Discover Cornwall's great hidden corner - Millbrook Creek on the Rame Peninsula

Discover Cornwall's great hidden corner - Millbrook Creek on the Rame Peninsula

Torpoint at the mouth of the Tamar river with views across to Devonport and Plymouth is a gateway to Cornwall and Devon. A ferry service has been in operation here since the 1790s, and today three chain ferries operate 24 hours a day, every 10 minutes at peak periods. The Torpoint Crossing is the UK's busiest estuarial vehicular ferry crossing with the largest chain ferries carrying nearly two million vehicles across the Tamar annually! Tolls are low cost and payable one way.

Sunny Torpoint is a welcoming riverside town close to St John's Lake which forms part of the tidal Tamar estuary and is a mecca for wintering wildfowl and waders. The lake also serves as a stopping off point for migratory terns and gulls, and is a great spot for birdwatching. Local attractions include the National Trust's Antony House, historic home of the Carew-Pole family. Torpoint is also the location for Royal Navy training establishment, HMS Raleigh - many in the navy have trained here.

Whitsand Bay

Whitsand Bay

Ideally placed for exploring South East Cornwall (Looe and Polperro are just 20 minutes away) and for hopping across to ocean city Plymouth, Torpoint is surrounded by pretty villages like Antony to the west. To the south is Kingsand, Cawsand and the Rame Peninsula with its wooded valleys running right down to the sea. The beautiful Rame Peninsula is fondly known as 'Cornwall's Forgotten Corner'. Whitsand Bay with its miles of great sweeping sandy beaches, golf course and the villages of Portwrinkle and Crafthole sit close by on the western flank of the peninsula. The climate is warm in this Area of Outstanding Beauty, one of Cornwall's peaceful hidden gems.

Cremyll Foot Ferry

A historic foot ferry service also operates between Cremyll on the Cornish side, just south of Torpoint, to Admirals Hard in Plymouth. Journey time across the River Tamar is around 8 minutes and many have described the boat trip as one of the best ways to arrive in Cornwall. As you cross the Tamar you'll catch wonderful views of Plymouth, Royal William Yard and the Sound.

Accommodation in Torpoint

  • Portwrinkle   (5.1 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £55
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    Stunning beachside hotel in Portwrinkle near Looe on the South East Cornish Coast. Spa leisure facilities and private golf course. 32 en-suite rooms. Exclusive pet friendly hotel.
     
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  • Antony   (2.6 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £320
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    Offering stylish single storey accommodation in the quiet village of Antony, this two bedroom cottage can sleep four people.
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  • Downderry   (8.2 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £1,055
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    Fabulous split level detached house with balcony overlooking the Cornish coast. Children and babies welcome. Just a short five minute walk to the nearby sand and shingle beach.
     
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  • Millbrook   (3.1 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £439
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    This apartment is at the foot of the Tregonhawke Cliffs, close to Millbrook and Plymouth in Cornwall and sleeps up to six people in two bedrooms.
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  • Millbrook   (3.1 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £405
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    This all ground floor apartment is at the foot of the Tregonhawke Cliffs, close to Millbrook and eight miles from Plymouth in Cornwall and sleeps up to four people.
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  • Torpoint   (1.4 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
    Sleeps 6
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    £625
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    Stunning period cottage within a Victorian walled garden on the beautiful Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall. Ample parking, open fire, three bedrooms and WiFi. Sleeps 6.
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  • Portwinkle   (5.2 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £964
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    Excellent Portwrinkle holiday cottage, located close to the seafront and with magnificent sea views. Family friendly, with off road parking and pets allowed. Hot tub onsite. WIFI.
     
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  • Torpoint   (4.5 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £33
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    With a stay at Finnygook Inn in Torpoint (South Cornish Coast), you'll be close to Whitsand Bay Beach. This inn is within the region of Looe Beach and Plymouth Dome.Rooms Make y...
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  • Torpoint   (1.4 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £50
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    Situated in the village of Cremyll on the banks of the River Tamar with fabulous views to Drakes Island and Plymouth, Edgcumbe Arms is a pub with free parking and 4 rooms with B...
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  • Near Torpoint   (4.3 miles from the centre of Torpoint)
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    £95
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    Beautiful Hotel & Restaurant in East Cornwall, set In 8 acres of grounds. Providing locally sourced food, fine wine & cask ales in a stunning tranquil location. Families welcome.
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