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Wembury Beach

Plymouth, Devon

A sandy cove with rockpools which is backed by low cliffs. Located down a quite country lane, this beach is absolutely fantastic for spotting some of the UK's most colourful shore life. Wembury marine centre also hosts rock pool rambles for kids during the Summer.

Beach Type



Toilets and a Marine Interpretation Centre


Swimming and rockpool events - there are frequent Rock Pool Rambles and events organised by Wembury Marine Centre (Devon Wildlife Trust) for all ages

Nature and Wildlife

South West Coastal Path walks. circular countryside walks. and Coast to Coast walk to Lynmouth incorporating Two Moors Way. Good rockpools with seashore rockpool wildlife - a voluntary Marine Conservation Area.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in high season by South Hams District Council.


Dogs are banned between May and September.

Tourist Information

Modbury Tourist Information Centre 4 Modbury Court Church Street Modbury Tel: 01548 830159 E-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Plymouth
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3171, -4.08471
Postcode: PL9 0HR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Easy access from car park.

Public Transport

Nearest train station is in Plymouth. First in Devon bus service no. 48 to Plymouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Plymouth (Approx. 5 miles away)
Devonport Dockyard (Approx. 6 miles away)
Devonport (Devon) (Approx. 6 miles away)
Keyham (Approx. 7 miles away)
St Budeaux Ferry Road (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are approximately 150 car spaces available for a charge.

Nearby Car Parks

Wembury Beach, Wembury (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Wembury, Wembury (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Renney Road War Memorial, Down Thomas (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Warren, Noss Mayo (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Brooking's Down Wood, Noss Mayo (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Bovisand Bay, Down Thomas (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
The Green, Newton Ferrers (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Stoke Point, Noss Mayo (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Lake Road, Hooe (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Jennycliff, Plymouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Plymouth