A small village stretching up from a fine beach overlooked by an atmospheric church, with its huge tower built as a guide mark for seafarers entering the nearby Yealm estuary. It’s a pleasant spot to wander in the evening and the church with its medieval Wagon Roof is well worth a visit. The National Trust run Beach is a clean and safe option for an end of walk swim, or you can just sit back at The Old Mill Cafe which provides a good selection of food and refreshments and watch the surfers offshore. Adjacent to the beach, visit Devon Wildlife Trusts Wembury Marine Centre. Free to enter, this place celebrates the huge variety of wildlife around the immediate area which is attracted by the rocky platforms and offshore reefs.
This area is now a Voluntary Marine Conservation Area and one of the South Coasts best places to spot marine animals and plants. If you packed a mask and snorkel make sure you use them here! The centre has interactive displays and is an ideal place to pick up more information about the scenery and wildlife you will encounter further along the trail. The village itself whilst small stretches up the hill away from the beach.
Wembury beach is also the end of the Two Moors Way Coast to Coast Trail which heads inland here via Ivybridge to the heights of Dartmoor. For those who want to mix their walking experience it’s at this point that you will turn inland and head for the interior at Dartmoor. Contact us to discuss building a walk that mixes the seascapes of the South West Coast Path with the inland walking on the Two Moors Way.