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Cornish: Porthbugh
Cawsand is located in Cornwall
 Cawsand shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SX434502
Civil parish Maker-with-Rame
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TORPOINT
Postcode district PL10
Dialling code 01752
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South East Cornwall
List of places

Coordinates: 50°19′52″N 4°12′08″W / 50.3311°N 4.2021°W / 50.3311; -4.2021

Cawsand (Cornish: Porthbugh) and Kingsand are twin villages in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.[1] The village is situated on the Rame Peninsula and is in the parish of Maker-with-Rame.

Cawsand overlooks Plymouth Sound and adjoins Kingsand, formerly on the border of Devon and Cornwall (the border has since been moved and is the River Tamar). Once a renowned smuggling centre, Cawsand now has one public houses and a hotel (the Cawsand Bay Hotel the Cross Keys Inn.[citation needed]

Cawsand is within Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. There are frequent bus and ferry services to the city of Plymouth which is three miles to the north across Plymouth Sound. There is also a ferry service in the summer from Cawsand beach to Plymouth Hoe.

The Rame Peninsula is sometimes known as being in the Forgotten Corner of Cornwall.

Cawsand Fort[edit]

Cawsand Fort (at 50°19′56″N 4°12′9″W / 50.33222°N 4.20250°W / 50.33222; -4.20250) is sited just above the village. The fort is an 1860s Royal Commission on the Defence of the United Kingdom fort built on the site of a 1779 battery to mount about 10 guns to cover the western entrance to Plymouth Sound by the breakwater. Released by the Ministry of Defence in 1926 it remained derelict until it was converted into residential accommodation.


Cawsand is twinned with Porspoder in Brittany, France.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3

External links[edit]

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