Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
Paul Naylor: Compass jellyfish, Cushion star, Devonshire cup coral; ©UWphoto: Common dolphins; Sally Sharrock: Ballan wrasse.
An introduction to Wembury and the Marine Centre
Meet the team at the Wembury Marine Centre
Events and activities at the Wembury Marine Centre
Find out more about the creatures that live on the rocky shore
Organisations and groups involved
Latest updates and a chance for you to help our seas
Find out why Wembury is a special place
Why rocks are important at Wembury
Information about visits and resources for schools
Things to see and do in the local area

Wembury in south Devon is a wildlife magnet. Its rocky cliffs are home to nesting sea birds, while a rocky shore, slate reefs and massive wave-cut rock platforms provide one of the UK's best spots for marine plants and animals.

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, fish tanks and regular rockpool rambles. The Centre also explains the part you can play in keeping Wembury special.

LATEST NEWS!

Wembury Marine Centre is now open! See our events page for all the exciting activities that are happening this season.


Where is Wembury?
The Wembury Marine Centre is in South Devon, a short journey from Plymouth (map grid reference SX 518 484). Click here for a map

By road - take the A379 Kingsbridge road, go through Elburton and follow signs to Wembury. The Centre is in the carpark for the beach, the carpark is owned by the National Trust and parking charges apply.

By bus - the number 48 from Plymouth provides a regular service to Wembury, the last stop is just a short walk from the beach. Visit the Traveline SW website to plan your journey.

By foot - Wembury is situated on the South West Coast Path.