Hoe Park

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With a large grassed area, sensory garden, memorials, sports activities, a range of cafes and a wide promenade there's always something to see and do. The Hoe's superb sites include the Royal Citadel and Smeaton's Tower lighthouse - rebuilt from its original base 14 miles out to sea, and the four and a half million ton granite and limestone breakwater.

Down below the Hoe Road you can enjoy the walkways and undercover sitting areas all the way down to the sea, where you can swim, fish or search for marine life on the pebble beach. We're also very proud of Tinside, a restored 1935 art deco lido - a wonderful natural sea water pool open from April to September.


Pitch and putting green
Tinside Lido
Boules pitch
Sensory Garden
Floral displays (planted for spring and summer displays)
Variety of cafés, restaurants and ice cream vans in and around the Hoe
Ample seating throughout the park
Panoramic views over Plymouth Sound

Hoe Park is accessible to people with disabilities or limited movement and has been included in the DisabledGo access guide. It is open 24 hours a day and is free to access. Disabled car parking available on the Hoe promenade
Short term fee paying street car parking available on adjacent streets

The Hoe is designated as a County Wildlife Site because of the presence of 10 notable species of plants including wild clary, sea couch grass, long-bracted sedge, ivy broomrape, knotted hedge parsley, toothed medick, Plymouth thistle and round-leaved crane's bill
There are two areas of the Hoe that are managed as limestone grasslands, one beneath the Citadel and the other immediately west of the Dome
The Hoe forms part of the South West Coast Path.
The Hoe is bordered by the waters of Plymouth Sound and the River Tamar which form a European Marine Site, consisting of a Special Area of Conservation and Special Protection Area.
Important habitats include sandbanks, reefs, estuaries and salt meadows that support important wintering bird populations including the avocet
In the approaches to the Sound, bottle-nosed dolphins and basking sharks are occasionally spotted whilst beneath the waves, the Sound is home to both the spiny seahorse and the short-snouted seahorse which reside amongst eelgrass beds.

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