Whitsand Bay has an abundance of holiday homes to rent directly on the cliffs or in the local vicinity on the beautiful Rame Peninsular in this hidden corner of Cornwall. The properties located on the cliff side at Freathy perch precariously above the beaches at Whitsand Bay but are generally for couples and not for large groups. If you are looking for a larger holiday home or luxury cottage with spectacular views of the water Ancarva is just a short distance away.
The stunning beaches at Whitsand Bay offer three miles of unspoilt sand from Rame Head to Portwrinkle and are unquestionably one of Cornwall’s hidden gems. The beaches are not all suitable for people with walking disabilities as many of them are accessed by steep paths and steps that wind down between the verdant vegetation, however, these beaches are never crowded and are always a pleasure to spend time on.
At low tide the long stretches of glistening sand provides great walking or jogging, whilst the constant swell keeps surfers and body boarders happy riding some huge waves. Several of the beaches have resident RNLI life guards in attendance so make sure you swim in the patrolled zones that are clearly marked. Access can be difficult on steps and uneven paths from parking areas so be very careful, particularly if your unsteady on your feet. The beach at Portwrinkle isn’t the prettiest but is certainly the easiest to access.
Rock pools dotted along the beach reveal fascinating marine life and out to sea the bay is a popular dive site. Home to HMS Scylla, an ex-naval frigate sunk in 2004 to form an artificial reef and spectacular safe dive. There are a number of local operators you can book in Plymouth to take you diving if you have the relevant qualification.
If your looking for Holiday Home close to Whitsand Bay in which to relax yet close enough to enjoy all the action the beach has to offer, then Ancarva could be the perfect place to stay. Ancarva is a waterside holiday home located directly on the banks of the river Tamar in Cornwall with far reaching views across the tidal Millbrook lake to Mount Edgcumbe beyond.