If you find there’s a limit to just how much time you can spend lying on a beach and soaking up the sunshine, then Wembury beach might be just the place to head for. It’s got enough on the beach to while away the hours and is close to even more attractions and facilities inland.
Wembury beach is perfect if you’re looking for a great family holiday. It’s set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has enough sand for sunbathing, along with a huge number of rock pools to explore. The waters are clean and have won an award from the Marine Conservation Society and are also fairly shallow, so the kids can enjoy a supervised splash-about. To get a flavour of the local scenery you can take a stroll along the cliff paths, which will take you Bovisand and Newton Ferrers.
Walk along the shore and you’ll find the Old Mill, an elegant National Trust attraction. But if you want your attractions a bit livelier then head to nearby Plymouth where you’ll find high street shops, local craft shops and plenty of bars and restaurants. You’ll also find the South West War Games Centre, where you can get rid of some excess energy with safe Airsoft guns. Slightly further afield in Sparkwell there’s the Dartmoor Zoological park, which is a great family day out. Both Wembury and Plymouth have got plenty of places to stay in, ranging from hotels to self-catering cottages, so you’re sure to find accommodation, even if you’re travelling with a large group.
Just two miles from the beach is a mountain bike centre where you can hire bikes and zip off along the coast. And to remind you of your stay, why not buy a piece of driftwood art? These are made by local artists and sold at a small, beachside shop.
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