West Hoe Park is in a wonderful setting - overlooking Plymouth Sound to the south and the backdrop of a huge limestone cliff to the north. With a large children's play area, a miniature railway and putting green, it makes a great family day out. It's also got a large open grassed area perfect for picnics or playing games.
Cross over the road and you can also take the steps down to the pebble beach, perfect for hunting for crabs and molluscs as well as a spot of sunbathing!
National Play Day is held here every year during August. Play Day transforms the park into a real festival event for children of all ages. Different organizations from Plymouth provide a range of activities from soft play, to bushcraft, to bouncy castles, storytelling and water play.
There are some beautiful floral displays throughout the year, an aboretum and important haitats including sandbanks, reefs, estuaries and salt meadows that support important wintering bird populations including the avocet. The park 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 and boasts fantastic views over the Plymouth Sound. Pink sea fan, one of the UK's most endangered soft corals, can be found in amongst rocky reefs, the Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum (TECF) promotes the delivery of integrated management to ensure long term sustainability
If you enjoy walking, the South West Coast Path runs immediately south of the park which takes you around Plymouth Hoe. 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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