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:

Stream Dipping Discovery

Stream Dipping Discovery
Wembury Marine Centre
Saturday, 30 July 2016
11:00am - 12:30pm


Toddlers Rockpoool Safari

Toddlers Rockpoool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Sunday, 31 July 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm


Toddlers Rockpool Safari

Toddlers Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Monday, 01 August 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm


Wembury Marine Festival

Wembury Marine Festival
Wembury Marine Centre
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
All Day


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The end of the school season

Tuesday, 19 July 2016|0 Comments

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The hottest day of 2016 (so far) has marked our last session with schools for the term. We’ve had a fun but hectic season full of fun […]

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Wembury Work Experience

Sunday, 10 July 2016|0 Comments

Last week we were joined by three students from our local secondary school – Coombe Dean, here are their blogs of their week with us. Thank you to Imogen, Jacob and Michael for all of […]

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Off to the Summer Fayre…

Thursday, 07 July 2016|0 Comments

Last week we were happy to be a part of 2 school fayres. On Friday we were at Goosewell School’s Big N Bouncy and Saturday saw us attending Wembury Primary’s summer fayre.

The weather managed to […]

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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 […]