St. Johns Lake is a little way up the River Tamar from Plymouth Sound, directly opposite Plymouth and close to the car ferry terminal. A very good area for first time short boarders and can be sailed in SW and NE winds. At low tide it tends to dry out so can only be sailed at mid to high tide.
Getting there: Ferry from Plymouth to Torpoint is the easiest
Parking: By the Beach
Ideal Wind: SW & NE
Amenities: Most concentrated on Torpoint, nothing on beaches.
Suitable for: Intermediates