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:

Snorkel Safari

Snorkel Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
10:30am - 1:00pm


Toddlers Rockpool Safari

Toddlers Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Wednesday, 31 August 2016
11:00am - 12:00pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Thursday, 01 September 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm


Rockpool Safari

Rockpool Safari
Wembury Marine Centre
Friday, 02 September 2016
12:00pm - 1:30pm


From our blog

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Streams, Strandlines and Coastpaths

Thursday, 25 August 2016|0 Comments

If you were to ask almost anyone what we do here at Wembury they’d say rockpooling, rockpooling rockpooling! Yes we do rockpool a lot but that’s not all we do! The tide is only any […]

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What do you mean the tide’s in?

Thursday, 18 August 2016|0 Comments

As part of my internship here at Wembury Marine Centre, I’ve had to plan, advertise and run my own event, for which I chose to do crafts themed around rockpools. Children had options to make […]

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Beach Buckets and Crabby Limpets

Thursday, 18 August 2016|0 Comments

On Sunday, I held my first original event. It was a craft session, making and decorating beach buckets and also creating “crabby limpets” – model crabs made out of a limpet shell, pipe cleaners in […]

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Join in on a Rocky Shore Safari

Wednesday, 10 August 2016|0 Comments

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To look out across the beach, over the rockpools towards the sea everything looks calm and collected. […]