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.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Offer image for: Adrenalin Quarry - £2.50 discount
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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 to 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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Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
Just made our third visit to this site. It is a great site with a panoramic view across Plymouth Sound and all the associated activities. We were there during the heatwave so the elevated position gave constant cooling winds. The area has plenty of opportunities for exploration without taking a vehicle off the site (we ave a motorhome and always plan never to take it off site until we leave). There is a bus service from near the site to Plymouth albeit only once a day each way giving about 3 hours in Plymouth. A one ,ice walk towards Staddiscombe brings more frequent services. The nearest beach, Bovisand Bay, is sheltered and sandy with cafés on the cliff above and in the nearby holiday park. The dog walk is among the best we have seen. The local pub, the Mussel Inn serves good beer and food as does the Eddystone Inn down the hill in Heybrook Bay. This is a site we will continue to visit.

NeilKay

Reviewed on 25/07/2022 16:25

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Fabulous views from this friendly site

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
Just back from a week at this beautiful campsite. We are a family of four with a 10 and 14 year old. From the start the wardens Kev and Anita were brilliant, calling us in advance to check we had meant to book a pitch with no electricity, we hadn’t ;-) and knew there was no toilet block, we knew. They were so helpful in getting us pitched on a spot we picked on a slope with the most incredible uninterrupted views of Plymouth Sound (others brought ramps but plenty of flatter pitches with lovely views). We were given some great tips of places to visit and walks and swim spots. Totally recommend the Noss Mayo loop with a stop at the Ship! There are local national trust places and plenty of navy shipping action to watch and a visiting owl display in the evenings. We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 18/07/2022 19:34

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Stunning views

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I loved this site, it's location, the proximity to the coastal path and ferries, the dog walk and the nearby bus stop all made it perfect for me. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendly which just added to the pleasure of staying there. I don't normally bother too much about views as I am usually out and about rather than sitting looking out of the window, but in this case watching the activity on Plymouth Sound was 'the icing on the cake'. I highly recommend Plymouth Sound

Marione

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Reviewed on 14/07/2022 09:04

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After a lovely welcome from the warden who informed us of local walks etc we were left to find our pitch. All pitches have amazing views. Peaceful site, amazing dog walk and one to return to.

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Reviewed on 07/06/2022 11:39

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perfect site to visit our family in Plymouth, great base to visit the area.

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
This was our first visit to Plymouth Sound and only our third trip as new caravan owners. We were met by Anita who was very helpful and friendly, Kevin then showed us the available pitches and recommended the best one for us, we had a fantastic view out across the bay. Kevin stayed with us and helped us to level up our caravan, he couldn't have been more helpful. We will definitely be back for another stay, highly recommended if you are looking for a quiet site as a base to explore the area.

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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!