Cawsand Ferry Information
The Cawsand Ferry service has been operating for more than one hundred years, connecting Plymouth to the beautiful beaches and villages of Cawsand and Kingsand.
Cawsand Beach is a pleasant east-facing shingle beach with rock pools and inlets for children to play in, all within a sheltered location. Cawsand proves to be a popular beach with families along with its neighbouring beach Kingsand.
Both villages have a selection of shops and places to eat including tradition pubs.
The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are a pair of 17th Century fishing villages once renowned for their smuggling activities. The streets are narrow and twisting with pretty pastel-coloured houses. The two villages are part of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and are within the Rame Peninsula, which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.
- Embarking & disembarking our Cawsand Ferry can be challenging at times, due to the use of a removable ramp/footway at Cawsand Beach. Our crew have the right to refuse access if they feel this cannot be achieved ‘safely’.
- Dogs are welcome on the beach except between 1 July – 31 August when a seasonal dog ban is in place between 10am and 6pm.
Dog Friendly – Dogs are allowed on all our Daytime Cruises & Ferries, but must remain on their leads at all times.
Cawsand Ferry Timetable
THE FERRY HAS STOPPED OPERATING FOR SUMMER 2023 & WILL RECOMMENCE – EASTER 2024
Departs Barbican Landing Stage:
09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30
Departs Cawsand Beach:
09:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00
*CHANGES TO TIMETABLES*
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Weather, tide & circumstances permitting.
PLEASE NOTE: that embarking/disembarking on the Cawsand Ferry can be challenging at times, due to the use of a removable ramp/footway at Cawsand Beach. Our crew have the right to refuse access if they feel this cannot be achieved ‘safely’.
We look forward to welcoming you on board.
Cawsand Ferry Prices
Adult – £6.00
Child – £3.00 (between 3 – 15 years)
Children 2 and under – FREE
Bicycles – £3.00
Single fares only.
Prams and bicycles are welcome.
Well behaved dogs sail for FREE!
Cawsand Ferry How to Book
Our Ferry Services are run on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be booked in advance. Please purchase your tickets directly onboard.
Please check our Live Twitter feed for daily updates as services may vary during extreme windy weather conditions.
Private Hire crossings may be available for large groups and organisations, although tide pending so please email or contact our office for more information: email@example.com or 01752 253153