The Old Mill (Devon)
The Old Mill at Wembury beach was operational until about 1900 and is now a cafe, open in the summer months.
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- Wembury is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) owned by the National Trust. The beach has some sand but mostly rocks and rock pools with guided walks around the rock pools from the NT Marine Conservation Centre. Cafe, car parks, toilets, kiosk. Dog restrictions: No dogs May to September.
- 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.
- The Plymouth National Maritime Aquarium is the UK’s largest aquarium and be amazed at our fascinating underwater world and how we all play a part in conserving it. Your journey will take you across the world’s oceans from the shores of Plymouth to the coral reefs of the tropics. Our hosts deliver an action packed talk schedule, including the not to be missed our interactive dive daily show.
- Plymouth Hoe (East) beach has a small pebble section with rocks below Plymouth Hoe low limestone cliffs. The Hoe is a large south facing open public space including a statue of Sir Francis Drake with magnificent views of Plymouth Sound, Drake’s Island, and across the Hamoaze to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon word Hoe, a sloping ridge shaped like an inverted foot and heel. Parking, toilets, food We have no dog information for Plymouth Hoe East beach.
- The Royal Citadel in Plymouth, was built in the late 1660s to the design of Sir Bernard de Gomme. It is at the eastern end of Plymouth Hoe overlooking Plymouth Sound, and encompasses the site of the earlier fort that had been built in the time of Sir Francis Drake.
- Tinside Pool is a great example of an Art Deco lido. Built in 1935 it looks out over Plymouth Sound and is overlooked by Plymouth Hoe and Smeaton’s Tower. The lido is a semicircle of 55 metres diameter (180 feet). There is a central fountain and two smaller side fountains. The lido is floodlit at night. Sun loungers and deckchairs are available for hire. The lido is open in the summer months.
- Plymouth Hoe (West) beach is not really a beach but just some rocks below Plymouth Hoe low limestone cliffs. The Hoe is a large south facing open public pace including a statue of Sir Francis Drake with magnificent views of Plymouth Sound, Drake’s Island, and across the Hamoaze to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon word Hoe, a sloping ridge shaped like an inverted foot and heel. Parking, toilets, food We have no dog information for Plymouth Hoe West beach.
- Smeaton’s Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse built in 1759. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. The lighthouse was in use until 1877, whern it was dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in the city of Plymouth, where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, the celebrated civil engineer.
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