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:

Summer Holiday Club

Summer Holiday Club
Wembury Marine Centre
Monday, 14 August 2017 - Friday, 18 August 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm


Experienced Snorkel Safari

Experienced Snorkel Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Saturday, 19 August 2017
11:00am - 1:00pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Monday, 21 August 2017
11:00am - 12:30pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
11:30am - 1:00pm


From our blog

Come and join our team!

Friday, 09 December 2016|Comments Off on Come and join our team!

It’s that time of year again…no not Christmas! It’s when we advertise for next year’s full time volunteer opportunities! This year we were lucky enough to be part of a heritage lottery funded […]

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye…

Friday, 11 November 2016|Comments Off on So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye…

It may be a cliché but time has definitely flown by this year! It seems like only a few months ago that the Marine centre’s doors opened for spring and my placement with them began. […]

Spooktacular rockpool critters

Monday, 31 October 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?

Thanks for the romanesco

Friday, 30 September 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 […]