Wembury strandline walk

Walking trail

With wonderful views across the sea and to the Great Mewstone, the walk is a great opportunity to investigate the strandline for a glimpse into the hidden treasures of the sea.

This section of coast is part of a Voluntary Marine Conservation Area and is internationally known for its rich diversity of marine life. Delve into the shallow waters of the rockpools and see what you can find.

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Map route for Strandline walk


Wembury Beach car park, grid ref: SX515485


From Wembury Beach car park, walk down onto the beach and follow the path along the coast to the west.

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Midway through the walk, look out for the slipway to your right. This will allow you to access the beach for the remainder of the walk.

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Once you've dropped on to the beach, the path crosses some rocky outcrops, be sure to watch your footing. There's always lots to be found along this section of the coast.

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When you reach the rocky section of the beach you'll stumble across warm, shallow pools. These rockpools are home to some colourful marine life, so get ready to spend plenty of time investigating.

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Follow the bottom of the cliffs for flatter ground and a slightly easier walk as you edge closer to your starting point. Be aware of debris falling from above.

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The walk comes to a close back at Wembury Beach.

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Wembury Beach car park, grid ref: SX515485

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Wembury strandline walk


Circular walk. The coast path runs close to cliff edge and can become muddy, so take care. To get up close to marine life on the return journey, this walk involves scrambling over rockpools, so watch your footing and wear sturdy footwear or wellies. Be aware that this walk is dependent on tide times as it's impossible to walk back along the beach at high tide ( check www.tidetimes.org.uk). Dogs are not permitted on beach between May and September, and please keep them under control near rockpools, due to the sensitivity of wildlife there.

Wembury strandline walk

Contact us

Telephone: 01752 346585
Wembury strandline walk

How to get here

Wembury Beach, Wembury, Devon
By train

Plymouth station, 7 miles (11km).

By road

3.5 miles (5.5km)  from A379 at Elburton, follow signs for Wembury.

By foot

Join the walk from the South West Coast Path at Heybrook Bay or Bovisand.

By bus

City Bus 49, Plymouth to Heybrook Bay (limited service).

By bicycle

Undulating cycle ride from Plymouth to Wembury along fairly busy A roads and quieter rural roads. National Cycle Network Route 2 and Route 27 pass through Plymouth. See Sustrans website for more information.

Wembury strandline walk

Facilities and access

  • Car park
  • Toilets at the car park