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West Hoe Park

Facilities and visitor information 

Opening times

  • Open 24 hours a day and free to use


  • Playground with a wheelchair roundabout, accessible swing seat, cone climber, dragonfly see-saw and multi-play unit (open all year and inspected weekly)
  • Secret Garden with wooden climbing features dotted through the glade!
  • Gus Honeybun miniature train (admission payable) privately run
  • Bouncy castle and merry-go-round (admission payable) privately run

Sport facilities

  • Tennis court
  • Crazy golf (privately run, admission payable)
  • Trampolines (privately run, admission payable)


  • Seating throughout the park


  • Kiosk selling beverages and sweets


  • Toilet facilities available


  • The site is flat and unfenced with wide, tarmaced paths throughout the park
  • The playground has a wheelchair roundabout and accessible swing seat

Travel and directions

  • About half a mile from the city centre - via the Hoe
  • Accessible using public transport with City Bus route number 25 going from the city centre, Royal Parade via the Barbican, stopping at West Hoe Park
  • Fee paying street parking available on Hoe Road (no official car park)

Walks, nature and scenery

There are some beautiful floral displays throughout the year, an arboretum and important habitats 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.

Hosting events at West Hoe Park

If you are thinking about hosting an event at West Hoe Park or any other park or greenspace across the city, get in touch with us.

Apply to host an event on our land

This details everything you will need to do to apply to have an event and what information you need to provide us with. 

West Hoe ParkWest 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!

To find out more about getting involved, visit the Volunteering in Nature pages or email us for more information. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead in this park. Visit our Dog Control page for full details.

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