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Cawsand

Cornwall

The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand sit across the Tamar from Plymouth, fringing the southern end of a 3 mile bay. They are east facing sand and shingle beaches sheltered by Rame Head Peninsula and offering views over Plymouth Sound.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2016 Excellent

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Facilities at Cawsand beach

CampsiteToiletsShopsSlipway

Parking

There is a pay and display car park in Cawsand for 100 cars 100 yards from the beach.

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed between Easter Sunday and 30 September.

Beach cleaning

No current information

Lifeguards

No info

See safety tab

Activities

Boating is very popular. Exploring Rame Head - the area is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is on the SW Coast Path - head south for Rame Head and north east for Cremyll, for Mount Edgcumbe Park. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, from 15th May to 30th September. Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2016 Excellent

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Find out how they compare.

Today’s daily pollution forecast

Daily water quality forecasts are made at some designated bathing waters during the bathing season which is May to September in England and Wales and June to September in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Water quality isn’t monitored outside of this time and daily pollution forecasts are not made – check back here during the bathing season for the latest forecasts.

Safety, Weather & Tides

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of Cawsand

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

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shelving
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Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Cawsand beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Cawsand beach

Fish2Fork

We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

Visit Fish2fork website

Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

The ViewSustainable

River Cottage Canteen - PlymouthSustainable

Las Iguanasunsustainable

Prezzounsustainable

Le Bistrot PierreSustainable

Jolly Jacks Waterfront Bar and BistroSustainable

The Artillery TowerSustainable

Rock Salt Cafe & BrasserieSustainable

West Hoe Fish FryersSustainable

SproutsSustainable

MaritimoSustainable

Duke of CornwallSustainable

Steves Brasserieunsustainable

Lorenzosunsustainable

The Terrace CafeSustainable

The BankSustainable

Theatre Royal RestaurantSustainable

Chloes RestaurantSustainable

The Grecian TavernaSustainable

Aglio OlioSustainable

Morgans Italian Mediterraneanunsustainable

The Berkeley Bar and GrillSustainable

The Leandraunsustainable

DuttonsSustainable

Zeusunsustainable

The TreasurySustainable

Barbican KitchenSustainable

Tanners RestaurantSustainable

YukisanSustainable

Restaurant 60 & the NotteSustainable

ArribasSustainable

The Boathouse CafeSustainable

Noodle Loungeunsustainable

GotoSustainable

HakkaSustainable

The Steak and OmeletteSustainable

The Mission Bar & Restaurantunsustainable

The ChancelSustainable

Shirley Valentines TavernaSustainable

Mediterraneanunsustainable

Rockys Restaurantunsustainable

Spice Wellunsustainable

Lanterns Kebab and Steak Houseunsustainable

KoishiiSustainable

The Village Restaurantunsustainable

The Navy InnSustainable

Barbican Fish BarSustainable

Harbourside Fish and ChipsSustainable

Plattersunsustainable

Glassblowing HouseSustainable

Blues Bar and GrillSustainable

Seafood & Pasta Barunsustainable

BacaroSustainable

The ShipSustainable

Arthouseunsustainable

The Vauxhall Quayunsustainable

Rockfish Seafood - PlymouthSustainable

The BridgeSustainable

Chandlers Bar & RestaurantSustainable

Meze Bar and GrillSustainable

Dolphin House BrazzerieSustainable

National Marine AquariumSustainable

Positanounsustainable

ZuzimoSustainable

YO! Sushi - PlymouthSustainable

B.E.D Cafe Bar RestaurantSustainable

Lockyers QuaySustainable

Imperial Gardenunsustainable

Thai in the ParkSustainable

Bistro OneSustainable

Heaven Bar and Restaurantunsustainable

Mussel InnSustainable

FrancinesSustainable

PerillasSustainable

Langdon CourtSustainable

The Finnygook InnSustainable

Whitsand Bay HotelSustainable

St Elizabeth Houseunsustainable

The Gallery Restaurantunsustainable

Churchills RestaurantSustainable

Kingfisher Fish & ChipsSustainable

Rose and Crownunsustainable

The Miners Arms Hemerdon Ltdunsustainable

Click here to visit Fish2fork.

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Cawsand beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Anna Elliott
on 1 Oct 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jennifer Meza
on 10 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Justine Millard
on 10 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karen Williams
on 18 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by John Hepburn
on 16 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jonathan Newman
on 16 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Zillah Robertson
on 14 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rosie Barnfield
on 14 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tori Froud
on 14 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Denise Lsrner
on 13 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Crook
on 12 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Liz Johnson
on 9 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jayne Laity
on 8 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sophie Budge
on 31 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chas Billing
on 31 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Holly Wales
on 28 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Richards
on 28 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Liz Bailey
on 26 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tori Froud
on 26 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Emily Whiteway-wilkinson
on 24 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karen Williams
on 24 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tori Froud
on 22 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Freyja Thomson
on 22 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Maria Ketteringham
on 21 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karen Williams
on 20 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Abbi Scott
on 19 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lois Geach
on 24 Jun 2016

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