Take the South West Coast Path futher east and up over Jennycliff and you'll notice some of the most breath-taking views of Plymouth's waterfront which explain why it became known as
Britain's Ocean City. Continue past the cafe and follow the signs for the SW Coast Path which is a narrow cliff top walk partly sheltered by trees. It takes about an hour to walk from Mount Batten to Bovisand. It has two golden sandy beaches, a static caravan holiday park, holiday chalet bungalows and a cafe. There is also the former Fort Bovisand and dive centre which is earmarked for new development. Further around the coast, there is also access to the sea via steps down the cliff and grass area and public conveniences. Parking is easy if you decide to visit by car.
Continuing along the South West Coast Path, or a direct 20-minute drive from the marina, past Heybrook Bay, (or pop into the pub for a drink and bite to eat), is this lovely pebble beach which is very popular with local residents. It is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys spectacular views. Again, it's great for rockpooling, kayaking and paddle boarding and if surf's up then try your hand at hanging ten! The waters are quite shallow and clean, making it ideal for bathing and for children to paddle - the beach even won and award from the Marina Conservation Society. The National Trust car park is free to members or pay and display and there is a lovely little cafe called the Old Mill. You can visit the Wembury Marina Centre and go horse riding from the stables just behind the beach.