About the Plymouth Sound & Tamar Estuaries
From iconic views and a diverse abundance of marine life, to its proud naval heritage and long history of maritime exploration and research, the Plymouth Sound & Tamar Estuaries Marine Protected Area (MPA) is a unique place that balances commercial interests, defence, travel, recreation and conservation. It is an area of international marine importance and we all play a part in preserving it, now and for the future.
All about the marine protected area, its heritage, and how & why it is protected.
There are some major threats that impact our MPA, but there are also things we can all do to help.
A selection of maps showing environmental designations, fishing restrictions, and navigational information.
Visit our gallery, packed with photos and more information about what can be found in and around the MPA.
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.