The Rame Peninsula is approximately 35 mins from Looe (using the starting point of Looe Railway Station) and is the last headland in Cornwall before reaching, across the Tamar River. A large swath of the peninsula is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty… when you visit you will soon realise why.
By Car: Take the B3253 out of Looe and follow this road towards Hessenford, the road will become the A387 near Widegates. Follow until the t-junction, turning right onto the A374 towards Torpoint. Continue until you reach the village of Sheviock where the road becomes the B3247 that leads along the coastal road near the village of Crafthole, all the way to Rame Head itself.
Please note. This can be a very narrow road in places with high hedgerows and few passing places. During peak summer months the roads can be busy and parking limited.
Access by public transport is less straightforward due to the cross over with different bus routes that serve SE Cornwall. Full route & timetable information can be found on he website for Plymouth City Bus.
If you are on foot, the SW Coastal Path takes you along the most spectator stretch of coastline, with far reaching views.
You can take a boat (passenger ferry) to/from Plymouth to both Mount Edgcumbe & the village of Cawsand
What’s To See & Do?
- Beaches – there are a number of beautiful beaches which stretch along the coastline for three miles from Rame Head to Portwrinkle with sandy bays and rock pools to discover. During the summer months, some of the beaches are covered by RNLI lifeguards
- Golf – Whitsand Bay Golf Club is a cliff-top par 70 course with stunning views across the bay
- Mount Edgcumbe park – a wonderful 865 acre estate with formal gardens, parkland and the stately home dating to the 16th century
- Anthony House – the 18th century house & gardens run by the National Trust
- Rame Church – pause and reflect for a moment at this beautiful church which dates to 1265
- Wacker Quay – enjoy the scenic walk from the 18th century Wacker Quay to the village of Antony. You can print off the permissive walking route here
- The villages of Kingsand & Cawsand are a must (see our separate Blog) – here you will find beaches, places to eat & drink
- Diving – Europe’s first artificial reef was created in Whitsand Bay with the sinking of HMS Scylla
- Surfing, Paddleboard & Coasteering lessons can be booked with Adventure Bay
Where to Eat & Drink
There are numerous places to enjoy a lite bite or a long lazy lunch during your day out on the Rame Peninsula, these are a few that have caught our attention or we’ve have had direct feedback about.
Pictured above, the stunning vista from the aptly named The View along Treninnow Cliff Road is a great place to pause and enjoy lunch or dinner during the summer months. Nearby in Portwrinkle, at the Whitsand Bay Golf Club, their Dovecote Cafe is the perfect spot and walking distance to the beach and rock pools.
You will be spoilt for choice of great local pubs… three that we have had good feedback on the service & food are the Devonport Inn in Kingsand, the Finnygook Inn in Crafthole, and, with the high tide lapping at its beer garden, the Willcove Inn, in the hamlet of Willcove.
Are we missing something ?
If you feel we’ve missed any gems along the Rame Peninsula – could be an amazing view point or a great place to enjoy a meal – please let us know.
Drop us an email and we will add the details into our Blog.