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 Safaris and other marine themed events. The Centre also explains the part you can play in keeping Wembury special.

Upcoming events

Wembury Marine Centre is open every day from April – October, we open with support from volunteers so please contact us to double check we are open before making a special journey. Details of our events are below:

Beach Combing

Beach Combing
Wembury Marine Centre
Saturday, 22 October 2016
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Friday, 28 October 2016
10:30am - 12:00pm

Last Rockpool Safari of 2016

Last Rockpool Safari of 2016
Wembury Marine Centre
Sunday, 30 October 2016
11:00am - 12:30pm

From our blog

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Thanks for the anemones

Wednesday, 05 October 2016|0 Comments

It was a dark, drizzly January day when an email had popped into my university account: “Wanted – Marine Awareness Intern at Wembury Marine Centre.” I had been hunting high and low […]

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Thanks for the romanesco

Wednesday, 31 August 2016|1 Comment

Having sent my application to become an intern at Wembury Marine Centre, I would sit on the other side of the world and visit the website repeatedly. As my time at the Centre draws towards […]

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Streams, Strandlines and Coastpaths

Thursday, 25 August 2016|0 Comments

If you were to ask almost anyone what we do here at Wembury they’d say rockpooling, rockpooling rockpooling! Yes we do rockpool a lot but that’s not all we do! The tide is only any […]

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What do you mean the tide’s in?

Thursday, 18 August 2016|0 Comments

As part of my internship here at Wembury Marine Centre, I’ve had to plan, advertise and run my own event, for which I chose to do crafts themed around rockpools. Children had options to make […]