Bovisand, in north west Wembury, has had several different lives. As an outlier of the agricultural Kitley Estate in the early 19th century, its commanding views down a sweeping valley to Plymouth Sound made it an excellent site for Bovisand Lodge, one of the parish’s grand houses. With the country facing a perceived threat from France, the second half of the 19th century saw defence rise to a dominant role lasting up to WWII. But the early 20th century also witnessed a switch towards tourism taking advantage of Bovisand’s attractive beach; and it is tourism which dominates today in the form of a holiday park.