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 ...

LOW 10% refundable deposit & FREE cancellations*

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.

*Book a stay at any UK Club campsite with a LOW 10% fully refundable deposit per booking and FREE cancellations and amendments up to 21 days before arrival (minimum deposit £20). Applies to any non-promotional booking.

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

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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 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 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 places, drive with caution) 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). The site entrance is in approximately 100 metres on your right hand side.

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 site and fantastic wardens

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
We can’t seem to stop retuning to this site. We have a break for a year or so but seem to head back for more. The site is situated at the edge of the small village of Down Thomas and above Plymouth sound giving fantastic views. If you want a peaceful relaxing stay this could be for you. The village has a lovely pub that does brilliant food and is dog friendly. The sites kept beautifully and the wardens, Anita and Kevin are great if what you want is a warm welcome and great local knowledge. They ceaselessly seemed to walk the site with new arrivals giving advice on the suitability of pitches to match outfits but without pressure. We’ll definitely be back and hope to get yet another friendly welcome from Anita and Kevin

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The main manager is great and was good to see him return I July apart from weather lovely stay

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
Great stay in July 2023 for birthday also good to see the return of regular manager and his wife who are hard working and nice people to have on site

bouncerdog1

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 13/09/2023 13:54

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Worst site I've ever stayed

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite

DO NOT BOOK THIS SITE IF YOIU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO STAY FOLLWING THE FERRY CROSSING FROM ROSCOFF TO PLYMOUTH. wE DID AND IT WAS A BIG MISTAKE! We stayed on this site in August 2023 for four nights after returning on the ferry from France. There was some confusion over the arrival times of the ferry in our booking confirmation. We checked with the Caravan Club before we travelled and were told that the times quoted for our journey to France were all in English time and the times quoted for our return were in French time. My husband checked this with the person when booking and was told that as we would be getting an hour back when docking so we would have ample time to drive to the site before 8pm and there wouldn’t be a problem. This proved not to be the case. The timing was in English time and we didn’t dock until 8pm. On arrival on the site the reception was closed and the note on the door said it was not manned after 8pm. So as to minimise disruption to other guests we proceeded to pitch on the nearest empty pitch to the reception intending to book in i the next morning. This is normal practice in Europe and Ireland. Very often they leave you instructions of where to pitch in an envelope on the door. The warden appeared 10 minutes later. He explained what had happened but he was very rude and shouted at us. He finally agreed we should continue to pitch and see him in the morning after my husband asked what he expected us to do. My husband had been really ill on the ferry and just wanted to go to bed not have an argument. The next morning we went to book in and they were both very rude to us again. It was only when my husband suggested that they refund the pitch fees and we go home that they said we could choose a pitch and tell them where we had pitched. We have never before encountered a reception like this on any other caravan site at home or abroad and it was in stark contrast to the warm welcome we received on all the sites in France. I enjoyed our stay in the area but not on this site and with hindsight wished that we had moved elsewhere the next day or gone home. We spoke to some other visitors from Germany who said they had encountered a similar experience. I feel this certainly not the reception we should be giving to our foreign visitors or indeed anyone else and is not what I would expect from the club. We pay quite a bit for membership and feel that the least we should be treated fairly and with respect.

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Maggiehan1

Reviewed on 12/09/2023 14:28

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Great wardens

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
The wardens at this site were friendly helpful and engaging. They made our stay a pleasure. The site is smoothly run and clean. A warm friendly greeting awaits anyone arriving at this site. A huge thank you to the wardens who are an incredible asset to the club.

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Reviewed on 05/08/2023 11:17

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Excellent site and wardens and will definitely go back

Plymouth Sound Club Campsite
Having read the previous review regarding poor access road, I was so concerned that I drove to the site without my 7m caravan to check it out. Having visited sites in the Lake District, my view is, what is the fuss about. There is a lane which is single track in parts, no need to put in my mirrors and fine to drive, and there are passing places both before and after these stretches. I found everyone courteous and willing to gave way. Arriving at site after 1pm allows any caravans to be away long before you arrive. The site is beautiful, with excellent views, quiet and dog friendly, though we don't have a dog. Dog owners must keep their dogs on leads and pick up poop, and there is an off the lead field where owners are still expected to pick up after their dogs. The site cleanliness is excellent, with the waste emptying and water facilities top notch. In the evening a local chap, often visits an adjacent field to exercise his Bengal Owl, he is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable of the area and professional in his handling of his bird, which is on jesses and a long chord that allows it to fly safely. He is happy for you to see his bird up close and take photos. There is an adjacent village with a shop and 'The Mussel' pub (5min walk), we visited early evening and had mussels which were excellent, and a drink, though I recommend booking, the campsite office had a discount voucher on offer. You can walk down the road to Bovisand Beach, however I was told the road down past the shop and then right at the coastal path is a quieter alternative, the walk back is all up hill. We walked through the village and followed signs to the coastal path at the bottom and then left to Wembury, this coastal walk is undulating but you have see views all the way. Excellent site and we will be returning.

Gary from Manchester

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Reviewed on 20/07/2023 12:00

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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.

Please note that we are currently upgrading onsite Wi-Fi across our UK Club campsites. For a short period of time there may be limitations to the Wi-Fi service provided and a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot only. Please see camc.com/wifi for further information.

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!

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