Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site (REF : PLY)

Bovisand Lane, Down Thomas, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 0AE

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Peaceful stays
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Plymouth Sound Club Site rests on a headland outside the town of Plymouth and offers superb views across the glorious Sound. This delightful caravan park is close to the South West Coastal Footpath for unforgettable walks, the Plym Valley Cycleway for those keen to experience some wonderful scenery by bike and many lovely beaches.

Apart from the normal restaurant and shopping choices of a busy town, the convenient distance of the caravan site to Plymouth offers the opportunity to visit its historic dockyard and take the popular warship cruise. Other attractions include the Dome on the famous Hoe for a rich and in-depth multimedia explanation of the city's history. A great getaway for the whole family, Plymouth Sound Club Site also puts children within easy reach of fun attractions such as the local ice rink and Atlantis pool at the Plymouth Pavilions, complete with shipwrecked galleon, beach and two super flumes. The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is a fantastic attraction for all ages. Also not to be missed is the nearby historic Morwellham Quay, a lovingly reconstructed Victorian copper port, as well as Buckland Abbey, the ancient monastery once owned by Francis Drake. The site is a great option for dog owners, with a dog-friendly pub on the waterfront in Plymstock and a nearby sandy beach where dogs can be walked.

Please note: this site does not have a toilet block.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:
The South-West Coastal Footpath is accessible from the Site.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Lidl and Morrisons in Plymstock, Sainsbury’s at Marsh Mills Roundabout in Plymouth and Tesco in Lee Mill. Sainsbury's and Tesco are accessible for motorhomes.

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing. Leave the A38 via the slip road at Marsh Mills flyover and at the roundabout turn left onto the A374 (signposted Plymouth City Centre, Kingsbridge), follow signs A379, Kingsbridge. Cross the Laira Bridge and in about 2.25 miles turn right at fourth roundabout opposite Elburton Hotel into Springfield Road. At the first set of traffic lights turn left. Continue on uphill and as you reach the top you will suddenly see the Co-op garage and shop on your right. Turn right in front of the Co-op onto Staddiscombe Road. Upon reaching the Staddy Function Centre, turn left at the T junction. Continue on this road through the narrow section passing the sign for Wembury on your left. Take the next turning on the right onto Renney Road signposted Down Thomas. Immediately after the speed hump indicating the 20mph sign turn right into Bovisand Lane (narrow entrance). After passing the CL the site is on the right hand side of the bend in the road. Note: drive with caution along last 1 mile to site, as the road is narrow and winding but has passing bays.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
PL9 0AE
GPS:
Lat 50.334409 / Lon -4.106191
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OS field ref:
SX502504
OS map ref:
201
Handbook map ref:
E2

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Plymouth
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest port: Plymouth (8 miles)

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A Sound Place to Stay

A Site with great views over Plymouth Sound, some pitches require blocks for levelling, the tiop pitches are quite level. The beach at Bovisand is about 30minutes walk downhill there is an alternative walk down from Down Thomas which is less steep and has less traffic. The food at the local pub is good and fairly priced. One note of caution, do not leave the site with your Motorhome or Caravan if the local bus is due, we were held up for about 30 minutes to allow a caravan to reverse to a passing place, the local buses will not reverse under any circumstances. A great site to visit for the views alone.
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Great views

Stayed here 10th June 2019, great views over The Sound, very helpful wardens. Facilities are clean. It was a wet day but we walked down to the beach, to a cafe overlooking the bay, in which we took shelter to dry off over a mug of hot chocolate while watching the ships in the distance. The cafe would be especially nice on a bright day and staff are friendly. Access to the camp is quite narrow, but ok. Use the website directions rather than sat nav.
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Plymouth sound

The site is basically a big open field with EHU bollards. It's reasonably flat near the top but more sloping as you go further down, so if you head for the lower pitches (with the better views) you'll need some of the many blocks stored near the wardens office. The on!y grey waste disposal point is at the top of the field, so it's a good idea to empty it regularly. There is no shower block. The dog walk is good, and there's a sandy beach at Bovisand bay (turn right out of the gate and follow the narrow road) to give muttly a good run - it's about 10 minutes down hill and 15 back up. Locally the Mussel Inn is welcoming, dog friendly and the food is very good. If heading for Plymouth you can park at Mount Batten for free and catch the ferry across to see the sites
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Little Gem

Absolutely lovely peaceful place. Out of the way of everything which is what we wanted but close to Plymouth for shops etc. Fantastic views out across Plymouth sound, loved watching the ships and boats coming in and out of harbour. We were very lucky to HMS Queen Elizabeth just outside the harbour on manoeuvres. Kevin and Anita are lovely and know all about the surrounding area, places to go and visit. No toilets block, but hey you don't pay all that money out for a caravan to not use your own shower and toilet, and a couple of trips for water. This place is a little gem of a site, we have been to Tintagel site a few times, but this site is just a good. Give it a try you wont be disappointed.

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Wonderful site and welcoming wardens

Kevin was very helpful with all our questions and offered suggestions for things to do. The site is partly on a slope and some flat areas. Very well maintained with clean service areas for loo waste, water and waste disposal. The grass was well cut with no grass cuttings to get trampled into our motorhome. There aren't any loo's but that doesn't bother us as we wouldn't use them anyway. The views are stunning overlooking the Sound, although a couple of small trees could be cut/replanted to get the full effect of the view. We took Kevin's suggestion and walked to Mount Batten ferry along the coastal path. The views are beautiful but I'm not sure about Kevin's timings. He said about an hours walk but the many steps up and over the coastal path meant it took far longer. The day was sunny and gorgeous so it didn't matter at all. There is a carpark at Mount Batten where you can park for free and you could even part a small motorhome there no problem. That said I'm glad we walked. On the way back I had a dip in the sea at Bovisand beach which is lovely and soon warmed up on the steep walk back to the site. Both nights we were there were very quiet and peaceful. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Kevin and Anita, you both do a wonderful job.
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01752 862325