Category: Things to do

Whether you’re planning a wintry weekend away, or making plans for a family trip during 2019, here are five ways you can enjoy the best of Plymouth on a budget.

Check Out The View

If you are looking for a stunning view of Plymouth without spending a fortune to do so, you need to head to the top of Smeaton’s Tower. This former lighthouse has a panoramic view of the coast from 72 feet in the air. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse for a nominal fee and children under 5 are free.

Located on the Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower is a key landmark in Plymouth that you should not miss out on. From the lantern room, you’ll see far and wide making it the perfect spot for a family selfie.

Take To The Trails

Also know as Britain’s Ocean City, there’s nothing more relaxing than a waterfront walk in Plymouth. There are a host of trails that you can explore and take in the stunning landscape, with the South West Coast Path leading you along the water’s edge.

Alternatively, are miles to trek and a variety of ways to make your family stroll even more interesting on nearby Dartmoor. Try some geocaching or follow the tors guide route. You can even letter-box for some added fun.

Relax On The Beach

Close to a bevy of beaches, Plymouth is the ideal place to soak in the sun and dip your toes in the sand. Even in the cooler temperatures of autumn and winter, the beach is the perfect spot to spend some time away from it all. Read a book, take a walk, or run along the shoreline – there are plenty of ways to spend time at the beach on a budget.

Bovisands and Wembury beaches are only a short 15-20-minute drive from the city centre, with even more beach locations situated slightly further afield. Why not spend a day at Bigbury-on-sea, Challaborough, Bantham, or Thurlestone Beach?

During summer, you could also take the Cremyll Ferry across the water to Cornwall where you can explore the quaint fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand.

Go Crabbing

This fun sport is perfect for the whole family and equipment can easily be obtained without spending a lot to do so. With a net and some bait, you’ll have a bucket full of crab and there’s sure to be a fun time had by all catching them.

Picnic In The Park

Plymouth is home to a large range of park spaces that you can certainly enjoy a picnic with friends and family. Whether you are near Plymouth Hoe or in Central Park, you’ll have lush green surrounding you and the ability to become one with nature. The kids will love the play areas, pitch and putt locations, bowling green, and skate parks on offer. Bring some snacks or lunch and relax with the beauty of nature all around you.

Keep Plymouth in mind as you make your next travel plans. There are tons of things to do in the area, so you’re sure to have a memorable break in Plymouth, whatever your budget.

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