Friday, April 12, 2024

Wembury Devon

Walking Wembury to Bovisand Walk

Wembury Bay and Beach Wembury to Bovisand
Wembury to Bovisand

Wembury to Bovisand, We walked from Wembury to Bovisand in Devon today, along the South West Coastal Path. Parking is at the National Trust car park in Wembury, free to members and about £6.00 for non-members for the day. There is a cafe and toilets run by the National Trust. Wembury has walks that cater to all abilities with clifftop climbs and amazing views out to sea. We saw Dartmoor ponies grazing on the cliffs along the path at Wembury. These pure-bred ponies are now an endangered species

Walking along the path to Bovisand takes you past the old HMS Cambridge. HMS Cambridge was a Royal Navy shore establishment south of Plymouth UK, commissioned between 1956 and 2001. Formerly named HM Gunnery School, Devonport, then named Cambridge Gunnery School at Wembury.

To your left and out to sea we had a view of The Great Mewstone which is about half a mile out from Wembury Point. The Island is owned by the National Trust and is a conservation area, hosting many types of wildlife. It is closed to public access. The walk is easy, just follow the signposts along the South West Coastal Path. You can turn back at any point along the walk. Bovisand has a few cafes one named Bovisands Café which is on the road to the beach. The Second is on the top road, Cliffedge café.

National Trust Link

The map of the walk from Wembury to Bovisand

Distance 7.5 miles Time spent moving 2:52 hours Ascent 151 feet Descent 125 feet Avg. speed (throughout the time spent moving) 2.6 mph

The Beach at Wembury

Wembury bay lambs
Lambs alongside Wembury Beach

If you find yourself at Wembury Beach just before low tide, you’re in for a fascinating marine adventure. Spending a few hours exploring the pools and rocks reveals a vibrant world teeming with life. In these hidden corners of Wembury, you’ll encounter a diverse array of creatures, from sturdy limpets and delicate anemones to agile shore crabs, elusive pipefish, and intriguing sea scorpions. Among the treasures waiting to be discovered are spiny starfish, Cornish sucker fish, and the delectable edible crabs.

Premier rock pooling destinations

Wembury stands out as one of the premier rock pooling destinations in the UK. As you arrive, the Wembury Marine Centre in the car park beckons, offering a gateway to understanding this unique coastal ecosystem. This centre serves as an invaluable resource, providing interactive displays that captivate the imagination and tanks showcasing the local marine life up close.

However, the real magic lies in the hands-on experiences offered here. Embark on a Rockpool Safari, a guided expedition led by knowledgeable experts who unravel the mysteries of the intertidal zone. Imagine the thrill of observing these marine marvels in their natural habitat. Guided by experts who share their insights and passion for the coastal environment.

Moreover, the centre hosts a range of marine-themed events. Each event aims to enhance your understanding of Wembury’s rich biodiversity and its surrounding environment. Whether you’re a curious novice or a seasoned enthusiast. These events offer an opportunity to engage with marine life in new and exciting ways.

If you’re captivated by the wonders of the sea, Wembury and its Marine Centre offer more than just a glimpse – they immerse you in the enchanting world beneath the waves. It’s a journey that transforms a casual beach day into a thrilling exploration of marine life, leaving you with lasting memories of the natural beauty found along the shores of Wembury

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