Cellar Beach, Wembury, South Devon

Cellar Beach, Wembury, South Devon

One of South Devon's top 'secret' beaches

South Devon has many famous beaches. Bigbury-on-Sea Beach, Bantham Beach, Blackpool Sands and Dawlish Warren Beach attract huge numbers of holidaymakers in the summer months. The South Devon coast also has many 'secret' coves and beaches. One of the best on the Plymouth side of South Devon is Cellar Beach. Looking out across the mouth of the River Yealm and Estuary to Wembury Bay, it's a superb location.


Location of and directions for Cellar Beach

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To visit for the first time, we'd recommend walking from Noss Mayo. There's parking just south of Noss Creek (or you can park at Noss Creek at low tide if you time your walk correctly). Follow the skinny Passage Road behind The Ship Inn and above the south bank of Newton Creek. You'll come to the Warren Point, Wide Slip and Yealm Steps Ferry/Water Taxi sign where Newton Creek meets the River Yealm and Estuary.

Continue past Ferry Cottage and through woodland. The path rises to meet a road that leads to Battery Cottage. Now wander down the path on your right that descends to the beautiful Cellar Beach at the mouth of the River Yealm and Estuary. Note that you reach the sand on steps cut into rock at the back of the beach as seen in the main photo for this listing. Tread carefully when the rock is wet.