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:

Go 'Wild' at Half Term! with our Wembury Beach Holiday Club

Go 'Wild' at Half Term! with our Wembury Beach Holiday Club
Wembury Marine Centre
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - Friday, 03 June 2016
8:30am - 4:00pm


Toddlers Rockpool Safari

Toddlers Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Friday, 03 June 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Sunday, 05 June 2016
10:30am - 1:00pm


Stream Dipping Discovery

Stream Dipping Discovery
Wembury Marine Centre
Sunday, 12 June 2016
11:00am - 1:00pm


From our blog

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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 […]

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Championing Marine Life!

Wednesday, 06 April 2016|0 Comments

All of the work we do at Wembury (and beyond) contributes towards The Wildlife Trusts’ vision of ‘Living Seas;’ a vision where the marine environment is managed sustainably for the benefit of all its inhabitants […]

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Ocean Pollution – a guest blog and infographic by Andrew Dilevics

Sunday, 03 April 2016|0 Comments

The ocean is the most beautiful and diverse ecosystem on the planet. It is our planets lifeline and is the reason why we are here today. However, everyday our ocean is being destroyed by pollution.

There […]

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Mermaid Purse Monitoring – a Guest Blog by John Hepburn

Tuesday, 23 February 2016|0 Comments

John Hepburn has been one of Wembury Marine Centre’s “casual” volunteers since 2003 and regularly helps with our Rockpool Safaris, he is also the secretary of the Wembury Marine Conservation Area Advisory Group. A member […]