situated in south east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom runs from
Rame Head in the east to Portwrinkle in the west. It is
characterised by sheer, high cliffs, dramatic scenery and long
stretches of sandy beaches. The South West Coast Path runs the
length of the bay.
The bay is overlooked by Rame Head, a conical hill with the ruins of
a 14th-century chapel dedicated to St Michael on top. Polhawn Cove
is a rough beach, consisting of sharp rocks, shingle and an area of
open sand. West of Captain Blake's Point, long stretches of sand are
interspersed with rocky headlands and small bays, many inaccessible
at high tide. The holiday settlements of Freathy and Tregonhawke are
built on terraces on the cliff faces.
A National Trust property at Sharrow Point preserves a small cave
excavated by hand in 1874 by a hermit called Lugger, who inscribed
verses on the ceiling to relieve his boredom. Lugger's Cave is
fenced off to the public.
The headland forms part of Rame Head & Whitsand Bay SSSI (Site of
Special Scientific Interest), noted for its geological as well as
biological interest. The SSSI contains 2 species on the Red Data
Book of rare and endangered plant species; early meadow-grass (poa
infirma) and slender birdís-foot-trefoil (from the lotus genus).
Whitsand Bay Lodge
Whitsand Bay Self Catering Holiday Park Lodge. The park is near to
the Villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and enjoys exceptional views.
Lodges on The Cornish Riviera
Our Lodge is on an elevated site overlooking the estuary and offers
guests luxurious well appointed accommodation with stunning sea and
open country views in the midst of unspoilt National Trust Land.
Facilities at Whitsand Bay include a restaurant, heated indoor
swimming pool and childrenís paddling pool, gym, sauna and sun
shower, crazy golf, table tennis, pool/snooker, childrenís bar and
to be confused with Whitesand Bay in West Cornwall, Whitsand Bay, is
situated in south east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom and runs
from Rame Head in the east to Portwrinkle in the west. It is
characterized by sheer, high cliffs, dramatic scenery and long
stretches of sandy beaches. The South West Coastal Path also runs
the length of the bay.
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