The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Located close to the shores of Wembury beach and with lots of footpaths close at hand, including the coastal path, this is a great place to stop off for a refreshment break. There's a cosy bar with log burner and restaurant offering local freshly prepared food. For warmer months sit on the decking area and enjoy the sun.
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wembury Beach has won awards for its cleanliness. Overlooked by a beautiful Norman church built in 1088, Wembury Beach's soft sands and clear waters attract lots of visitors. Descend the steps onto the beach and choose your sandy perch, or explore the rocky outcrops and peer into rock pools brimming with life. The beach is popular for sunbathing, snorkelling and diving, but please be advised that the beach is not lifeguarded.
Start from Wembury National Trust car park and from the entrance turn down the slipway to the beach. The coastal path will take you behind the beach and along the cliff tops. You will follow the coast past HMS Cambridge and onto Heybrook Bay where you can return back the way you came or head slightly inland and follow the perimeter path around HMS Cambridge and pick up the coastal path again further on. The walk is about 3 miles, and is quite hilly and can be muddy underfoot.
on a lovely sunny day
a great walk
Homes in the South Hams area of Devon are among some of the most expensive in the country for good reason. Utterly unspoilt, brimming with natural beauty at every turn and edged with gorgeous beaches, the South Hams are idyllic. Wembury village perches on a particularly lovely spot of coastline, with low, rocky cliffs to the front and gentle green farmland behind. Don’t miss the Wembury Marine Centre, where they’ll tell you all about the rich sea life that inhabits the south Devon waters.
Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.
Great beach with views across to Burgh Island
Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.
Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.
Great family fun beach
Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season
In a superb position right on the water, The Ship Inn is a peaceful, traditional pub without juke boxes or quiz machines, perfect for a relaxing lunch.
Had an excellent evening with great food with absolutely wonderful staff including the owner Lisa.
The Ship Inn
Great atmosphere and excellent food.
The Mussel Inn focuses on good, honest food, quality beverages and top-notch hospitality. Specialising in seafood, fresh produce is sourced from Plymouth Fish Market and specials are updated regularly. Traditional pub favourites are also served and there is a roast on Sundays.
Lovely local pub
Excellent food and service. Very polite and friendly staff.
Sitting in the heart of the traffic free village, this pub is popular with visitors and locals alike. Park in one of the many car parks nearby and call in for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Children are welcome however they dine from the main menu (half portions available), and dogs are allowed on leads. Note, the pub is closed on Tuesdays during term time.
Had a wonderful meal here the staff were very friendly and attentive a must if you are staying in kingsand /cawsand
We had a lovely evening at the Devonport. Very friendly staff (to humans and dogs!), delicious food and they surprised me with a birthday pudding. Highly recommended.
Stopped off at the Devonport after a walk from Captain Blake’s and had the salmon and pate. Followed by cream tea and washed down with some Cornish gold cider sitting outside overlooking the beach.
Lovely pub with a gorgeous view and the food looked fab. We walked from Captain Blake’s retreat (about 35 mins downhill) and caught the bus back. The bus stopped at the top of the road. Both the bus and pub dog friendly!
18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island. Visitors are made welcome and bookings can be made at the pro shop.
Enjoy the Views
Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!
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