Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo South West Coast Path Walk, Wembury, South Devon

Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo South West Coast Path Walk, Wembury, South Devon

South West Coast Path at Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo

Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo line Newton Creek and Noss Creek close to the mouth of the River Yealm and Estuary. Coastal walking here is relatively gentle and the views stunning.

 

Walking the South West Coast Path east of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo

Start at 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. Note that there's a path on the right here that drops down to the beautiful Cellar Beach at the mouth of the River Yealm and Estuary.

From the Battery Cottage area, proceed through Brakehill Plantation until you hit open coastline high above the sea. There are sensational views across Wembury Bay. Great Mew Stone is the distinctive rock off the Wembury coast.

Follow the coast along The Warren. If you want a short walk, turn left beyond Warren Cottage to a local car park. A path takes you back to Noss Mayo. If you fancy a longer walk, wander along the steep cliffs to the caravan park by Stoke House. You can either follow country lanes back to Noss Mayo or push on to the mouth of the River Erme and Estuary and Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach.

 

Walking the South West Coast Path west of of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo

Start at 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.

Take the ferry across the water. It's a steep climb to a beautiful stretch of coastline high above Wembury Bay. At the west end of this, you descend to Wembury Beach. The Old Mill cafe and shop overlooks the beach. Wembury Marine Centre is across the way below the car park and church. There are public loos on site. Return the way you came.

If you're walking the coast in one direction to Plymouth, continue on the South West Coast Path along the back of Wembury Beach to Langdon Beach and then Wembury Point Beach. The path is pretty much flat but we'd recommend leaving it and following the beaches along the coast between Wembury Beach and Wembury Point. There are great views of Wembury Bay and Great Mew Stone out at sea.

The path climbs gently to Wembury Point and then arcs to Heybrook Bay and the Eddystone Inn. You then head north to Bovisand Beach. Note that at this point there are top views of Plymouth Sound and Plymouth Breakwater. The popular East Cornwall holiday destinations Kingsand and Cawsand are across the bay.

The South West Coats Path rises to the cliffs by Bovisand Fort, Brownhill Battery and Staddon Fort. You then drop down to Jennycliff Beach, Rum Bay Beach and Batten Bay Beach by Mount Batten. Take the short ferry trip to Plymouth Barbican.