and surrounding villages are situated on the eastern
side of Plymouth, bordering the South Hams and
the River Plym. Fort Stamford, which is situated
adjacent to the waterside village of Hooe, was
a strategic sea defence, protecting the port of
Plymouth from invading ships.
Fort Stamford is now a leisure club, comprising of gymnasium, swimming pool and squash courts. Close by is Staddon Heights Golf Course.
Another defensive fortress, Bovisand Fort, is now an internationally renowned Diving Training Centre. Adjacent to Plymstock are two other villages known as Oreston and Turnchapel, both of which are coastal, providing leisure facilities. Turnchapel in particular has a Marina and is close to the famous Mount Batten.
the eastern side of Plymstock is Elburton, a mainly
residential area but which also has a village
community with the advantage of a variety of shops.
Plymstock's main shopping facilities are situated
on The Broadway, which is a pedestrianised area
with ample car parking.
A little way outside Plymstock are the villages of Wembury and Heybrook Bay, both of which are coastal. Both are, again, mainly residential areas with stunning coastal walks and boast a number of properties with panoramic coastal views. All the villages such as Wembury, Heybrook Bay, Bovisand and Jennycliff are linked by coastal paths. Slightly inland of these villages is Down Thomas, another village surrounded by countryside and boasting the very famous local pub, The Mussel Inn. All these areas are situated within very close proximity of Plymstock and all fall within the same postal code area.