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Wembury, South West Devon
Bring your camera and take some amazing shots of the gorgeous views | © National Trust / Eric McDonald
Devon

Wembury Point short walk

Discover Wembury Point's past on this straight (1.2-mile) or circular (1.9-mile) trail at Wembury Point, taking in the views of Wembury Bay, Plymouth Sound and the impressive Great Mewstone.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Wembury Point car park, grid ref: SX503487

Step 1

Go through the gate from the car park and follow the tarmac Marine Drive (the old access road to HMS Cambridge). The radar station is still functioning and is located on the hill to your right. There is a picnic area located just off the path, a few yards from the gate with views of the Mewstone and the bay, as well as a number of benches dotted along this route.

Step 2

You will reach a second five-bar gate. Turn sharp left and follow the path downhill. Continue straight at the next gate. After this gate, the road widens. Turn right, following the grass path to the gated entrance and steps down to the slipway. Here you can access a small beach and visit the old boathouse.

Step 3

For the shorter (1.2-mile/1.9km) linear trail, stop at the entrance to the slipway and return to the car park. Retrace your steps, following the tarmac road back up the hill.

Step 4

To continue the circular walk, before the gate to the slipway, turn right and follow the coast path heading west. (Look out for the boathouse next to the bottom of the slipway.) There is access to the beach again just after a small gate where the old lido was located. Continue along the path, going through a second gate where you will then approach a steeper section of path. After a third small gate you will pass an old military marker stone on your left, marked 'No.10' with a picture of an anchor on its rear face.

Step 5

The path then approaches the houses of Heybrook Bay. At the first white house turn sharp right at the coast path waymarker and follow the path uphill. You will pass a National Trust sign marked Wembury Point & Mewstone. Go through the gate, and follow the tarmac road until you reach the five-bar gate. Follow the path up the tarmac drive which leads to the car park.

End point

Wembury Point car park, grid ref: SX503487

Trail map

Map route for a stroll around Wembury Point
Map route for a stroll around Wembury Point | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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