Enjoy your MPA

On the water...

in the water

...or by the water

Enjoy the Plymouth Sound & Tamar Estuaries MPA

There’s a host of activities around the Plymouth Sound & Tamar Estuaries MPA, making our beautiful landscapes and seascapes the perfect backdrop for relaxation, fun and adventure. Get back to nature and connect with the ocean – enjoy diving, rock pooling, wild swimming, sailing, SUP boarding, coastal walking and more, in this unique Marine Protected Area.

Your guide to the MPA

Plymouth Sound & Tamar Estuaries Guide for Small Craft

Download our guide to enjoying the MPA out on the water, with important information about safely navigating around the MPA, facts about the local marine environment, areas of interest and how you can help to sustain the area for future generations.

Personal Watercraft Partnership (PWP)

PWP is a group of bodies involved in the Personal Watercraft industry in the UK, who supports and provides information on the recreational use of personal watercraft.
For useful guidance on personal watercrafts, visit the PWP website.


Guides and advice for staying safe on the water

Whatever the activity, and no matter how experienced you are, understanding the risks and being prepared could save your life. The RNLI have safety advice on a range of different activities to make sure your visit to the coast is memorable for all the right reasons.

Be Aware!

There are strong currents and tides throughout the marine site.

Please take care and make sure you check the tide times before you enter the water.