Surfing and kayaking

Surfing at Godrevy, Cornwall. © Ben Selway

Surfing at Godrevy, Cornwall.

Wembury Beach is a popular spot for surfing and kayaking. With a swell of up to ten feet, Wembury is fantastic for surfers of all abilities.


The river Yealm is fantastic for a spot of sailing © Jeremy Grimoldby

The river Yealm is fantastic for a spot of sailing

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.


Family playing in the waves at Poldhu Cove, Cornwall © NTPL/John Millar

Family playing in the waves at Poldhu Cove, Cornwall

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


Diving canisters being prepared © Joe Cornish

Diving canisters being prepared

With its diverse marine environment there is plenty to see beneath the waves at Wembury, including dolphins, basking sharks and porpoises.

Tide times

A view of the sea at sunset

Plan your time at Wembury by checking the tide times in advance. Please note that all tide times are predictions.


Fishing by the sea.

For all fishing enthusiasts, the nearby Cellars Beach offers fantastic opportunities for sea angling. See if you can catch any sea bass, mackeral or pollock.

Rock pooling

There are regular organised rock pool rambles at Wembury

One of the best places in the country for a spot of rock pooling, the rock pools here are teeming with life such as limpets, sea anemones, crabs and starfish. You can see a whole world encapsulated in one small pool. Why not take part in an organised rock pool ramble, run on a regular basis by the National Trust and the Marine Centre?

Bird watching

There is a vast range of rare plants and birds to see at Wembury including the Dartford warbler and the cirl bunting, found only along this coastline.

Horse riding

Horse Riding

Wembury Bay Riding School offers lessons suitable for all ages and abilities. For any enquiries or bookings, contact them on 01752 862676, 07774 280529 (mobile) or email them.

Marine Centre

Wembury Marine Centre

You can learn more about this fascinating marine environment at the local Marine Centre which offers a fantastic range of learning activities for schools and learning groups of all ages.