WEMBURY in South Devon is a magnet for wildlife – its rocky cliffs are home to nesting seabirds and the rocky shore, slate reefs and massive wave-cut platforms provide one of the United Kingdom’s best spots for marine life.

Wembury and the surrounding coastline form a Marine Conservation Area (MCA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). These go some way to shielding it from the human pressures.

Wembury Marine Centre 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.

Upcoming events

Rockpool Ramble

Rockpool Ramble
Wembury Marine Centre
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
1:00pm - 2:30pm


Rockpool Ramble

Rockpool Ramble
Wembury Marine Centre
Saturday, 12 September 2015
11:00am - 12:30pm


Shoresearch Rockpool Ramble

Shoresearch Rockpool Ramble
Wembury Marine Centre
Sunday, 13 September 2015
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Starfish Seashore Crafts

Starfish Seashore Crafts
Wembury Marine Centre
Saturday, 19 September 2015
11:00am - 4:00pm


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Marine Minibeasts

Wednesday, 26 August 2015|0 Comments

What is plankton?

  • Plankton is a word used to describe tiny, mostly microscopic plants and animals that float in our seas along the currents.
  • There are two groups of plankton; tiny plants, phytoplankton, and weak-swimming animals, zooplankton.

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Drastic Plastic – Take 2

Tuesday, 25 August 2015|0 Comments

I had quite a good turnout for my first plastic pollution event so was hoping for an even better one this time, unfortunately the weather was against me.

For six days prior to my second event, I made […]

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Return of the shark

Tuesday, 25 August 2015|0 Comments

Sharks get a lot of bad press. On Saturday at Wembury, for the second time in a month, we celebrated sharks for what they are: incredible marvels of the natural world.

Some of the sharks biology is truly […]

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Nature Trail II

Saturday, 22 August 2015|0 Comments

Day II of my Nature Trail came in quick succession and I eagerly started my day. On arriving in Wembury that morning however, I was greeted by a heavy mist – not the weather I […]