British Beaches

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Bovisand Bay Beach

Plymouth, Devon

The main beach at Bovisand is a sheltered bay of yellow sand with cliffs either side. It is popular with locals and families. There is a large expanse of flat sand when the tide is out, which is ideal for ball games and warms the water with the incoming tide.

Beach Type



There are toilets nearby
There are beach shops on both sides of the bay


The beach is perfect for swimming and snorkelling

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is situated on a coast path from which you can walk the 5 miles to Plymouth or 7 miles to the River Yealm passing various bays.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.


Dogs are not allowed on the beach between May 1st to Sept 30th. Dog bins are provided.

Tourist Information

Bovisand Lodge Estate. Bovisand. Nr. Plymouth. PL9 0AA. 01752 403554


Nearest town: Plymouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.335, -4.11839
Postcode: PL9 0AD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From Plymouth head to Mountbatten. follow signs for Jenny Cliff/Staddon Heights. Beach can be accessed both sides.

Public Transport

There are regular buses from Plymouth. There is a water taxi from the Mayflower steps to Mountbatten with buses leaving from there or a 2 mile coastal walk to the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Plymouth (Approx. 3 miles away)
Devonport Dockyard (Approx. 4 miles away)
Devonport (Devon) (Approx. 4 miles away)
Keyham (Approx. 5 miles away)
St Budeaux Victoria Road (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is a carpark both sides of the bay. they both charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Bovisand Bay, Down Thomas (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Renney Road War Memorial, Down Thomas (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Jennycliff, Plymouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Lake Road, Hooe (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Turnchapel, Turnchapel (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
The Shipway, Plymstock (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
The Quay, Plymstock (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Wembury Beach, Wembury (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Plymstock Broadway, Plymstock (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Elphinstone, Plymouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Plymouth