Devon Beach Guide

Bovisand Beach

West Devon.
At Bovisand there are two nice sandy beaches with rock pools called Bovisand Bay and Crownhill Bay. Crownhill Bay is most pleasant with picnic areas above the beach and fine views.
Signs warn of rip currents, also of large breaking waves and not to use inflatables when windy. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access to the Bovisand Bay beach is a 5 minute walk from the car park down a steep path. At Crownhill Bay there are several steep paths down to the beach.
Dogs allowed all year at the Bovisand Bay beach. At Crownhill Bay, dogs are banned on the beach.
Bovisand is close to Plymstock which is next to Plymouth. From the Plymouth direction take the A379 to cross the Laira Bridge to Plymstock or from South Devon take the A379 to Plymstock. From the A379 at Plymstock there are a number of routes south to Bovisand. Probably the easiest route is to turn south on the A379 Elburton roundabout (signposted to Bovisand and Wembury). Continue on this road until the cross roads and then turn left (again signposted to Bovisand and Wembury). Continue on this road for about a mile and then turn right onto Staddiscombe Road (signposted to Staddiscombe and Bovisand). Continue on this road and then turn left at a junction. Continue on this road through Staddiscombe village. Just after the village turn right (signposted to Fort Bovisand) and follow this road for about a mile and then turn left, signposted to Fort Bovisand. Alternatively to park at Crownhill Bay, drive through Staddiscombe village and continue on this road, then turn right for Down Thomas. At Down Thomas turn right, signposted to Bovisand. Follow this road to the Crownhill Bay car park.
Post Code:
PL9 0AD.
1 small car park at Bovisand, 1 small car park at Crownhill Bay and some parking on the grassy picnic area at the south of Crownhill Bay. Note that some of the parking at Crownhill Bay are numbered bays for chalet owners only.
At the Bovisand café there are toilets behind the café. At Crownhill Bay, there are toilets next to the beach shop/café.
Café at Bovisand. Beach shop/café at Crownhill Bay.
Picnic areas at Crownhill Bay.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Jennycliff (3 miles, pebble beach, dog friendly)
Wembury (4 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly)
Mothecombe (10 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly)
Bigbury (17 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly, disabled access)
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