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Bovisand beach, Devon

Bovisand is a southwest-facing beach of sand just south of the city of Plymouth in southwest Devon.

Bovisand is easily accessed and shares its car park with the neighbouring Crownhill beaches, just to the south. The beach consists of fine golden sand and is a favourite spot for snorkelling. bathing is possible but please take heed of any local signage that warns of rip currents operating offshore.

Nearby lies Fort Bovisand, a Grade II* listed building built in about 1845 and formerly known as the Staddon Height Battery. in the early 1970's the fort was converted into a national diving school and centre for scuba diving.

After these businesses failed the site was purchased by Fort Bovisand Developments Ltd. in 2005. Its stated aim is 'to restore and bring Fort Bovisand back to life for the benefit of heritage visitors, learners and the community'. The Trust plans to open Bovisand Fort to the public in late 2017.


 Sandy beach


 Dogs permitted

 Cafe, shop or pub




OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon

OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Plymouth, Plympton, Modbury and Kingston.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Dartmoor, Tavistock, Kingsbridge and Newton Abbot.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowPlymouth Boat Cruises

	arrowVue, Plymouth

	arrowBarbican Theatre

	arrowNational Marine Aquarium

	arrowPlymouth Arts Centre

	arrowTheatre Royal

	arrowDrum Theatre

	arrowSaltram House and Gardens


	arrowBuckland Abbey and Gardens


	arrowLukesland Gardens

Buckland Monachorum

	arrowThe Garden House




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