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    Cawsand Ferry
    Discover secluded beaches and magnificent scenery
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    Cawsand Ferry
    Discover secluded beaches and magnificent scenery
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    Cawsand Ferry
    Discover secluded beaches and magnificent scenery
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    Cawsand Ferry
    Discover secluded beaches and magnificent scenery
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Cawsand Ferry

The Cawsand Ferry runs daily during the seasonal months, between the Barbican Landing Stage and the beautiful beaches and Cornish villages of Cawsand and Kingsand on the Rame peninsula.

A wonderful boat trip in itself, this half hour ferry journey takes you back in time to the quaint fishing and smuggling villages of Cawsand and Kingsand, with secluded beaches, spectacular walks and magnificent scenery. You can be sure of a warm welcome in the many pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes.

Please note, this is a seasonal service running from Easter to the last Sunday in October.

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

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Cawsand Ferry Timetable

Service operates during the summer months only.
From: 1st April to Sunday 30th October 2022 (inclusive).

SUMMER TIMETABLE
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*
Please check our live Tweets (displayed on right or below), to see alerts & changes to services during adverse weather conditions & extremely low tides.
Follow us at: www.twitter.com/PlymBoatTrips

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 – £5

Child – £2.50 (between 3 – 15 years)

Children 2 and under – FREE

Bicycles – £2.50

Single fares only.

Regular ferry users we offer a pre-paid Season Ticket Book – please ask onboard for more details.

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: info@plymouthboattrips.co.uk or 01752 253153

Cawsand Ferry Covid-19

On-Board Guidance

We'd like to thank you all for your patience and cooperation throughout the Covid 19 pandemic. We are now out of the main restrictions, however, please be assured Plymouth Boat Trips continues to make every effort to keep everything clean and shipshape!

Mask wearing is now optional and we respect customers and staff who wish to do so. We maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene onboard, hand sanitiser will continue to be available and, of course, good, old fashioned hand washing is always encouraged!

Please be assured, as standard, all our vessels are cleaned, thoroughly, prior to the start of the daily schedule and at the end of each day. Additionally, high traffic areas are cleaned throughout the day.

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What our customers say...

“Thank you to the Cremyll Ferry for all your support of Fourlanesend Community School. We use your service with the children at various points in the year. This helps us deliver our unique curriculum and we always appreciate the help you give us. Thank you for being part of our success!”

Rebecca Norton, Head Teacher Fourlanesend C.P. School

“I thoroughly recommend Plymouth Boat Trips. They welcome everyone and I’m sure that anyone who uses them will have a wonderful time.”

Theresa Burt, Ask4All

“For the past 8 years, we have used Plymouth Boat Trips to host our event watching the British Fireworks Championship in August.  Our event has been hugely popular each year, which is no doubt thanks to Plymouth Boat Trips’ excellent hospitality.   

We cannot recommend Plymouth Boat Trips enough! Thank you again for your faultless service year after year!”

Hannah Jackson, Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers Ltd

“I thoroughly recommend Plymouth Boat Trips! As a support group for people with disabilities and their families we have been organising activities for over 16 years. One of our favourite events is with Plymouth Boat Trips, cruising the Tamar whilst enjoying a disco!  They welcome everyone and I’m sure that anyone who uses them will have a wonderful time.”

Theresa Burt, Ask4All

“We use Plymouth Boat Trips every year for a celebration at the end of the academic year. We are always very well looked after by the crew. It makes for a great celebration at a very competitive price.”

Diane Henderson, Assistant Vice Principal, Marine Academy Plymouth

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