Plymouth Hoe West


Plymouth Hoe West
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Situated just in front of Hoe Park and facing Mount Batten, Plymouth Hoe West is a developed promenade with a narrow strip of shingle beach situated within the city of Plymouth.


Swimming and taking a dip in Tinside Lido, a pool with Art Deco features, built in 1935.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore historic Plymouth or stroll along the promenade with fantastic views across the sound.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

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Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Plymouth Hoe West

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Slipway Slipway



Some parking available along Hoe Road.

Dog restrictions


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Beach cleaning

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