Rockwater Cabin has one of the best positions on the clifftop.
The cabin nestles into the cliff.
The master bedroom with its comfy king-size bed and a view straight out to sea.
The pretty dining-area, with bunting and fairy lights adding to the charm.
The galley kitchen is small but perfectly formed.
So well-equipped.
All the pots and pans you need to cook up a feast.
It will be difficult to get out of bed with a view like that!
The single bedroom at the back of the cabin.
The dining-table sits under the eaves so please mind your head.
The lounge is wonderfully light and airy...
The antique-effect gas stove will keep you warm and toasty whatever the weather.
The owner is a terrific artist and her work is displayed throughout the cabin.
Some more of the owner's artwork.
For a small cabin the shower-room is a good size.
The Tide Times is essential reading here - but please leave it behind at the end of your stay so that the next guests can read it too.
The original gas lights are still in the cabin, simply to admire as they are no longer in working order.
You may need this to identify your finds from the beach......
Use these to spot dolphins.
Pretty fairy lights add to the romance of the cabin.
The patio doors in the kitchen lead out onto the decking-area.
With that view you will want to dine al fresco from sunrise to sunset.
The large decking-area takes full advantage of the view.
Come on in - an idyllic cliffside paradise awaits.
Pretty plants in a variety of unusual containers all add to the charm.
The gate to the pathway which leads up to the road or down to the beach.
When the tide is out you have almost four miles of golden sand to explore.
Your four-legged friend will have such a great time on the beach - it's dog-friendly all year long.
On a clear day you can see as far south as Lizard Point.
This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it really is beautiful.
One of the paths down to the beach.

Rockwater Cabin


2 miles W of Kingsand / Sleeps 3 + cot*

7 Nights from £631 - £1190

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Devon and Cornwall Inn (1 mile)

Sit and drink with a resident spectre at this traditional Cornish inn.

Nearest beach

Tregonhawke Beach (250 yards)

This is a mainly rocky and coarse sandy beach, accessed via a steep cliff path. Cafe for light refreshments nearby.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Kingston August 2016


Parking is first come first served on the road at top. Not for the faint hearted or those with small children as the way up and down is very steep but once at the bottom the views are fantastic. Miles of sandy beach, well served by lifeguards within the flagged area. Cafe half way down. Not for those looking for a family beach with facilities but good for beach games, paddling and beachcombing. Go on a clear day when it's less windy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Perfect for views far out to sea, large sandy beach well worth the climb with a welcoming cafe.

Nearest walk

Cremyll to Portwinkle (2 ¾ miles)

An interesting thirteen mile hike along the Cornish Coastal Path with stunning coastal views taking in Mount Edgecombe Country Park and several pretty Cornish villages with obligatory watering holes! Make sure you plan your journey back as public transport in the area is limited.

Nearest town

Kingsand (1 ¾ miles)

Together with its twin village, Cawsand, Kingsand is a little piece of holiday heaven. Tiny, twisting streets, a string of three beaches separated by rocks (excellent rockpooling to be had here) and calendar-perfect fishermen’s cottages have inspired many a photographer here. If you’re looking for an oasis of peace, you’ve come to the right place.

Also nearby

Finnygook Beach (2 ¾ miles)

Beautiful sand and pebble beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Short walk from car park (get there early in summer!) and cafe nearby. Finnygook is the eastern end of Portwrinkle, which itself consists of two beaches and marks the western extremity of Whitsand Bay.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Rain Rain Rain...

...But the cafe was good - fast & friendly service while the rain lashed the outside! Nice walks though.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Green January 2012

really great pub! Dog friendly

We took our two dogs there on new years eve for lunch. very friendly, great food and beer.

we also had their take away fish and chips one night which was some of the best fish and chips we have ever had!! well worth a visit!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Gorgeous sandy beach just the right size for letting children run free while small enough to still keep an eye on them. Convenient car park and small cafe. Slightly off the beaten track so a great place to get away from the crowds.

Tregantle Beach (1 ¼ miles)

This long stretch of sandy beach can seem endless, around 4 miles in all, stretching out to almost reach Rame Head.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Defries July 2011

Huge sandy beach which never feels crowded, and has wonderful crowd-free surfing.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park (3 miles)

Five hundred and fifty years of history.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Wonderful parkland with many walks and beautiful gardens with views of Plymouth.
Staff at Mount Edgcumbe House helpful and informative , interesting house to wander around beautifully maintained.

Downderry Beach (5 ½ miles)

Wide beach backed by cliffs. A mixture of sand, shingle and pebbles, with rock pools at low tide. The eastern part is usually quieter as it is more difficult to access.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

wind and rain blown...but lovely

We walked and walked along here to get some "air" on the windiest wettest day of half term! We sand blasted all of our features smooth as there was a little too much air with sand! Young & old enjoyed ooing & aaaing at the beautiful pebbles and rock pools, though the kids could barely stand up straight for long! Would DEFINITELY like to return on a day with less "weather" !

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lansley October 2011

Beach and food

Although staying just near Downderry we did not venture here to the last day but wished we had spent longer here - very clean and very long stretch of beach. The best evening meal we had here too at The Blue Plate - and suggest you book or you will have to be seated if room in the conservatory, it was superb - a little pricey and adults only really but really really good quality and plenty of locals eating there which speaks volumes!

Port Eliot Festival (4 ¾ miles)

Once called The Elephant Fair, the dreamy Port Eliot manor opens its doors to the best family festival this side of Wonkaville. Gavin Turk’s House of Fairy Tales is a lawless treat and Caught By The River is also worth a nose.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lucy May 2011

The Best of Lit and Music

Part lit fest, part music fest. Port Eliot takes all the best bits of a literary festival - Q&A's with your favourite authors, showcasing work from new writers and poets – and mixes them with the vibe of a music festival. One of the highlights at last year's festival (2010) was Jarvis Cocker taking over the decks for a late night DJ session in the dance tent. There is already excitement building around this year's festival with the announcement that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be curating the Paradiso Outdoor Cinema.

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