A little over two hours by train will take you to St Ives, a picturesque seaside town where traditional fisherman’s cottages nestle around the harbour. Enjoy the beaches, visit the iconic Tate St Ives and enjoy an ice cream
A short 25-minute train ride from Plymouth and you'll find yourself in Totnes, a town full of character, set on the picturesque River Dart. With plenty of independent shops, unusual boutiques and an award-winning food market, it's worth exploring.
Accessible via the Cremyll Ferry, the Mount Edgcumbe estate feels a million miles away form the city. Open all year round with large areas free to access, the estate offers plenty of opportunity for walks in all weathers.
Mountbatten and beyond
A short hop across to Mount Batten from the Barbican opens up a world of coastal walks, cosy pubs, cafes and watersports. Follow the coast path to Bovisand for a dip in the sea, or take a ten minute stroll to the quaint village of Turnchapel.
Cawsand has one of the nicest beaches around Plymouth and is easily accessible by boat.