Plymouth has a lot to offer for a great seaside break. The bucket and spade beaches are a little out of town. Nearby Bovisand to the east has good sand and facilities though.
There is plenty to see and do in the town from the National Aquarium, Crownhill fort and the Dome. Out of town there is the wildlife park, Buckfast Abbey and of course the Dartmore National Park.
Plymouth's Local Attractions
You'll be amazed at what you discover when you visit the new National Marine Aquarium. Your breathtaking underwater journey across the planet will reveal a strange and secret world that is both beautiful and bizarre, both weird and wonderful. Your exploration will take you through stream and river, along the shoreline, across the reef and down into the deepest ocean. "The world of seahorses" exhibit tells the story of seahorses across the globe with the largest collection of seahorse species in Europe.