Plymouth is a city on the south coast of Devon with Plymouth Sound forming the boundary with Cornwall. Plymouth is a commercial shipping port and shipbuilding and dockyard town.

Plymouth itself only has two small rocky beaches either side of Plymouth's Tinside Lido, but the coastline to either side of Plymouth into Devon and Cornwall has a selection of great beaches and hidden coves worth exploring.

Plymouth is a large city with a long maritime past and so you have many historical sites to visit including those around the Mayflower story of 1620.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Plymouth, 96 beaches in Devon, or have a look at our list of Devon dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Mothecombe and Coastguards Beach

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    Stoke Row Cove Beach

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    Charles Church

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    Mayflower Steps

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    Plymouth Tinside Lido

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    Plymouth Hoe East Beach

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    Eddystone Lighthouse

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    Smeatons Tower

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    Wembury Beach

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    Royal Citadel

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    Wonwell Sands Beach

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    National Maritime Aquarium

Some more locations in Devon