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Plymouth Sound

The Sound, Plymouth, England
+44 1752 264849
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Ranked #2 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Bodies of Water
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We are really privileged to have this in our view from home. It is never the same as the various shipping (cross channel ferries and Military shipping of various nationalities amongst them) and fishing boats and pleasure boats provide constant interest - not to mention the weather which brings contrasting effects from mirror calm and strange tracks across the water... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Plymouth Sound is the bay at Plymouth measurng about six kilometres across from Plymouth Hoe on its northern side to Penlee Point on its south-western side. Always much activity on the Sound, from the Brittany Ferries, to sailing and motor yachts, wind-surfers, and cargo plus merchant ships. Magnificent views, sunsets and sunrises, but keep in mind that this calm picture... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

came here for a swim with my housemate following a session at the gym. so refreshing but very very cold, we were the only ones there swimming without a wetsuit! I would definitely recommend it to people, one for the plymouth bucket list!

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Cirencester
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245 attraction reviews
1,755 helpful votes 1,755 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Came out to the Breakwater on the first Saturday evening in July. An organised trip with group from Stonehouse. Apparently current rules require permission from the Queen's Harbourmaster to land on the Breakwater, although on arrival we discovered that this formality is easily dealt with, there being possibly a hundred varied fishermen already spread along the mile length and we... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

When the weather is fine there is no other place like it. If you have a boat or can bag a place on one, then head for the Sound. I am sure you will then want to write your own review singing it's praises!

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Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having spent the first ten years of my life daily playing on the Hoe and watching spellbound at the magnificence of Plymouth Sound is it nor surprising that my recent trip caused me to spend so many hours just looking and remembering. I doubt if many, if any, cities can boast such a treasure just minutes walk away from their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Such a beautiful water area and so much to look at if you take one of the boat trips from The Barbican

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Plymouth, Devon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The trouble with reviews on Plymouth Sound is that some miss the point. Plymouth is not a beach/swimming resort. It is a natural harbour providing safety to ships for hundreds of years but within the Sound are numerous reefs and dangers. What you see is Plymouth Sound and the use it has been put to because it is sheltered. Take... More

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great views overlooking Plymouth sound and breakwater sometimes giveing a look at passing Ships and Submarines.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A few cafes and a walk along the front. Yes the views are good but apart from that grotty stony beach and a freezing outdoor pool. As a supposed tourist destination its fair at best

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