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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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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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240 attraction reviews
1,667 helpful votes 1,667 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
3 attraction reviews
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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
91 helpful votes 91 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This vast amount of sea with Plymouth as its backdrop is something very special. People arriving in the Sound by sea will tell you that it also gives one the best view of the City itself. It is home to the Royal Navy, to Cruise ships, smaller coastal trading ships and a myriad of small boats and yachts of varying... More

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shropshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I loved everything about this area. It's clean, it safe the views are just wonderful. Plenty of places to see here. A must visit.

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