Bovisand Bay Beach

Bovisand Bay beach is a sheltered sandy bay with cliffs on either side. Popular with locals and visiting families with a large expanse of sand for ball games at low tide.

The beach is situated in a valley with a holiday park on the coast path not too far from Plymouth

Surfing beach that does not get too busy but the best time is in the winter.

Facilities at the beach are above the beach on the north side and include car parking, toilets, cafe/shop.

Bovisand Bay Beach has dog restrictions.
No dogs April to October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches at Plymouth, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Bovisand Bay Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Nov 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 11.5℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Dec 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (ESE)
Friday, Dec 02fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (ENE)

Plymouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Bovisand Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Bovisand Bay Beach is at Bovisand Pier 0.97 km (0.61 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Mon 28 Nov
   Low Tide at 02:11 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 08:25 (Height 5.30m)
   Low Tide at 14:42 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 20:57 (Height 4.93m)
Tue 29 Nov
   Low Tide at 03:00 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 09:16 (Height 5.11m)
   Low Tide at 15:36 (Height 1.80m)
   High Tide at 21:54 (Height 4.71m)
Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 03:57 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 10:17 (Height 4.92m)
   Low Tide at 16:39 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 23:04 (Height 4.55m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:06 (Height 2.30m)
   High Tide at 11:29 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 17:53 (Height 2.13m)
Fri 02 Dec
   High Tide at 00:20 (Height 4.52m)
   Low Tide at 06:26 (Height 2.33m)
   High Tide at 12:44 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 19:10 (Height 2.07m)
Sat 03 Dec
   High Tide at 01:30 (Height 4.62m)
   Low Tide at 07:41 (Height 2.18m)
   High Tide at 13:50 (Height 4.86m)
   Low Tide at 20:16 (Height 1.89m)
Sun 04 Dec
   High Tide at 02:29 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 08:42 (Height 1.94m)
   High Tide at 14:46 (Height 4.97m)
   Low Tide at 21:11 (Height 1.69m)

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