Wembury in south Devon is a wildlife magnet. Its rocky cliffs are home to nesting sea birds, while a rocky shore, slate reefs and massive wave-cut rock platforms provide one of the UK's best spots for marine plants and animals.
Wembury and the surrounding coastline form a Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (VMCA) 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, aquaria and regular rockpool rambles. The Centre also explains the part you can play in keeping Wembury special.
Wembury Marine Centre has now closed for the winter, we'll open again in April 2014, thank you to all of our 2013 funders, volunteers and visitors.
Where is Wembury?
The Wembury Marine Centre is in South Devon, a short journey from Plymouth (map grid reference SX 518 484). Click here for a map
By road - take the A379 Kingsbridge road, go through Elburton and follow signs to Wembury. The Centre is in the carpark for the beach, the carpark is owned by the National Trust and parking charges apply.
By bus - the number 48 from Plymouth provides a regular service to Wembury, the last stop is just a short walk from the beach. Visit the Traveline SW website to plan your journey.
By foot - Wembury is situated on the South West Coast Path.