Sutton Harbour Footbridge

The repairs to Sutton Harbour footbridge will continue for the coming weeks and residents and visitors to the waterfront area of Plymouth are advised that for safety reasons, the pedestrian footbridge will remain closed while the work completes.

Engineers from the Environment Agency are supporting Sutton Harbour Holdings (SHH) and using specialist testing equipment to carry out thorough checks of the footbridge’s turntable assembly, bearings and foundations.

The footbridge is a bespoke piece of equipment, fitted more than 20 years ago, and operates as an integral element of the Sutton Harbour lock gates.

The primary function of the lock gates is to reduce flood risk to the surrounding area of Sutton Harbour whilst still maintaining access for marine vessels using the harbour, therefore it is necessary for the lock gates to remain fully operational despite the footbridge repairs.

Pete Bromley, Harbour Master of Sutton Harbour, said: “We appreciate that the closure of the footbridge can be frustrating for people however we are working closely with the Environment Agency to resolve any problems.”

“Unfortunately, owing to the bespoke nature of the footbridge, this can be a time-consuming process and there can be no ‘quick fix’. The results from the recent testing are expected soon and this will give us a better understanding of the problems and the likely timescales for them to be rectified.  It is difficult to estimate timescales for reopening; however, when the footbridge bearing was previously replaced, the footbridge was closed for six weeks.”

An alternative route around the harbour from the National Marine Aquarium, Rockfish and Harbour Car Park to Sutton Harbour’s historic quarter, which includes the Barbican and the Mayflower Steps, is accessible via the Harbour Heritage Trail with a footpath circling around East Quay and North Quay (see map below).



If you are a berth holder at King Point Marina and you would like ideas for some nearby and yet delicious eating-out, then this guide is the one for you. If you have more suggestions, then contact us on social media - we’d be happy to add to the list.

Eating Out

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel

From formal dining in the restaurant to an informal light lunch in the lounge, Tea at the Top in the famous tower overlooking the Marina or an event in the ballroom, there’s nothing but the finest fresh ingredients from the South West used at this historic hotel.

3 minute walk from Marina 

 Rocksalt Cafe and Brasserie


From coffee and cake, simple light lunches or a delicious dinner to suit all occasions, this acclaimed restaurant is such a short distance from King Point Marina that it seems a shame not to use it with considerable frequency!

4 minute walk from the Marina

Salumi Bar and Eatery

The sister restaurant to Rocksalt, this new restaurant is really taking the city of Plymouth by storm. With tapas delights and delicious traditional favourites, this restaurant is sure to please every foodie.

2 minute walk from Marina

The Dock

As this restaurant is right in King Point Marina, we’d be surprised if you hadn’t already sampled everything on the menu! Mouth-watering selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus featuring the widest possible range of dishes all made with local ingredients, supplied by local businesses.

Just a 30 second walk from the pontoon

Royal William Yard


The Grade 1 former Royal Naval victualling buildings are alive with cafes, bars and restaurants varying from national chains to independent businesses. These include Las Iguanas, Le Bistrot Pierre, Le Vignoble, Prezzo, the famous River Cottage, Wagamama and One Residence Royal William Yard.

10 minute walk from the Marina.



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