Wembury Marine Centre

The Wembury Marine Centre is located close to the beach

Wembury Marine Centre, based at Wembury Beach is the ideal place to learn about the surrounding area and its wildlife through interactive displays, tanks, regular Rockpool Rambles and other marine themed events. The Centre also explains the part you can play in keeping Wembury special.

Special Marine Conservation Area

Wembury Marine Centre is located near the beach, run by Devon Wildlife Trust.

The area nearby is designated a Special Area of Conservation and a Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. The Wembury Marine Centre is located at the heart of the Wembury Voluntary Marine Conservation Area which stretches for four miles from Bovisand in the west to Gara Point in the east.

You can find out more about the Wembury Marine Centre here.

Events

The Centre holds rockpool rambles throughout the summer months, educating some 20,000 people each year about the importance of marine life and the need to protect it.

To find events taking place with the Marine Centre, please visit their events page.

History

Inspired by marine biologist Dr Norman Holme the Centre was opened in 1994.

It was built with funding from English Nature and the Countryside Commission, South Hams District Council and the European Regional Development Fund. Today, the centre is managed by a partnership of the National Trust, Devon County Council, Devon Wildlife Trust, Plymouth University’s Marine Institute and South Hams District Council. It is supported by Wembury Parish Council with support from Wembury Parish Council and receives guidance from the  Advisory Group of the Wembury Marine Conservation Area.