Things to see & do

Places to explore

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Wintery walks

In the past the Mewstone has been used as a smuggler’s sanctuary and prison

In the past the Mewstone has been used as a smuggler’s sanctuary and prison

Wrap up warm and enjoy a walk along the coast. Choose from a 30 minute stroll to a three hour hike and download the directions. 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

Taking the dog

Stretching the legs out with the dog

Dogs are welcome across the estate but please keep them under close control or on a lead in areas where ponies and cattle are grazing.

Dogs are permitted on the beach 1 October to 31 April and there is a dog poo bin at the back of the beach.

The café when open has outdoor seating with a bowl of fresh water for thirsty dogs.

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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.

Open again on Boxing Day

Tasty treats at this beach side cafe

Run by two lovely sisters, Gemma and Jennifer, the Old Mill guarantees you a warm welcome. Enjoy delicious homemade cakes and biscuits or try the award-winning pasties by Chunk of Devon.

The cafe is now closed but reopens on Boxing Day. Visit our Eating page for other ideas.

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