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.

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.

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.

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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 third 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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Brilliant little site

We are almost at the end of a week here. We chose the site because it didn't have any facilities and thought it should be peaceful. We were not disappointed. The site overlooks Plymouth sound, as the name implies, and has fantastic views of the Sound and Cornwall beyond as well as Dartmoor in the opposite direction. The wardens are really helpful and friendly too! You can be on the South West Coast Path at Bovisand Beach in around 15 minutes. We walked in both directions (on different days!) Left to Wembury returning across the fields, and right to Mount Batten catching the ferry into Plymouth. Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers are only a short drive away where you can walk along the banks of the Yealm and round Gara Point for yet more spectacular views. We will definitely return.
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Suited Our Needs Perfectly

We chose this site because of its proximity to the South West Coastal Path which I am gradually walking. It is a basic site (no facilities) but the location is second to none with a glorious view over Plymouth Sound. The approach road is narrow in places but there are numerous spots to pass - the final right turn also needs care if you are a wide/long outfit. Friendly wardens who keep the site clean and tidy. Great dog walk and a field for children to run around in. Pitches towards the back of the site are very level and many give a view over the sea. We were there during a spell of very windy weather (60 plus mph) - do take heed of the forecast if you are putting up an awning. Plenty of walking from the site with a small shop along the road for basics such as milk, bread, papers. Whilst we were there, a chap brought up a young eagle owl and it was fascinating to watch it flying round and chat to him about it. WiFI seemed to work OK and there was a good mobile signal (EE). Highly recommended site.
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Perfect location overlooking the sea

What a location! On a cliff top overlooking Plymouth Sound. Great views. Also sheep and lambs in the neighbouring field to entertain you. The facilities are limited but were everything we needed. The site is quite exposed so bear this in mind if the weather forecast is windy. The approach road is narrow in places (and we did meet the bus going the other way - but they waited for us!) but is passable, particularly if not towing. Plymouth isn’t far away and there are local beaches. The staff were helpful and everything felt very Covid safe.
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Excellent Site

We have just returned from a lovely few days away. Part of our trip included 3 nights at Plymouth Sound. We had amazing views and the walk down to the cove was well worth the climb back up 'that' hill. The site is spotless and very quiet. I managed to get lots of amazing pictures of the views. Would highly recommend this site if you're looking for incredible views and some peace and quiet.
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Amazing Location

We really enjoyed our stay despite very strong winds for part of the time. The position giving views overlooking Plymouth Sound is outstanding. Ideally suited to explorting the South Hams and the Coastal Path. The wardens were very helpful. The foot ferry from Mount Batten to the Barbican is only minutes away with free parking and gives instant access to Plymouth, its shops harbour and history. Will recommend whenever asked.

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Telephone:
01752 862325

Site information

This campsite is now open. Service points and waste disposal facilities will be available and open for use, operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.