Newton Ferrers, South Devon

Newton Ferrers, South Devon
  • Village lining the north bank of Newton Creek leading to the River Yealm and Estuary. Stunning waterside location on the south coast of South Devon. The equally beautiful Noss Mayo village is across the water. Collectively, the villages offer a unqiue South Devon experience
  • Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo have three great waterside pubs with remarkable views. Cross the creeks on causeways at low tide
  • Superb coastal walking. Ferries cross the River Yealm and Estuary to the west leading to Wembury
  • Plenty of local 'secret' beaches to enjoy
  • Situated close to Plymouth so ideal location for a coastal and city break
  • Main photo: the Dolphin Inn Newton Ferrers taken from the Noss Mayo side of Newton Creek having crossed the Voss (or causeway) at low tide


Rivers and creeks by Newton Ferrers

River Yealm and Estuary. The River Yealm rises on Dartmoor's south moor on remote and boggy terrain. It flow down the flank of the moor on its way to the coast between Wembury and Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo. Where estuary meets sea is extraordinarily beautiful with 'secret' beaches and coastal paths.

Newton Creek and the Voss. Newton Creek runs east of the River Yealm and Estuary. The Voss is a tidal causeway at Newton Creek.

Noss Creek and the Voss. Noss Creek is a smaller waterway running off Newton Creek. Again, you can cross this on a tidal causeway called the Voss.


Newton Ferrers ferry/water taxi

Warren Point, Wide Slip and Yealm Steps Ferry/Water Taxi. The River Yealm and Estuary is a formidable barrier between Wembury, Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo. A seasonal ferry provides access to these three destinations although it involves a bit of walking from the ferry/water taxi landing points.


Newton Ferrers pubs

Dolphin Inn Newton Ferrers. Located in Newton Ferrers overlooking Newton Creek to Noss Mayo.

The Swan Inn Noss Mayo. In Noss Mayo overlooking Noss Creek.

The Ship Inn Noss Mayo. Situated on the side of Noss Creek.


Newton Ferrers South West Coast Path

See our Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo South West Coast Path Walk listing for more information.


Newton Ferrers beaches

Cellar Beach. Excellent 'secret' beach by the mouth of the River Yealm and Estuary. Cross Newton Creek from Newton Ferrers and follow the South West Coast Path west of Noss Mayo. Look out for a skinny path that drops down to this secluded beach.

Wembury Beach. Take the ferry/water taxi across the River Yealm and Estuary to the Wembury side of the water. Walk the South West Coast Path to Wembury Beach.

Mothecombe (Meadowsfoot) Beach. Head east of Newton Ferrers to the beaches by the mouth of the River Erme and Estuary.

Coastguard's Beach. Is a huge low tide sand beach on the west side of the River Erme and Estuary.


Newton Ferrers and Wembury

Wembury is a village to the west of Newton Ferrers. Wembury Beach is superb.

Wembury Marine Centre and Wembury The Old Mill are located behind the beach.


National Trust properties near Newton Ferrers

Saltram (National Trust) is one of the Westcountry's most popular National Trust properties. Situated on the outskirts of Plymouth, it's a great day out.


Newton Ferrers and Plymouth

Plymouth is west of Newton Ferrers. HIghlights include:

Plymouth National Marine Aquarium

Plymouth Barbican

Plymouth Ferries and Boat Trips

Plymouth Smeaton's Tower