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A couple hand in hand looking out to sea at Wembury Point, Devon
A view of The Great Mewstone from Wembury Point, Devon | © Louisa Rundle / National Trust

Wembury maritime walk

This coastal route from Wembury Beach to Wembury Point and back again offers wonderful sea views – and a guide to the varied ships and boats you can expect to see along the way.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Wembury Beach National Trust car park, grid ref SX515485

Step 1

From the car park, walk 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 westward along the cliffs.

Step 2

After about 20 minutes, turn right along the narrow path signposted to Spring Road. At the next fork, take the left-hand path, climbing through hawthorn, blackthorn and elder scrub.

Step 3

Here, the path emerges onto Marine Drive, the access road to the former HMS Cambridge. The site has been narrowed and returned to grassland. Turn left along the drive towards the sea. After the gate, continue to Wembury Point itself with a view of Plymouth Sound (for a shorter walk go down the path on the left towards the foreshore).

Step 4

Pass through the five-bar gate and follow the track towards Heybrook Bay. Turn sharp left, following the way-marker onto the coast path.

Step 5

Follow the coast path to reach a short detour to the beach and its 19th-century boathouse. Then continue back along the path to your starting point at Wembury.

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
Maritime walk from Wembury Beach to Wembury Point | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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