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Discover dramatic cliffs and the tranquil Yealm Estuary

Explore the quaint village of Noss Mayo situated at the mouth of the river Yealm.

Travel through the Passage Woods, ablaze with bluebells in the spring, to discover stunning coastal vistas. Admire wonderful views for miles around from the 19th-century Revelstroke Drive, and walk along the cliff paths to discover the remains of Napoleonic and Second World War sea defences at Stoke Point.

From these dramatic cliffs you can spot rare birds including the cirl bunting and seals lying on the rocks below. Follow the paths down to secluded beaches, like Cellars and Warren beaches.

Enjoy a walk along the coast

Beautiful view down to the sea from the footpath

Once you have explored the windy, narrow roads in Noss Mayo why not explore the miles of coastline that lead to Gara Point and then to Stoke Point?

If you are lucky you might see some seals, dolphins and porpoises. 


Look out for Bug and Charlie

Bug and Charlie the ranger dogs like to make friends with all our visitors

Bug and Charlie are both rescue dogs who belong to two of our South Devon rangers.

Having a dog with you when out on the estate is a great way to talk to people of all ages. Our Jack Russells also keep the mice down in the workshop so earn their keep.

Celebrating Coast

A year on the South West Coast

This is a year of celebration - we are taking part in South West Coastal Festival to mark a 50 year milestone in the conservation of the coast.

Over 300 miles of the South West coast is protected by the National Trust and a film, specially commissioned by the National Trust, celebrates the stunning landscapes of the South West coast, and showcases the 50 years of coastal conservation by the Neptune campaign.

Download the Coastal Festival calendar


 Add to your experience by enjoying a ride on the small passenger ferry  © NT/Eric McDonald

Add to your experience by enjoying a ride on the small passenger ferry

Take the ferry across to Wembury

Take the ferry from Noss Mayo across to Wembury to visit the pretty beach, church and old Mill cafe. Or explore the rock pools and visit the Marine Centre (20-30 minute walk).

The ferry runs April to the end of September, on demand 10am to 12 midday and 3 to 4pm. During fine weather and in school holidays, 10am to 4pm, but please call the Ferryman to confirm. 01752 880079 or 07817 132757