Plymouth Sound Club Campsite

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 Campsite 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 the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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 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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Great site with excellent wardens

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
This is a great site made all the better for not having a facilities block. The wardens Kevin and Anita are super helpful. What more could we ask for? Great views? All ready sorted - the site overlooks Plymouth Sound and has great views of all the vessels entering and leaving the Sound in one direction and in another direction distance views of Dartmoor. Local facilities? Similarly sorted - pub and well stocked shop all within easy walking distance even for a person in recovery after a major knee injury! Enjoy.

AlanMII

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Reviewed on 27/05/2022 08:45

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Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
We have just returned home after a wonderful few days spent at Plymouth Sound site. The wardens Anita and Kevin made us so welcome and were very helpful with directions and places to visit. Splendid views from our pitch overlooking Plymouth Sound and watching naval ships coming and going. We were also treated to a flying display by a neighbour to the site who uses an adjoining field to exercise his Himalayan Eagle-Owl. Campers were encouraged to watch and some also held and fed the bird. We will certainly return. Thank you Anita and Kevin.

andym100

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Reviewed on 23/05/2022 19:01

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Excellent site in great location

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
We stayed on this site for 3 nights as we were walking a stretch of the South West Coastal path. It was a great location, only about 1 mile to the coast path and has a pub and a shop in the village. Kevin and Anita are very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area and always cheerful and happy to help and chat. The site was kept very tidy and organised and they recommended the best pitches to us as some were very steep! We ate at the Mussel Inn in the village and the food and service was really good. There is only one bus in the morning at 11:00 ish into Plymouth and it was useful to get off at the Morley Arms to walk back along the coastal path. It would be great if it had a wash block but we were happy to use our own facilities. Its a great place to stay close to Plymouth and the local pasties delivered to the site were delicious!.

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Reviewed on 18/04/2022 18:40

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A great site for getting away from it all.

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
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 Club Campsite
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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Telephone:
01752 862325

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!