Plymouth

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Plymouth is a costal city on the south coast of Devon, England.




"Plymouth ( (listen)) is a port city and unitary authority in South West England. It is located on the south coast of Devon, approximately 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310 km) south-west of London. It is bordered by Cornwall to the west and south-west.

Plymouth's early history extends to the Bronze Age when a first settlement emerged at Mount Batten. This settlement continued as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until it was surpassed by the more prosperous village of Sutton founded in the ninth century, now called Plymouth. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers departed Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony, the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America. During the English Civil War, the town was held by the Parliamentarians and was besieged between 1642 and 1646.

Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth grew as a commercial shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas, and exporting local minerals (tin, copper, lime, china clay and arsenic). The neighbouring town of Devonport became strategically important to the Royal Navy for its shipyards and dockyards. In 1914, three neighbouring independent towns, viz. the county borough of Plymouth, the County Borough of Devonport, and the urban district of East Stonehouse were merged, becoming the County Borough of Plymouth. In 1928, it achieved city status. During World War II, due to the city's naval importance, the German military targeted and partially destroyed the city by bombing, an act known as the Plymouth Blitz. After the war, the city centre was completely rebuilt. Subsequent expansion led to the incorporation of Plympton, Plymstock, and other outlying suburbs, in 1967.

The city is home to 262,100 (mid-2019 est.) people, making it the 30th-most populous built-up area in the United Kingdom and the second-largest city in the South West, after Bristol. It is governed locally by Plymouth City Council and is represented nationally by three MPs. Plymouth's economy remains strongly influenced by shipbuilding and seafaring but has tended toward a service economy since the 1990s. It has ferry links to Brittany (Roscoff and St Malo) and to Spain (Santander). It has the largest operational naval base in Western Europe, HMNB Devonport, and is home to the University of Plymouth." Wikipedia









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Nearby Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Sutton Marina
1 . Sutton Marina
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Located inside one of the UK’s most historic ports, The Marina at Sutton Harbour in Plymouth is an awarded 5 Gold Anchor Marina with 420 berths. The South West location offers exceptional shelter...

The Hoe Bay
2 . The Hoe Bay
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A great location to anchor in the right conditions with direct access to Hoe Park.

King Point Marina
3 . King Point Marina
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Found at the heart of Plymouth's Coastal Quarter in the Millbay area is the stunning and contemporary King Point Marina. Built in 2015, it offers quiet and contemporary berthing for your boat, whil...

Queen Anne's Battery Marina
4 . Queen Anne's Battery Marina
2.5

Queen Anne’s Battery (QAB) is in the centre of Plymouth, known as a City of the Sea and historic base to many famous seafaring voyages around the world. Offering outstanding facilities for yachts...

Mayflower Marina
5 . Mayflower Marina
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Mayflower Marina, located in Plymouth, Devon, offers both permanent and visitor berthing together with some of the most outstanding cruising waters in and around the South West coast of England. Wi...

Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina
6 . Plymouth Yacht Haven Marina
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Plymouth Yacht Haven has 450 pontoon berths all fully serviced with water, electricity and free Wi-Fi. The marina is open 24 hours a day, all year round, and is accessible at all states of tide. ...

Turnchapel Wharf
7 . Turnchapel Wharf
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Mostly a business park with a small pontoon next to the yacht haven.

Yacht Haven Quay
8 . Yacht Haven Quay
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Two smal pontoons a little further up the river from Plymouth yacht Haven.

Barn Pool
9 . Barn Pool
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A small cove that may offer anchorage in the right conditions.

Torpoint Yacht Harbour
10 . Torpoint Yacht Harbour
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The Old Ballast Pond now known as Torpoint Yacht Harbour is only one mile from Plymouth Sound and the port of Plymouth. Steeped in nautical history and leading to one of the best cruising grounds i...

Cawsand Bay
11 . Cawsand Bay
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An east facing bay offering good anchorage in the right conditions.

River Yealm Buoys
12 . River Yealm Buoys
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A long sweeping river full of buoys and quite congested, hidden and sheltered behind the headland.

Looe Quay Harbour
13 . Looe Quay Harbour
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The quay is on the western side of the River Looe a short distance up from the narrow and rocky river mouth. The eastern quay is for fishing boats.

Polperro Marina
14 . Polperro Marina
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The inner harbour is found behind a long breakwater with a narrow gap that may be closed in poor conditions. There are a few buoys outside the entrance as well as a short quay on the eastern side b...

Kingsbridge Quay & Pontoon
15 . Kingsbridge Quay & Pontoon
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Kingsbridge is 3 miles up the estuary from Salcombe and offers a quayside on the west and a pontoon on the east.

Salcombe South Sands
16 . Salcombe South Sands
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A sandy beach head between two rocky shores, with plenty of boats anchoring up.

Salcombe Town Pontoon
17 . Salcombe Town Pontoon
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The Bag is a fixed shore side pontoon up the Kingsbridge Estuary off the Salcombe Town.

The Bag Pontoon & Buoys
18 . The Bag Pontoon & Buoys
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This Kingsbridge Estuary has three floating pontoons in the estuary none connected to the shore. The area is scattered with swing mooring buoys.

Salcombe Buoys
19 . Salcombe Buoys
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The harbour provides a large number of buoys in in the estuary outside of the town.

Totnes Dock
20 . Totnes Dock
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A large dry dock on the river side south of the town, further up the river splits around a large mound and offers a few buoys and a quayside.

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Nearby Towns

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Turnchapel
1 . Turnchapel
(England )
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A small town overlooking Plymouth.

Torpoint
2 . Torpoint
(England )
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A small town to the west of Plymouth overlooking the large shipyard.

Cawsand
3 . Cawsand
(England )
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Cawsand and Kingsand are two adjacent small villages south west of Plymouth.

Saltash
4 . Saltash
(England )
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A town to the west of Plymouth where both the River Lynher and River Tamer meet.

Newton Ferrers
5 . Newton Ferrers
(England )
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A large town on the tidal River Yealm and a safe harbour a short distance up from the rocky southern coast.

Bigbury on Sea
6 . Bigbury on Sea
(England )
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A small town with a ricky coastline on the southern shore of England.

Looe
7 . Looe
(England )
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A town on the south coast of England at the mouth of the River Looe.

Outer Hope
8 . Outer Hope
(England )
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A small west facing village on the southern coast of England.

Polperro
9 . Polperro
(England )
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A small village on the rocky southern coast of England.

Kingsbridge
10 . Kingsbridge
(England )
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At the head of the Kingsbridge Estuary north of Salcombe.

Salcombe
11 . Salcombe
(England )
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A leafy town and busy natural harbour on the Kingsbridge estuary.

Totnes
12 . Totnes
(England )
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A large inland town linked to the English Channel by the long River Dart.

Fowey
13 . Fowey
(England )
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A town at the mouth of the River Fowey overlooking neighbouring town Polruan.

Torcross
14 . Torcross
(England )
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A tiny village with a very long east facing sandy coastline, next to the Slapton Ley National Reserve.

Stoke Gabriel
15 . Stoke Gabriel
(England )
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A small village found near the River Dart.

Dittisham
16 . Dittisham
(England )
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A small village on the River Dart north of Dartmouth.

Par
17 . Par
(England )
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Par is mostly set back from the coast but has a coastal factory and a coastal caravan parks.

Dartmouth
18 . Dartmouth
(England )
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A busy town and harbour on the River Dart.

Kingswear
19 . Kingswear
(England )
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A small village near the mouth of the River Dart.

Paignton
20 . Paignton
(England )
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A large town in Devon on the southern coast of England.

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Journeys from Plymouth

A Coruna
A Coruna
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Steve and Judy sail five days across the bay of Biscay with ARC Portugal. Three days in they get news of a force 10 storm crossing their path and race south to avoid the eye of the storm.

Falmouth
Falmouth
(England )
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Dani and Asher sail Bacchus from Brighton to Weymouth to the Dart River and on to Falmouth.

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