Make a Whitsand Bay holiday cottage your home away from home
Peaceful and serene, Whitsand Bay is a stunning area of pristine natural beauty, located on Cornish coast close to the Devon border. Distinctively recognised by its sweeping cashmere sands along the beach front and rugged sheer cliff faces, Whitsand Bay is a popular summer destination. HomeAway offers visitors a gorgeous selection of the best holiday cottages in Whitsand Bay, and with snug little bungalows and generous family homes, HomeAway has something for everyone. Holiday homes in Whitsand Bay offer the discerning guest everything they could possibly want whether it’s a 2 sleeper apartment, or a spacious converted barn that sleeps 9. Many of the accommodation options have beautiful sea views, with gracious gardens and plenty of space for kids to play safely.
Things to do in Whitsand Bay
Holiday cottages in Whitsand Bay are in the ideal location for exploring the rugged coastline of Cornwall and Devon and are also only about an hour away from glorious Dartmoor. Visitors can enjoy an action packed holiday, visits to Looe and Plymouth, lots of quaint fishing villages, or a traditional British holiday on the lovely beaches.
-Rame Head is an historic site set on the steep cliffs overlooking the sea. There is evidence of buildings from as far back as the Iron Age and Bronze Age. See barrows, remnants of castles, dwellings and other fascinating sites. There is also a chapel that was dedicated to St Michael the Archangel dating from the medieval period.
-The Monkey Sanctuary is a fantastic conservatory, being the home to many a rescued primate from the horrors of the animal trade industry and abuse. It is an educational facility popular with visitors in Whitsand Bay holiday homes who enjoy the chance to get involved and see first-hand how a working sanctuary operates.
-The James Egan Layne Wreck is a popular site with scuba diving enthusiasts. Sinking in 1945, it’s a massive 7000 ton wreck that was hit by a German torpedo, and then towed to salvage most of its cargo. It sunk to a depth of almost 80m, making it one of the most popular wrecks to explore.
-Cawsand Bay is an historic fishing village on the Rame Peninsula. Once famous for a successful smuggling ring, it is now just a place of stunning natural beauty and a popular tourist attraction. It’s a magical little town, with lots of walks and little winding streets sweeping over 800 acres along the coast.
-Port Winkle Walks are a favourite way to see the breathtaking coastline at its most spectacular. The walk is approximately 4.5 miles and starts at Port Winkle, passing the Whitsand Battery and Freathy and ending up at the Whitsand Bay Holiday Park. Chill out at the Cliff Top Café for some cool refreshments after the two and a half hour walk.
Weather in Whitsand Bay
Whitsand Bay holiday cottages are the perfect place for a getaway all year round. The enviable climate is mild and temperate throughout the year. A winter rainfall area, it’s wettest in December and January.
Travel to Whitsand Bay
Whitsand Bay is just 14 km away from Plymouth international airport where hire car can be arranged. Plymouth is also the nearest main railway station and there are local train services to Looe. National Express coaches also run services to various towns within 15-20 kilometres of Whitsand Bay. The main driving route is via the M5 and then the A38.