Wembury Beach lies on the South coast of Devon about seven miles southeast of Plymouth.
Southwest facing, Wembury consists of shingle and some sand flanked by rocks and backed by low cliffs. It is very popular with families and is noted for its abundant wildlife. The large rock offshore is the Great Mew Stone.
The excellent Marine Centre here helps to educate visitors to the area and operates guided tours of the beach and rock pools.
If you wish to park at Wembury, please be aware that parking is limited so our advice is to arrive early. The car park is run by the National Trust.
A 'Seasonal Dog Ban' operates at the main beach meaning that dogs are not allowed between May 1st and the end of September. The Old Mill Café offers refreshments in season and toilets are located behind the beach.
The church overlooking the beach is dedicated to Saint Werburgh and parts date from the 11th century.
To the north and west lie Heybrook Bay, Bovisand, Jennycliff Bay and the southern outskirts of Plymouth, whilst to the south and east lies Noss Mayo. To the east of Stoke Point and the River Erme, lies the wide crescent of Bigbury Bay.
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Family friendly
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Flora and Fauna
OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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