Whitsand Bay Fort sits majestically above the beautiful beaches, quaint coves and shimmering sea of Whitsand Bay, one of the most awe-inspiring stretches of coastline in the whole of Cornwall.

Taking pride of place amidst the scenic splendour, Whitsand Bay Fort puts its envied lodge-owners right in the centre of things – so much so that you’d need to turn your head almost as far as an owl’s to take in the entire view from Rame Head on the left to Portwrinkle and beyond on the right.

And don’t forget the equally panoramic views inland, taking in the picturesque Tamar Valley, both Tamar bridges, and endless miles of Cornish countryside.

Other places only offer pebbles, but Whitsand Bay has four miles of soft golden sands, punctuated by rock-pools and caves, all forming a backdrop to an ever-changing seascape that can range  from gentle lapping at the water’s edge to towering waves that make it a must-visit for serious surfers.

Wave-top white horses can seem crazier than anything the Osmonds envisaged, and every change of weather brings new interest to the views.

The steep and winding paths down to the beach, picking their way through wild flowers beloved by bees and butterflies, take you into bucket-and-spade territory and those secret coves, all very Enid Blytonish and the start, no doubt, of many an adventure.

Way out in the bay, but far beneath the waves, lies the wreck of the Royal Navy warship HMS Scylla, deliberately sunk to form an artificial reef that attracts serious divers from all over the world.

History And Mystery

Looking left to the tiny historic ruined chapel on the headland at Rame Head, you’d never think that the bustling city of Plymouth with its third of a million people, award-winning Theatre Royal and the National Marine Aquarium was hidden just around the corner, mere miles geographically but otherwise a world away from the tranquility of Whitsand Bay.

To the right, headland after headland stretches away, melting into the mist or the haze, while the nearby beaches have the romantic names of Tregonhawke, Tregantle and Freathy.

The beaches are dog-friendly and family-friendly, huge when the tide is out, and thought by many to be the finest in South East Cornwall.

The central and utterly splendid location of your lodge at Whitsand Bay Fort means you’re as far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you want to be, yet only a short drive from urban Plymouth via the Tamar Bridge at Saltash or the much closer Torpoint Ferry.

Most of the roads around the bay are narrow country lanes lined with wild flowers, birds and animals, as picturesque as any you could hope to find in this part of the UK.


Surrounding area of beauty


To The North

Endless acres of prime Cornish countryside stretch away, punctuated by the odd farmhouse, the pretty village of St John, and the town of Saltash with its twin bridges to Plymouth way beyond.

To The East

More countryside, obvs, with the village of Maker nearby and Mount Edgcumbe, Britain’s first country park, occupying a vast part of the peninsula with seaside and estate walks.


To The South

There is nothing but sea between you and Roscoff in France, way out of sight, apart from the beautiful beaches below and the ruined chapel perched on the headland at Rame Head.

To the West

Look West from Whitsand Bay Fort and you’ll see Portwrinkle, Looe, Seaton, Downderry, Talland and nameless coves and inlets, all very Enid Blyton and all very romantic.

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Own sports hall

Experience the ultimate convenience and fitness opportunities with our hotel's own sports hall. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, our sports hall caters to a variety of athletic activities, from basketball and volleyball to indoor soccer and badminton.