Home to the famous Mayflower Steps and celebrated seaman Sir Frances Drake, Maritime history runs deep in the veins of this city-on-sea.
With hundreds of millions of pounds being spent on regeneration, particularly in the Millbay area where Quadrant Wharf is found, there’s never been a better time to call Britain's Ocean City home.
The lively Barbican harbour, once a bustling Elizabethan port, is home to shops, cafés, restaurants and year-round events. There’s a vibrant arts scene, a popular university and a modern shopping mall at Drake Circus. The open green space of Plymouth Hoe is a favourite spot to sit and watch the water and there’s nowhere better for an open-air swim than at Tinside Lido, worth frequenting for the stunning art deco features alone. Foodies rejoice; from fancy fish and chips to posh bistros and quality coffee shops, there’s plenty of places to eat and drink on the doorstep. Spend summer days on the soft sand of Bovisand Bay, or explore the coves nearby to find a favourite.
Life in Plymouth is plain sailing all the way.