Wembury is located in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and 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 Voluntary Marine Conservation Area (VMCA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). These go some way to shielding it from human pressures.
Wembury Marine Centre is the ideal place to learn about the surrounding area and its wildlife through interactive displays, aquaria and regular events, for example, rockpool rambles. The centre also explains the part you can play in keeping Wembury special. Admission to the centre is free.
The centre is managed by a funding partnership of Devon County Council, Devon Wildlife Trust, National Trust and South Hams District Council plus advice and support from the VMCA's Wembury Advisory Group. To find out more about the Marine Centre contact:
Wembury Marine Centre, Church Road, Wembury, Plymouth, PL9 0HP
Tel: 01752 862538