The Local Area Whitsand Bay and beyond…
Whitsand bay is popular for surfing, and has the Adventure bay surf school right down on the beach next to the Eddystone cafe. Dan who runs the school also offers Aqua zorbing-sometimes on the beach and sometimes up in the pool in the holiday park depending on the weather. Also on offer for the more adventurous is coasteering around Rame head. The beach is clean and safe for bathers with a flag system in force and a lifeguard station which operates from May to September.For a link to the surf school please click on www.adventurebay.co.uk
The chalet overlooks the famous HMS Scylla diving wreck, a former naval frigate which was scuttled in Whitsand Bay in 2004.
The village of Millbrook is about 2 miles away where you can find a Coop, Spar, Chemist and Newsagents. There is a wonderful fish and chip shop and a couple of good local pubs.
The more picturesque fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are also about 2 miles away in the opposite direction; here you could catch a foot ferry to Plymouth or just check out the numberous local pubs.
If relaxing and unwinding is not your thing maybe you could try a few other local attractions.
The Whitsand Bay Holiday Park- firstname.lastname@example.org – is just at the top of our cliff. It is open to non residents and for a small charge gives you access to their indoor heated pool. They also run kids club activities and have a clubhouse with a bar and a disco.If you feel you want to explore the holiday park it may be worth taking a wander up there to see what’s on during your stay.
- Walking the South West Coastal path
- Visiting Plymouth- with the new Drake Circus shopping mall, the old world charm of the Barbican, the famous Plymouth Hoe or the renown Plymouth Marine Aquarium-complete with sharks!
- Exploring Dartmoor on foot or horseback
- Golf- Whitsand Bay Golf Club
- Bass and Mackerel fishing on the beach
- Day and evening cruises on the river Tamar
Polhawn Fort – Wedding Venue overlooking Rame Peninsula
The chalet is a real retreat but if you are feeling a bit lazy and in need of a treat the cliff top cafe which is situated above the chalet is a fabulous place owned and run by Ben and Lou. They have a reasonably priced home cooked menu on offer, and a warm and friendly welcome, it is well worth a visit
There is another cafe right on the beach, owned and run by the ‘Bold man of the sea’ Jim Shekdar- the mad man who rowed the Pacific ocean a few years ago single handed in a wooden rowing boat built my my husband David- he is a definate character- ask him all about his adventures and you may get a free coffee from his new coffee machine or one of his mammoth portions of chips!
For more formal dining ‘The View’ restaurant with TV celebrity chef Mat Corner is about a 5 minute walk away. It provides fabulous locally sourced food that people travel miles for.
In short, whatever you want from your holiday- there is something for everyone.