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Wembury Bay Wembury

Beach and the Mew Stone

 The beach Cafe and toilets

Ordinance Survey

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Post Code

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Directions and Parking Details

From the Kingsbridge / Plymouth road take the well signposted turning for Wembury + Bovisands. Follow the road down through the village of Wembury to the sea. There is a large carpark overlooking the bay

 

 

Site Description

A delightful bay on the edge of  Plymouth. The beach has good facilities and is in a lovely setting.

There is a marine center (tel:  01752 862538) , a church and a cafe near the beach

The bay has a sandy bottom with extensive rocky reefs made of slate. The rocks are covered with Kelp and there are numerous gullies overhangs and crevices. As you look out to sea to the left of the beach  is "church ledge" and to the right is the massive "Wembury ledge". The ledge is sheltered by "The Great Mew Stone"

This is a great site for beginners as the maximum depth is around 11m and the site is sheltered. There is much wildlife but it cannot be taken as the site is part of the "Wembury Bay Marine Conservation Area"

Care must be taken as there can be strong rip currents

Disabled Access

Wheelchair access is difficult. A wide ramp leads down to the beach but it has 12 steps and is quite steep. The beach is sandy with numerous large rocks making access to the sea is difficult.

 

 

Toilets

very clean modern facility right by the beach

Café

"The Old Mill" cafe - an attractive stone building by the beach

Fills available on site

No

Dive Center on Site

 

Nearest Full size Dive Center

 

Nearest Pub

The "Odd Wheel" in the village of Wembury - a couple of minutes drive from the beach

Nearest Restaurant

Meals available at the pub

 

Wreck / Archaeological feature Details:

  

 

Marine Life Details

Bloody Henry starfish, Common lobster, Green sea urchin, wrasse, The site is part of the "Wembury Bay Marine Conservation Area" and there is a Marine center on the site.

 

Other information

Admiralty tide tables 

 

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