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A spectacular stretch of coastline boasting dramatic cliffs

A great beach, and more: some of the best rock pools in the country, good surfing, masses of wildlife and views of the distinctive island - the Great Mewstone. Wembury is a great starting point for lovely inland and coastal walks to Wembury Woods and the Yealm Estuary, and around Wembury Point. Finish your trip with a slice of Gemma and Jennifer's home-made cake in the Old Mill Café.

Wembury Marine Centre runs regular rock pool rambles for children during the school holidays. Up for an adventure? Wembury is also a great place for surfing, kayaking and snorkelling. If you want to go further afield why not take the passenger ferry across to the pretty riverside village of Noss Mayo or Newton Ferrers and enjoy a pint in one of the local pubs.

Join us on 4 July for the Big Beach Picnic

Toast the coast and tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

Make wild art, check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool, build a mini raft, take part in a treasure hunt and enjoy some storytelling. There will also be some watersport tasters (small charge), refreshments from Old Mill Cafe.

Ice-cream and cake at the seaside

Run by the lovely sisters, Jennifer and Gemma, the old Mill cafe is a firm favourite with locals and visitors.

Housed in an old mill that stands right on the beach, the cafe serves delicious  home-made cakes and biscuits, award winning pasties and freshly made sandwiches. A take-away service is also provided. 

The sea is heating up - time to get wet

Wembury beach is a popular place for stand up paddle boarders and surfers.

The surf is consistent and draws regular locals and University students from Plymouth. The car park is only a short walk down to the beach and the cafe is the perfect place to warm up afterwards.

If the tide is right

What will you find?

What will you find?

Marine Centre

Open from 10am to 5pm during school holidays and 9am to 5pm during term time.

It’s a great place to find out about life under the sea through interactive displays, live aquaria and regular rockpool rambles. Find them in the building at the entrance to the car park.

The centre is run by Devon Wildlife in partnership with the National Trust and several other conservation bodies. Free entry.

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