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:

Extreme Rockpool Safari

Extreme Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Saturday, 27 May 2017
12:00pm - 2:00pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Sunday, 28 May 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Monday, 29 May 2017
2:00pm - 3:30pm


Half Term Holiday Club

Half Term Holiday Club
Wembury Marine Centre
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - Friday, 02 June 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm


From our blog

Thanks for the romanesco

Saturday, 31 December 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 […]

Spooktacular rockpool critters

Friday, 30 December 2016|Comments Off on Spooktacular rockpool critters

Halloween is upon us so we thought we’d take the opportunity to tell you about some of the creatures with the creepiest Halloween themed names! Which one will be your favorite?

Winter Days

Monday, 26 December 2016|Comments Off on Winter Days

Wembury beach in the winter is a spectacular place, the waves crash and the wind blows and no more so than today as Storm Jonas batters the Marine Centre as I type.

Winter is a quieter […]

Naomi's Nattering

Monday, 26 December 2016|Comments Off on Naomi's Nattering

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 […]