Cawsand ( together with Kingsand ) constitute an old smuggling village on the Rame Peninsula in Cornwall, sometimes called the Forgotten Corner of Cornwall.
The narrow streets hug the coastline and the South Coast Path passes through the main streets and literally past Tarkwa Cottage.
The peninsula is surrounded on three sides by water and the open sea of the Plymouth Sound and two branches of the Tamar River. It is an area of great beauty and peace, being far less visited than some more well known parts of Cornwall.
Naval traditions are everywhere and from the main windows at Tarkwa Cottage there is a continual display of boats, from the local gigs and yachts to naval frigates, destroyers and submarines. In addition the P&O ferries to Brittany and Spain pass by
Cawsand is well placed also to visit many attractions – the Eden project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are just an hour away and National Trust properties such as Cotehele, Lanhydrock and Anthony are all nearby. There is a direct Ferry from the beach to Plymouth in the summer months and there the Barbican area, the Gin Distillery and the National Aquarium are all worth a visit.
In addition to walking, swimming and sailing all freely available in the village there is surfing at Whitsand Bay ( with lifeguards) and several golf courses within an hour of the property.