Kingsand Beach is on the Rame Peninsula, a designate Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beach is fairly sheltered and south east facing with views across the Plymouth Sound. It is a relatively small beach, and is composed of shingle and sand; rock pools are revealed at low tide. It is Marine Conservation Society Recommended and an ideal spot for sheltered bathing, canoeing and kayaking. It also lies on the South West Coastal Path, which leads from the beach through the wooded slopes to Penlee Point and along the cliffs to Rame Head.