A locals guide to visit Cornwall on a budget

After the hellish past few years starting with Covid, energy prices rising, cancelled/ delayed flights, we think everyone deserves a holiday more than ever. Here’s a locals guide on a typical week of activities for all the family fun on a budget in the Rame Peninsula.

When looking for the best deals online, it is more cost effective to book directly on our website, saving you any booking fees.

Another option is to team up with some family friends to split the cost of your travel and

accommodation costs.

Self-catering accommodation offers you the flexibility to come and go as you please and to set your own holiday timetable. This flexibility can also help you to budget as you can choose to nip back to your holiday home for lunch after a morning of exploring or make a packed lunch before you set off. All of our holiday cottages are well equipped with your own kitchen so you can save money on food.



Most check in times are around 4:00pm, after a long drive you’ll want to stretch those legs. The historic fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are fascinating to wonder around. With the sounds of the waves lapping and seagulls singing you will instantly feel relaxed for your holiday to begin. On our ‘activities’ & ’food & drink’ pages you can begin to plan your staycation.



Whatever the weather, rock pooling is always a favorite with the kids. Along from Kingsand Beach to the left there is a vast stretch of rockpools waiting to be discovered. Starfish, crabs and little fish are regularly spotted!

If you fancy getting in to the Cornish way a  locals favorite bite to eat is obviously a Cornish pasty. The Cornish Pod offer a selection of delicious pasties costing just £3.20 for a medium.



The perfect day to spend some quality time with the family. Pack up a picnic and head to Penlee Point, it’s a a 3.6 mile  high path over coastal heathland, where butterflies twirl above the wildflowers in the grass beside the path and the breath taking views out across the English Channel give sight of an assortment of vessels, usually including warships lying at anchor or patrolling the Channel. The walk passes several of the Rame peninsula’s military forts and batteries. The walk is pram friendly.  On your

return to the village be sure to reward the family with an ice cream from either Kingsand or Cawsand

coming in on an average of £2.50 per cone.


By this point you have had a weekend bursting with fun and laughter. It is time to relax on the beach only getting up to go for a dip to cool down.  Want to make the most of the long summer nights and stay on the beach? The Old Bakery, on Garrett Street offer homemade takeaway sourdough Pizzas, prices ranges from (£8-£10)



Feeling refreshed and ready for another adventure? Cawsand ferry runs frequently in the summer months taking passengers to Plymouth. The cost of the ferry is £5 per adult, £2.50 (3-15yo) and under 2 are free. Plymouth is England’s ocean city, and is steeped in history, from The Mayflower steps to Francis Drake.  The Box is Plymouth’s major new museum and art gallery is free to enter, make sure you book a slot on peak times.



Mount Edgcumbe is great for a family exploration of the gardens moving through layers of gardening history from the 16th century to their modern Black Bee Reserve.
Explore the coastline, discover trails, Segway around the grounds, take some time out browsing in their small shopping village. You can either refresh in one of the café/ restaurants or alternatively, you can bring a picnic to enjoy in the lovely gardens.



As your holiday is drawing to an end we would highly recommend taking a short drive to Rame head. This is a locals favourite spot to watch the sunset over Whitsand bay. At this spot you can sometimes spot deer, wild ponies & dolphins.



All packed and ready for the drive ahead? The Stores in Kingsand provide the villages

favourite coffee. Be sure to grab some delicious snacks for the trip back.


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