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 ...

Please note: The directions for this site have been amended since the 2015/16 Sites Directory and Handbook was issued.

Plymouth Sound Caravan 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 Caravan 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.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • 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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)
Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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

Supermarket notes:
The closest are Somerfields and Morrisons in Plymstock, Sainsbury’s at Marsh Mills Roundabout in Plymouth and Tesco in Lee Mill.

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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 until reaching the garage slightly ahead of you. Turn right in front of the garage into 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
Plan a route to this site
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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Stunning views

We have been here before and its a dramatic place to view the sound. Unlike others who have reviewed the site we found the male warden to be a little petty , he seemed alright as long as you took his advice but if you contradicted him , then he clearly didnt like it.shame because its a good site, no facilities so the wardens dont have much to do
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Perfect little hideaway!

Wonderful site, beautiful views over Plymouth Sound and very helpful wardens. Very convenient for visiting our daughter at Plymouth Uni, so we've been twice this season. Lots of healthy walking around the coast or woodland with plenty to see.  Having no wifi did not appear to be too much of problem this time because we were out and about so much. TV reception very good for when you do need it. We will definitely be back when the site reopens in 2017.
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Brilliant wardens and stunning views.

We arrived at the site and were welcomed by the most helpful wardens. Nothing was too much trouble and we were given a lesson on parking and stabilising a caravan on a slope. The site was kept very clean and well organised. A great place to stay if visiting Plymouth and the picturesque part of Devon. With Many Thanks Kath and David.

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Great quiet break.

Just returned from 10 days at this site. We love it here for its views, particularly the activity in the sound. We arrived late in the day in the pouring rain and just pitched. Next morning we asked if we could move pitches, the wardens said we could help ourselves, asked if we needed any help then cut the grass on the pitch we were moving to. What more could you ask for? Lovely site and great wardens.

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Chilling Out

This was a very easy site to find but do follow the instructions. The site was very clean and peaceful with a separate field for playing in and a practical dog walk. The views were stunning and there are some lovely walks close by. Being a retired sailor it was lovely to watch the shipping and yachts. The site is south westerly facing lovely and sunny with great sunsets. Be wary of SW GALES the sight is quite exposed on high winds. We were not that impressed with the two local pubs but there again that's not why we go caravaning. Big thumbs up for the wardens- cheerful, helpful and knowlegeable ?? We will definitely come again

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Telephone:
01752 862325

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Please use recommended driving directions for the site and not SatNav due to alternative routes being unsuitable for towing.