Explore the breathtaking beauty of Plymouth with its many beautiful seaside strolls. Whether you're after an informative trail guide next to the water or a beach walk by the waves, there are stunning venues aplenty here in Plymouth. 

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Plymouth Trails 

Download the Plymouth Trails app and explore Plymouth's iconic locations. A number of the trails take place with the sublime surroundings of the sea, whether that be the historical Mayflower Trail at The Barbican, The Sutton Harbour Heritage Trail, or The Hoe Trail which takes you on a journey from the insta-worthy Smeaton's Tower to the medieval ruins of Plymouth Castle.


South West Coast Path

Explore the Plymouth section of the famous South West Coast Path. Start your journey at the Cremyll Ferry port and work your way through the stunning surroundings of the Royal William Yard, along Devil's Point and the breathtaking Firestone Bay. The guide eventually takes you along the scenic Plymouth Hoe waterfrontThe Barbican before ending up at the iconic Mount Batten Pier where you can look back across the city. 


Mount Edgcumbe 

Take a short trip on the Edgcumbe Belle Ferry and you'll arrive at the slipway of the picturesque Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park. 

Take a wander through the immaculate gardens of the park and visit the shingle beaches as you go which offer fantastic views across Plymouth Sound National Marine Park to the Royal William Yard, Plymouth Hoe, Jennycliff and beyond. 


Royal William Yard Geo Trail

Walk beside the water with the Royal William Yard Geo Trail. The interactive trail takes you on a route through the impressive yard, which is the largest collection of grade-one listed military buildings in Europe.

Use the trail to learn more fascinating facts about the Yard as well as Plymouth, scanning the QR codes that are dotted around the local area as you go.


Bigbury-on-Sea Beach

Take a 20-minute drive along the stunning Devon coastline and you'll find the mesmerising Bigbury-on-Sea beach. The sandy shores are a superb venue for a winter stroll. Check out the unique Burgh Island by strolling across the causeway at low tide and you are graced with jaw-dropping views out to sea and along the coastline. 


Jennycliff Beach

This hidden gem boasts arguably some of the best views across Plymouth.

Take a short drive from the city centre or a trip on one of the regular ferries from the Barbican Landing Stage to access Jennycliff Beach, which offers an alternative perspective across the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park and one of the best places to watch the sunset beyond the horizon. 

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Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park
Formal Garden
Mount Edgcumbe House

Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.

Plymouth Trails App
Walking Route
Plymouth Trails App

Containing three newly developed routes through the city, plus partner trails, there are plenty of options, and more to come to cover the wider city and a range of interests. The trails currently available are:

Bigbury on Sea Beach
Bigbury on Sea

A stunning sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) joined by causeway to Burgh Island. Shallow water for paddling and rock pools for exploring. Bigbury on Sea is a popular family beach and great for windsurfing and kite surfing.

Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway
Walking Route
Plymouth's Waterfront Walkway

This section of the South West Coast Path takes us through parts of the largest city on the South Coast of England – Plymouth.

Royal William Yard Geo Trail
Walking Route
Royal William Yard Geo Trail

Explore the historic Royal William Yard with the interactive Geo Trail.



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