We are now feeling the change in temperature (most days) and summer is right around the corner so we have put together a list of beaches which are near Plymouth and just a bus journey away. As some of our students are from landlocked countries and have never experienced the seaside, when coming here to study we would recommend at least one visit to the beach if they have the chance.

Below are the nearest beaches, which are the easiest to get to and with frequent travel options.


Bovisand, Plymouth

Facilities: Cafe, toilets
Bus Company: Target Travel
Bus Number: 54
Bus Stop: A11
Travel Time: 25 minutes

Wembury, Plymouth

Facilities: Cafe, toilets, shower
Bus Company: Stagecoach
Bus Number: 48
Bus Stop: A10
Travel Time: 28 minutes, 5 minute walk

Kingsand/Cawsand, Cornwall

Facilities: Cafe, pubs, toilets
Travel: Walk 10 mins to Barbican landing stage
Ferry: Cawsand Ferry
Travel Time: 40 minutes (including walking time)

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Facilities: Cafe (with toilet only for customers)
Bus Company: Plymouth Citybus
Bus Number: 71
Bus Stop: A11
Travel Time: 1 hour