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Cliff and sea views towards Heybrook Bay from Wembury Point, Devon
The view towards Heybrook Bay from Wembury Point, Devon | © National Trust Images / David Noton

Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay circular walk

This moderate coastal walk passes through a wildlife-rich Site of Special Scientific Interest and the former HMS Cambridge base, before looping back to take in dramatic views of the Great Mewstone.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Wembury Beach National Trust car park, grid ref SX515485

Step 1

From the car park entrance, turn down the slipway towards Wembury Beach, passing the Old Mill Café on your left. Take the coast path on the right, running behind the beach, and follow it west along the cliffs.

Step 2

After about 15 minutes, turn right up the narrow track signposted to Spring Road. At the next fork, take the left-hand path, climbing through hawthorn, blackthorn and elder scrub.

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Adders are among the wildlife you could spot if you keep your eyes peeled | © National Trust Images/Rob Coleman

Step 3

The path emerges onto the old access road to HMS Cambridge, now narrowed and landscaped by the National Trust. Turn Left and follow the path.

Step 4

Stay on this road to Heybrook Bay as the path drops down into the village. Take a sharp left at the coast path waymark and head east, past an old military boundary stone.

Step 5

From Wembury Point, follow the coast path for a short detour to the beach and its 19th-century boathouse. Owned by the Calmadys of nearby Langdon Court, it once had a pitched roof and chimneys, and was used by day-trippers to the Mewstone. Continue back along the coast path to your starting point at Wembury Beach.

End point

Wembury Beach National Trust car park, grid ref SX515485

Trail map

Ordnance Survey map route for Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay walk, Devon
The Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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