There is one great snag that occurs in the sailing of ships – they always come off second-best where striking rocks is concerned! One can only imagine the horror at the crashing, grinding, tearing sound of planking or plating being torn asunder by the momentum of the ship against the rock (or for those unlucky souls aboard the Titanic it was the iceberg).
The Fabled Titanic Will be Featured in an Exhibition at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel at the heart of Britain’s maritime gem, Plymouth.
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.
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
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
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.
Plenty of boat owners venture afloat with their furry friends, but there are plenty of considerations to be made before they do so. So if you are new to being a pet owner - or even new to a life on the ocean wave, then here is some advice we have pulled together to aid you in your adventures.
Renowned yacht brokerage Red Ensign has opened a new sales office at Plymouth’s King Point Marina.
Drowning Prevention Week is the national campaign of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (the UK’s drowning prevention charity), which aims to cut down the number of drowning incidents in the UK by promoting water safety on mass. It also aims to raise money for the RLSS UK’s drowning prevention projects and to support families who have been affected by drowning or near drowning.
The Mayflower sped across the white-tipped waves once the voyage was under way, and the passengers were quickly afflicted with seasickness. The crew took great delight in the sufferings of the landlubbers and tormented them mercilessly. One laughed that he hoped to 'throw half of them overboard before they came to their journey's end.
June the 1st to 8th is National Volunteer’s Week, an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It is used to showcase different volunteering roles on offer, to volunteer recruitment events, launching new volunteering campaigns and to highlight events take place throughout the country.