17th May, 2019
by Sutton Harbour Group
This year’s sailing season is in full swing, with sail boats, speed boats and personal watercrafts already making a splash in the River Tamar and Plymouth Sound. With the weather finally looking up, now is the perfect time to start planning more days out on the water as we move closer to summer.
King Point Marina is perfectly situated to explore the best cruising grounds in the South West, with the River Tamar and River Yealm right on your doorstep, leading to a spectacular array of seaside towns and beauty spots.
Destinations along the Devon and Cornwall coastline offer superb lunchtime spots, ice cream shops and places to stay when sailing further afield – here are some of our favourites:
A SPOT OF LUNCH
Where better to have a bite to eat than in a seaside town with a breath-taking view? Luckily for us, there are plenty to choose from in the South of England, and all within a short sail from Plymouth.
To the west of Drake’s Island, Barn Pool is a sheltered, peaceful bay which offers easy access to the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park estate. Here, you can explore the gorgeous grounds, take a tour of the historic house and enjoy a meal at The Orangery restaurant or at The Edgcumbe Arms just outside the estate. This destination is a short sail from the marina and is an ideal spot for a day out and midday meal.
A beautiful location alongside the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and west of Plymouth Breakwater, Cawsand Bay is a popular destination with atmospheric local pubs and independent corner shops on hand. The bay looks over Plymouth Sound and is a safe area for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. Cawsand is an idyllic location and great for families.