Cawsand Bay

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Coordinates: 50°19′48″N 4°12′00″W / 50.330°N 4.200°W / 50.330; -4.200

Cawsand Bay

Cawsand Bay is a bay on the south-east coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.[1]

The bay takes its name from the village of Cawsand at grid reference SX 434 503, to the north-east of the Rame Peninsula. Cawsand Bay is oriented north-south, opening eastward into Plymouth Sound about 3 miles (5 km) south-southwest of Plymouth, as the crow flies.[2]

Cawsand Bay is about one mile (1.6 km) across and about a mile-and-a-half (2.4 km) wide across its mouth and is bounded by Penlee Point to the south.

A ballad called "Cawsand Bay" was included in Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch's The Oxford Book of Ballads (Clarendon Press, 1910).[3]


  1. ^ Bartholomew National Map Series; South Devon, 1:100 000. 1975
  2. ^ Bartholomew, 1975
  3. ^ The Oxford Book of Ballads, pp. 839-40