Kingsand and Cawsand are a pair of 17th Century Cornish fishing villages. They are made up of coloured sandstone cottages, small lanes, a few shops and some pubs and restaurants. Kingsland is a traffic-free village with steep winding streets.
Kingsand was still in Devon until 1844 and you can still see the boundary stone that marked the county boundary opposite the Halfway Hotel, separating Turk Town (Cawsand) and the North Rockers (Kingsand). The stream behind the Halfway House used to mark the border between Devon and Cornwall. Rivalry between the two villages continued well into the 20th century.
Fortifications from Tudor to Napoleonic times guard the sea approaches.
The Kingsand sea defences take a pounding.
More information is given under Cawsand.