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Newton Ferrers is a little slice of tranquillity just 10 miles from the urban sprawl of Plymouth. Surrounded by ancient woodland and creeks, the village of Newton Ferrers sits on the banks of the beautiful Yealm estuary. It’s a hidden gem packed with wildlife and has a secret, tranquil atmosphere. If you’re looking for thatched cottages and a lovely village pub in the centre, then this village is everything you’d expect from a picture postcard idyll.
Newton was recorded in the Doomsday book, and then named after the Norman Nobleman ‘Ferrers’ becoming Newton Ferrers. There was a lifeboat station at Newton Creek until 1927, and fishing was a major source of income for the area’s inhabitants for a long time.
Things to do
Newton Ferrers lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you’re looking for peace, tranquillity and a leisurely day on or off the water, the charming Newton Creek is a narrow tidal inlet on the River Yealm and perfect for exploring the area. The Warren is a very beautiful stretch of coastline nearby, and circular walking routes take you along the sea and through ancient woodlands.
Something a little different
A real hidden gem for you to discover is the unspoilt Mothecombe beach. Large, sheltered and ideal for bathing, Mothecombe is a private beach but is open to the public on Wednesdays and at weekends. The rock pools are a favourite with children looking for critters and creepy crawlies.