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 – September, 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:

Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Sunday, 03 July 2016
10:30am - 12:00pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Saturday, 09 July 2016
3:00pm - 4:30pm


Sharky Seashore Crafts

Sharky Seashore Crafts
Wembury Marine Centre
Saturday, 16 July 2016
12:00pm - 3:00pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Thursday, 21 July 2016
12:30pm - 2:00pm


From our blog

Naomi’s Nattering

Sunday, 26 June 2016|0 Comments

Hi friends of Wembury! I’m Naomi, one of two new interns at Wembury Marine Centre. The other intern, Freyja, and I are both studying Marine Biology and Oceanography at University of Plymouth and will be […]

Hello from one of the interns!

Saturday, 25 June 2016|0 Comments

Hi! For those who haven’t met me yet, my name is Freyja and I’m one of the student Marine Awareness Interns from Plymouth University, helping out here at the Wembury Marine Centre over the summer […]

30 Days Wild

Tuesday, 21 June 2016|0 Comments

Here at Wembury Marine Centre we have been getting involved with 30 Days Wild. For those unfamiliar with the concept this is an initiative from the Wildlife Trusts, put in place to encourage people to […]

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Hello from the new girl!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016|0 Comments

By now most regular visitors to Wembury will have met me, for those who haven’t my name is Steph (not to be confused with last year’s Steph) and I’m the new Marine Awareness Trainee at […]