Plymouth Hoe


Plymouth Hoe is an wonderful focal point for the city, with its spectacular backdrop of Plymouth Sound, one of the world's great natural harbours.

There is a a large grassed area, sensory garden, memorials, sports activities, a range of cafes and a wide promenade there's always something to see and do. The Hoe is designated as a County Wildlife Site because of the presence of 10 notable species of plants including wild clary, sea couch grass, long-bracted sedge, ivy broomrape, knotted hedge parsley, toothed medick, Plymouth thistle and round-leaved crane's bill

The Hoe's superb sites include the Royal Citadel and Smeaton's Tower lighthouse - rebuilt from its original base 14 miles out to sea, and the four and a half million ton granite and limestone breakwater.

Below Hoe Road you can enjoy the walkways and undercover sitting areas all the way down to the sea, where you can swim, fish or search for marine life on the pebble beach.

Visit Tinside Lido, a restored 1935 art deco lido - a wonderful natural sea water pool open from April to September.

Did you know...
The area is famed for Sir Francis Drake's legendary game of bowls, played before leaving to defeat the Spanish Armada.


  • Hoe Park
  • Plymouth
  • Devon
  • PL4 8AJ