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:

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From our blog

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Come and join our team!

Friday, 09 December 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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Summer (16) of Surprises!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016|1 Comment

The summer season has now come to an end here at Wembury Marine Centre, but what a year it’s been! This season we have opened our doors to over 25,000 visitors, worked with […]

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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye…

Friday, 11 November 2016|0 Comments

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. […]

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Spooktacular rockpool critters

Sunday, 30 October 2016|0 Comments

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?