Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site

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. The site is a great option for dog owners; nearby you'll find a dog-friendly pub and a sandy beach, with a large dog walk on site.

Apart from the varied restaurant and shopping choices offered by the city, the convenient distance of the caravan site to Plymouth offers the opportunity to visit its historic dockyard and take to the water on a scenic harbour cruise. 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. Nearby National Trust property Saltram is also a great day out, with gardens offering a beautiful display during the summer months. A short drive from site you can explore the wild landscapes of Dartmoor, or discover the quaint fishing villages and dramatic coast of the South Hams area.

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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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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 at the signpost for Plympton B3416. At the traffic lights turn left signposted Yelmpton/Brixton/Plymstock. Continue for approximately 1.2 miles following the signs for Plymstock. At the traffic lights turn left for Plymstock and at the next set of traffic lights turn left. Continue up the roundabout and turn right opposite the Elburton Inn 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 great site for getting away from it all.

Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site
A great site for getting away from it all. Although the site has no toilet or shower block – there is a brand-new motorhome service point and excellent chemical disposal facility. This site is kept immaculately by the wardens and all pitches are grass with some of them being sloping and some suffering from bogginess so pick your pitch carefully and don’t get stuck if the rain arrives. There are some lovely walks in the lanes and a steep walk down to a beautiful beach with lovely cafe and public toilets. Also there are some great cycle rides one of which goes to the nearby National Trust coastal reserve. There is no charge for entry. The little hamlet of Down Thomas has a great local pub called The Mussel Inn and whilst we didn’t sample the food or drink it does have an excellent reputation and is within five minutes walk at the site – as is a good local shop and bus stop which provides a direct route into Plymouth but be careful because the service operates only one trip in and one trip back each day. Also whilst the bus drops you are off in the centre of Plymouth – the bus stop for returning is in a completely different place – namely Embankment Road which is the place from where all buses seem to leave. We were mis-directed by our bus driver and it took us half an hour to find the return Stop! We found TV reception for a satellite system to be excellent as was BT mobile phone signal. A great place to stay.

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Reviewed on 26/09/2021 11:54

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Favourite site to chill out

Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site
We have been coming to this site for about 7 years and enjoy it more on every visit. The wardens do a terrific job looking after the site as it is very neat and spotless. I do hope the increase in very large motorhomes will not continue as they do rather dominate pitches. Lovely site - we will be back.

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Reviewed on 25/09/2021 18:45

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Magnificent location

Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site
This site enjoys the most fabulous views; some of the best we have experienced in forty years of caravanning. The lack of facilitIes is no detriment as clearly the site has been very busy right to the end of the season; they are simply not needed. The beach just down the lane is lovely for swimming, and there are two small cafes close by. The Mussel Inn, in the village, does excellent fare and is very welcoming. The ability to get into the centre of Plymouth on a little ferry for £2 each, and free parking, is brilliant. There is loads to see and do here. The wardens clearly work very hard to keep the site immaculate, are really helpful, and have every bit of information you could need - thank you both very much indeed. We were especially grateful of how careful they were to offer those on extended breaks the chance to move into a prime location if one became available. Siting would always be an issue with a site such as this, and the wardens managed this with great care. Well done.

Roger Wilkins

Reviewed on 24/09/2021 20:32

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Loved this site

Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site
Really enjoyed our 4 night stay here. MSP and water/bin areas very neat and clean. Cleanest chemical toilet emptying area we’ve ever seen. Grass neat and well cared for. Very helpful and knowledgeable wardens, helped us with local walks, dog friendly beaches etc. Lastly, just about the best, cleanest and biggest dog walk that our dog Daisy has ever had the pleasure of romping around. Will definitely be back. Thanks again to Anita and Kev (and Ronnie the pooch).

Daisy Doo

Reviewed on 14/09/2021 18:20

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The best holiday we had with the dogs this year

Plymouth Sound Caravan Club Site
We only live about 5 miles from this site, but decided to visit anyway. So glad we did. It is a lovely area for walking with the dogs, the views are lovely from the site, although sadly only if you can pitch on a slope which we couldn't. Dog walk secure and big enough for a good runaround. We walked several miles every day from the site in different directions, and had the September heatwave. We were not impressed with the local pub (the Mussel Inn). The beer garden terrace is permanently in the shade and very windy, there is a nice lower grassy area with tables but with a busy kids playground so no good for us, and it is shut mondays and tuesdays!. Nearest local co op is about a mile away. Small basic shop near site but does not sell booze, only papers and basics. Several beaches within easy walking distance, and most are dogs allowed all year. The site itself can be very breezy due to it's hill top location. We plan to visit it a lot next year.

Dylan dog

Reviewed on 10/09/2021 14:35

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01752 862325

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

Service point and waste disposal facilities are available and open for use. In order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.