Wembury, South Devon

Wembury, South Devon
  • Pretty coastal village and exceptional coastline near Plymouth and Plymouth Sound on the southern coast of South Devon. Managed by the National Trust. Popular with families
  • Local area has many wonderful beaches. Wembury Beach is the highlight but there are lots of local 'secret' beaches
  • Great for walking and watersports. The South West Coast Path east and west of Wembury provides immense views of this part of South Devon and East Cornwall
  • Wembury Marine Centre helps you to discover local wildlife and sealife
  • Cafe and shop overlooking beach. Plenty of parking and public toilets on site
  • Main photo: view of Wembury Beach from behind The Old Mill cafe and shop looking towards Wembury Point


Wembury beaches

Wembury Beach. Rock, shingle and sand beach by Wembury Marine Centre. It's the most popular of a number of beaches that line Wembury Bay near the mouth of Plymouth Sound. There's a National Trust cafe and shop at The Old Mill behind the beach.

Langdon Beach. Big rock, shingle and sand beach running pretty much from Wembury Point around to Wembury Beach by Wembury.

Wembury Point Beach. Small, 'secret' beach at Wembury Point west of Wembury Beach and Wembury Marine Centre. 


Beaches east of Wembury

Cellar Beach. Looks out across the mouth of the River Yealm and Estuary to Wembury Bay. Superb location but you'll need to take a foot passenger ferry, the South West Coast Path and then a skinny path to access this 'secret' beach. Worth the effort.


Beaches west of Wembury

Bovisand Beach. Sand beach looking out across Plymouth Sound to Kingsand and Cawsand in Cornwall. Follow the South West Coast Path from Wembury to visit Bovisand Beach.


Wembury wildlife

Wembury Marine Centre. 'Wembury Marine Centre is the ideal place to learn about the surrounding area and its wildlife through interactive displays, aquaria and regular rockpool rambles.'


Wembury cafes and pubs

Wembury The Old Mill. National Trust cafe and shop at Wembury Beach.


Wembury South West Coast Path

See our Wembury South West Coast Path Walk listing for more information.


Other Wembury walks

Try a section of the Erme Plym Trail/Coast to Coast. We'd also recommend the entire walk. Book places to stay en route or walk in sections over a long period of time. Superb experience.


Wembury and Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo

Follow the South West Coast Path east of Wembury and you come to the River Yealm and Estuary. It's a remarkably beautiful place.

Take the Warren Point, Wide Slip and Yealm Steps Ferry/Water Taxi across the water to explore Noss Creek and the Voss and Newton Creek and the Voss.


Other National Turst properties near Wembuy

Saltram (National Trust) is on the outskirts of Plymouth and attracts huge numbers of visitors every year.


Wembury and Plymouth

Plymouth National Marine Aquarium is brilliant. Essential visiting.

Plymouth Barbican. The west side of the city's historic Sutton Harbour from where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to Plymouth, Massachusetts in America. Fascinating place that's also beautiful and rammed with bars, cafes and pubs.

Enjoy some Plymouth Ferries and Boat Trips from the landing stage at Plymouth Barbican.

Climb the famous Plymouth Smeaton's Tower for awesome views of Plymouth and Plymouth Sound.