Welcome to Sutton Harbour

Where the city meets the sea

Sutton Harbour is Plymouth’s historic link between the city and the sea – a spectacular waterfront destination at the heart of Britain’s Ocean City, and the perfect place to visit, live, work, dine, shop, attend events or relax by the water.

Steeped in history as the birthplace of Plymouth, today Sutton Harbour is a vibrant waterfront boasting an outstanding selection of luxury waterside properties, modern offices of professional firms, and a diverse range of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops, and year-round visitor attractions.

Sutton Harbour is home to an award-winning marina as well as Plymouth Fisheries, the second largest fresh fish market in England, and is the setting for a host of events ranging from international sailing races and national celebrations to family-friendly festivals.

Live & Work at

Sutton Harbour

Sutton Harbour Group plc is an award-winning waterfront regeneration specialist which owns and operates the harbour, as well as Sutton Harbour Marina and Plymouth Fisheries.

SHG is the primary landowner and developer of major residential, office and leisure schemes in Plymouth’s historic centrepiece which have transformed the historic waterfront quarter into one of the UK’s finest visitor destinations.

The historic harbourside has been regenerated with a mix of high quality residential and mixed-use developments. In addition, Sutton Harbour offers a range of prime office accommodation from a spectacular waterfront setting with views across the Marina and Plymouth Sound, alongside varied commercial property spaces and restaurant units.

Visit

No trip to Plymouth is complete without a visit to Sutton Harbour, with its fascinating maritime history and fantastic range of restaurants, shops and attractions. 

The iconic cobbled streets and centuries-old buildings offer visitors a glimpse into the city’s past as a port of major historical significance. Sutton Harbour is the birthplace of modern Plymouth, played a major role during the Spanish Armada and was the port from which the Pilgrim Fathers left aboard The Mayflower on their voyage to the New World.

Live

Sutton Harbour Group has already delivered several key developments and is progressing two exciting new projects: Harbour Arch Quay & Sugar Quay.

Harbour Arch Quay

An elegant new collection of 14 high quality apartments based over seven floors with stunning views out to Plymouth Sound.

Sugar Quay

A signature new building of 21 storeys which will act as a sentinel for Plymouth’s waterfront and offer 170 luxury apartments along with 30,000 sq ft of retail and leisure.

Work

Sutton Harbour offers a range of prime office accommodation from a spectacular waterfront setting with views across the Marina and Plymouth Sound, alongside varied commercial property spaces and restaurant units.

Sutton Harbour Group has developed a number of high quality business accommodations around the waterfront which are home to some of the city’s most prestigious professional services businesses, including renowned law firm Foot Anstey, established accountants Francis Clark and award-winning architects AWW.

Marina

Safely tucked behind a set of secure double lock gates at Sutton Lock, Sutton Harbour Marina offers high quality marina facilities  in the heart of the historic quarter.

With berthing for 420 vessels in the centre of the city, some of the UK’s finest cruising waters are on your doorstep. A 5 Gold Anchor Marina with first-class customer service, the Marina offers unparalleled security for vessels and a busy calendar of events for berth holders.

Fisheries

Sutton Harbour has operated as a thriving fish port for centuries, and today Plymouth Fisheries is the hub of the region and one of the most important in the UK.

Sutton Harbour Group plc is committed to supporting the South West’s vital fishing industry through ongoing investment at the fisheries complex, ensuring Plymouth Fisheries remains the best place in the region for fishermen to land and sell their catch.

Things To Do

Major national attractions including the National Marine Aquarium are based within Sutton Harbour itself, and others are only a short stroll away, including Plymouth Hoe, the Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Box Museum, the new Barcode cinema and restaurant complex and Drake Circus Shopping Mall, and the Barbican Leisure Park.

Sutton Harbour is awash with maritime history, and the famous Mayflower Steps from where the Pilgrims set sail to America in 1620 can be found at the entrance to the harbour.

Upcoming Events

Sutton Harbour provides the perfect backdrop for key events hosted in Britain’s Ocean City all year round, from Plymouth Pirate Weekend to the national British Fireworks Championships.

The harbour also regularly hosts international sailing events such as The Transat and Fastnet races and will be the setting for many upcoming events.

Ocean City Blues ‘n’ Jazz Festival

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August 2021. The Parade on the Barbican. The free festival starts at 12 noon each day, running until 10pm on …

Soundhouse Brass Summer Concerts

Multiple Dates in July & August. A series of live outdoor concerts by Soundhouse Brass, Plymouth’s award-winning brass band, will once again entertain visitors to …

Great Britain SailGP

17th – 18th July. Eight teams, nine events, equal boats. The winner takes home $1 million. Expect sheer emotion, state-of-the-art technology and incredible drama as …

Eat, Drink, Shop

A dynamic array of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops line the harbour.

Larger chains like Boston Tea Party, The Stable, Miller & Carter and Vintage Inns sit alongside small independent operators including HonkyTonk Wine Library and Supha’s Street Food, creating a lively waterside culture for visitors and residents alike to enjoy. Looking for something special? There’s a wide variety of local, independent and national brand retailers along the harbour.

Eat

Enjoy world-class cuisine, the finest freshly-caught seafood and classic meals at the extensive range of restaurants, pubs and cafés in Sutton Harbour.

Drink

Sutton Harbour and the Barbican is one of the most popular and atmospheric places in Plymouth for a relaxing drink and celebrating with friends and family.

Shop

Sutton Harbour and the Barbican is one of the most popular and atmospheric places in Plymouth for a relaxing drink and celebrating with friends and family.

Pay us a visit

Or get in touch

General Enquiries
Guy’s Quay, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0ES
T : 01752 204186
E : info@sutton-harbour.co.uk

Sutton Harbour Marina
The Jetty, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0DW
T : 01752 204702
E : marina@sutton-harbour.co.uk