Devon Beach Guide

Wembury Beach

Description:
Wembury beach is a pleasant and popular sandy beach with plenty of sand at low tide and plenty of rock pools to explore. To the west of the main beach there is a long beach accessible from the coast path, which is mainly rocky with some sand. Parking at Wembury is fairly limited and the car parks can be full by mid-morning in summer. Note that the National Trust car park is very expensive.
Safety:
Signs warn of strong rip currents and large breaking waves. Also do not use inflatables when windy. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
The main beach is accessed via steps from the car park (not suitable for wheel chairs). The west beach is accessed via short slopes and paths.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on the main Wembury beach between 1st May and 30th September. Dogs are allowed all year on the beach west of the main beach.
Directions:
Wembury beach is about 6 miles from Plymouth. From the Plymouth direction cross the Laira Bridge on the A379 to Plymstock or from South Devon take the A379 to Plymstock. On the A379 at the Elburton roundabout turn south (signposted to Wembury). Continue on this road until the cross roads and then turn left (again signposted to Wembury). Continue on this road for about 3 miles until you reach Wembury village. Drive past the shops and The Odd Wheel Pub and then turn left signposted to Wembury Beach and church. Follow this road through the housing estate and then at a junction turn left and follow this road down to the car park at Wembury beach.
Post Code:
PL9 0JG.
Parking:
1 small National Trust car park above Wembury Beach. There is also a small car park by St Werburgh Church, which can be used by the public when the church is not being used for services. A contribution is expected. There is also limited road parking on the road down to Wembury.
Toilets:
Yes, by the Wembury main beach.
Facilities:
Café at the Wembury main beach.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Jennycliff (4 miles, pebble beach, dog friendly)
Bovisand (4 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly)
Mothecombe (9 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly)
Bigbury (16 miles, sandy beach, surfing, part dog friendly, disabled access)
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