Sutton Harbour

Sutton Harbour is at the heart of Plymouth’s sensational waterfront, boasting an enticing array of must-see options for anyone visiting the city.

Just a stone’s throw from the historic cobbled streets of the Barbican, a short stroll from Plymouth Hoe and minutes from the bustling city centre, Sutton Harbour is perfectly placed to make the most of all Britain’s Ocean City has to offer.

The spectacular waterfront destination with its picturesque harbour and magnificent marina boasts a host of family-friendly attractions and historic locations.

The National Marine Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the UK with over 40 sharks, is at the entrance to the harbour, and visitors can also take boat tours to learn more about the local marine environment – or catch a fish and learn how best to cook it.

Visit the famous Mayflower Steps, discover Plymouth’s maritime heritage with the one-mile Sutton Harbour Heritage Trail, or see the sights from two wheels and take advantage of the two National Cycle Routes right on the harbour’s doorstep.

The lively waterfront culture of Sutton Harbour offers a welcome like no other: take a stroll through the historic cobbled streets of the Barbican and browse unique, independent shops, then stop for a drink or a bite to eat at one of the first-class restaurants, cafes and bars lining the harbour.

Hotels and B&Bs abound nearby, as well as plenty of serviced apartments offering a more relaxed accommodation option.

Whenever you visit, Sutton Harbour has plenty to offer with a jam-packed schedule of entertainments running throughout the year including Plymouth Pirate Weekend in May; the Sutton Harbour Classic Boat Rally in July; the national British Fireworks Championships in August, and the Ocean City Festival in the autumn. Visit for the latest information.

Type: General
Project: Sutton Harbour
Location: Sutton Harbour
Developer: Sutton Harbour Holdings plc