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.
Part of the fabric of the community, The Weston Maid or Red Pig, as she’s affectionately known by the locals, offers a 30 minute sailing to and from the Barbican Landing Stage in Plymouth, directly onto Cawsand Beach.
A 40ft purpose built passenger vessel, The Weston Maid is a celebrity in her own right, built as a lifeboat for the ocean liner, Canberra. An extremely elegant and famous passenger ship, The Canberra was the first ship in the world to have lifeboats specifically designed to slot neatly into compartments in the side of the ship, and could also transport passengers from ship to shore.
The trusty Weston Maid has travelled many thousands of miles all over the world, with true pedigree! The Weston Maid is M.C.A. Licensed to carry 62 passengers and two members of crew.
Cawsand Ferry Timetable
The Cawsand Ferry is a seasonal service, operating from 1stApril to 3rd November 2019 (inclusive).
Full Daily Timetable recommences 1st April 2019:
Departs Barbican Landing Stage:
09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30, *18:30
Departs Cawsand Beach:
09:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:00, *18:30
* EXTRA ferry service; WEEKENDS ONLY – From: 3rd June to 19th July 2019
DAILY during School Holidays – From: 25th May to 2nd June, plus – From: 20th July to 1st September
Weather, tide & circumstances permitting.
We look forward to welcoming you on board.
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’.
ACTIVE / LIVE INFORMATION: Please scroll down this page to our live Twitter Feed, where we will alert customers of any changes to all our services during adverse weather conditions.
Cawsand Ferry Prices
Adult – £5
Child – £2.50 (between 3 – 15 years)
Children 2 and under – FREE
Bicycles – £2.50
Single fares only.
CASH payments are taken on board and this service cannot be booked in advance.
Regular ferry users we offer a pre-paid Season Ticket Book – £40 per person.
Prams and bicycles are welcome.
Well behaved dogs sail for FREE!
Cawsand Ferry How to Book
Please purchase your ticket on board.
Apologies, this service cannot be booked in advance.
Please check our Live Twitter feed for daily updates as services may vary during extreme windy weather conditions.