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I’ve been here many times over the years, the views are always stunning no matter what time of year. I remember climbing Smeaton’s Tower (the lighthouse) when I was a kid. It’s definitely on the to do list again with the camera.
It is here where Sir Francis Drake, intrepid explorer and local hero, is immortalised in a statue, situated just a few metres from the green where he finished his game of bowls before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588.
There is some on street parking available Osbourne Pl, Hoe Rd for a small fee. Disabled parking is available on the promenade itself with access off Hoe Road.
- Public toilets are located behind the cafe on the Promenade, Royal Citadel end.