Wembury Ferry

The ferry visits Wembury Point, Yealm Steps and Wide Slip

The foot-ferry service is open for the 2019 season.


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A local boatman offers a seasonal foot-ferry service that links the South West Coast Path across the Yealm Estuary, by running a ferry service between Warren Point, Yealm Steps and Wide Slip.


River Yealm Ferry

A small ferry takes walkers across the mouth of the Yealm, seven days a week from 1 April until 30 September .

The ferry runs every day between 10 am - 4 pm daily. Service may be restricted to the core hours of 10 am - 12 noon and 3 pm - 4 pm each day, during bad weather or quieter times.

Times can also be found on the signal board which can be used to call the ferry.

Please phone the ferryman, Bill Gregor, beforehand to check times or weather restrictions, on 07817 132757.

Passengers on the River Yealm ferry
Passengers on the River Yealm ferry
Passengers on the River Yealm ferry

An estuary map showing ferry pick up and drop off locations can be found on the Yealm Harbour Authority website.

When the ferry isn’t running, we advise taking a bus or taxi. Walking around the estuary is not recommended and swimming across should not be attempted.

Wembury Cars carry walkers round the South Hams estuaries - Tel 01752 863710.  Alternatively, Eco-Taxi based in Kingsbridge will carry walkers between Plymouth and Dartmouth and from all estuaries in South Devon. Tel 07811 385275