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Plymouth Hoe West


Situated just in front of Hoe Park and facing Mount Batten, Plymouth Hoe West is a developed promenade with a narrow strip of shingle beach situated within the city of Plymouth.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2017 Excellent

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Facilities at Plymouth Hoe West beach

Food availableToiletsShopsSlipway


Some parking available along Hoe Road.

Dog restrictions

No current information

Beach cleaning

No current information



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Swimming and taking a dip in Tinside Lido, a pool with Art Deco features, built in 1935.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore historic Plymouth or stroll along the promenade with fantastic views across the sound. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: shingle, rock,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, from 15th May to 30th September. Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between May and September.

Safety, Weather & Tides

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of Plymouth Hoe West

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach


Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Plymouth Hoe West beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Plymouth Hoe West beach


We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid


West Hoe Fish FryersSustainable

The Terrace CafeSustainable

Duke of CornwallSustainable

Chloes RestaurantSustainable

Morgans Italian Mediterraneanunsustainable

The Berkeley Bar and GrillSustainable

Steves Brasserieunsustainable

Barbican KitchenSustainable



The BankSustainable

Noodle Loungeunsustainable




Restaurant 60 & the NotteSustainable


The TreasurySustainable

The Boathouse CafeSustainable

Shirley Valentines TavernaSustainable

The Mission Bar & Restaurantunsustainable

Tanners RestaurantSustainable

Theatre Royal RestaurantSustainable


Rockys Restaurantunsustainable

The Village Restaurantunsustainable

The Navy InnSustainable

Barbican Fish BarSustainable

Harbourside Fish and ChipsSustainable

Spice Wellunsustainable

The ChancelSustainable


Glassblowing HouseSustainable

Blues Bar and GrillSustainable

Seafood & Pasta Barunsustainable


The ShipSustainable


The Vauxhall Quayunsustainable

Aglio OlioSustainable

The Grecian TavernaSustainable

Meze Bar and GrillSustainable

Dolphin House BrazzerieSustainable

Rockfish Seafood - PlymouthSustainable

National Marine AquariumSustainable


The Leandraunsustainable

Lanterns Kebab and Steak Houseunsustainable

The Steak and OmeletteSustainable


Chandlers Bar & RestaurantSustainable


B.E.D Cafe Bar RestaurantSustainable

YO! Sushi - PlymouthSustainable


The Artillery TowerSustainable


Imperial Gardenunsustainable

Rock Salt Cafe & BrasserieSustainable

Lockyers QuaySustainable

Bistro OneSustainable

Thai in the ParkSustainable

Las Iguanasunsustainable


Le Bistrot PierreSustainable

Heaven Bar and Restaurantunsustainable

River Cottage Canteen - PlymouthSustainable

Jolly Jacks Waterfront Bar and BistroSustainable

The BridgeSustainable



Mussel InnSustainable

Langdon CourtSustainable

The ViewSustainable

St Elizabeth Houseunsustainable

The Gallery Restaurantunsustainable

Churchills RestaurantSustainable

Kingfisher Fish & ChipsSustainable

The Miners Arms Hemerdon Ltdunsustainable

Rose and Crownunsustainable

The Finnygook InnSustainable

Whitsand Bay HotelSustainable

Click here to visit Fish2fork.

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Plymouth Hoe West beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alan Skilton
on 27 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by David Kilvington
on 26 Aug 2017

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