Drake’s Island has been open for guided tours for 30 years. You can learn about the history of the island, walk the tunnels, see the wildlife and view the city from a different perspective. The Ministry of Defence is keeping a secret a tunnel that goes from the city to the island. The fort was built to protect it from an attack from the French Navy. The island was put up for sale in October of last year. MorganPhillips bought it for £2m. Thirty years after closing,Phillips plans to open the island to the public with a museum and heritage centre.
What is happening to Drakes island?
The island in Plymouth Sound has been off-limits since 1989 when an adventure centre closed down, but is now being developed as a luxury holiday resort, and before building work starts, people have been invited to buy tickets.
Is Drakes Island Beach Open?
The public parking lots are located at the end of Mile Road, the Eastern Shore, Drakes Island, and Webhannet Drive. You can find lots open from 6am to 11pm daily. The beachlots close at .
Who lives on Drakes Island?
Drake’s Island has been purchased by a businessman. Permission has been granted for a luxury hotel and spa on the island named after Sir Francis Drake.
Is Drakes island privately owned?
Drake’s Island is under new ownership and will be brought back to life. MorganPhillips bought the island for an undisclosed amount last year.
Why is it called Drake’s island?
The six-acre island, named after sailor Sir Francis Drake, has planning permission for a luxury hotel and spa.
Who has bought Drake’s island?
MorganPhillips said he still has ambitious plans for the isle, but they have been hampered by the coronaviruses, and the development may not be completed until