Things to see & do

Places to explore

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Spring walks

Wildflowers enhance the beautiful countryside

Wildflowers enhance the beautiful countryside

Discover some great walks - from an hour to half a day. Finish off with a visit to the Old Mill Cafe or one of the local pubs.

Beachcombing stroll

Wembury Maritime walk

Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay

Wembury Bay and the river Yealm

Take the ferry

Walking through Wembury Woods reveals wonderful views of the river Yealm

Discover the pretty estuary villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo on the River Yealm.

A 20-30 minute walk from Wembury car park will bring you to the small passenger ferry which will take you across the water. The path to the ferry is signposted from the car park. 

It 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

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Our favourite things to do at Wembury:

  • skim a stone
  • create some wild art
  • check out the crazy creatures in a rockpool
  • catch a crab

Swimming

Check out the safety information on the beach before a bracing swim © Ben Selway

Check out the safety information on the beach before a bracing swim

Enjoy a bracing dip at Wembury Beach with wonderful views of the impressive Mewstone. Please note that there is no lifeguard stationed at Wembury.

Surfing and canoeing

Join the small surfing community at Wembury © Ben Selway

Join the small surfing community at Wembury

With a swell of up to 10 feet, the beach is perfect for surfers, canoeists and kayakers of all abilities.

Diving & snorkelling

A great way to see Wembury's amazing marine life © Ben Selway

A great way to see Wembury's amazing marine life

For divers and snorkelers, there is a fascinating marine environment to explore below the waves. Keep a sharp look out and you could see dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks swimming in the area.

Sailing

A popular place to sail © National Trust Images/John Millar

A popular place to sail

Enjoy a relaxing trip down the sheltered River Yealm past the quaint villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers towards the sea. From Wembury Bay you can sail around the magnificent Mewstone and Wembury Point towards Plymouth Sound.

Wildlife spotting

Great bird spotting from the cliff top paths © NTPL

Great bird spotting from the cliff top paths

Wembury Point is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and home to a diverse mixture of plants, marine life, insects and birds. If you're lucky, you may catch a glimpse or hear the call of the beautifully coloured cirl bunting. Dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks can also be seen swimming in the area.

Geocaching

How many geocaches can you find? © Gareth Wilson

How many geocaches can you find?

Wembury is a great place to explore on foot. Download one of our walks or just follow your nose. There are several geocaches hidden along the coast if you want to turn the day into a treasure hunt.

Horse riding

Enjoy the wonderful countryside on horseback © Gareth Wilson

Enjoy the wonderful countryside on horseback

Discover on horseback this beautiful coastline and countryside.

Celebrating 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, largely thanks to the Neptune campaign - set up 50 years ago.


 

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