The tranquil village of Newton Ferrers lies opposite its slightly smaller neighbour, Noss Mayo, on a delightful creek of the beautiful wooded estuary of the Yealm. The Yealm estuary is a haven for artists, bird watchers and yachtsmen with pretty waterside cottages, plentiful wildlife, and sailing vessels of every shape and size creating an idyllic scene for all who visit.
Newton Ferrers has an excellent pub, The Dolphin Inn, with ample beer garden overlooking the creek, café, and Post Office and store where you can pick up your morning croissants. Walking enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby spectacular coastline, particularly Warren Point, where wildlife abounds. The little church of St Werburgh, standing on the cliff at the junction of several of the parish footpaths, has stood on this wild piece of coastline since the 14th century. Alternatively, cross to Noss Mayo, on foot at low tide or via the ferry a high tide, and take the 30-40 minute stroll through exceptionally pretty woodland to the pebble and sand Cellar Beach, which has no dog restrictions. The path is quite steep down to the beach, but it makes a great resting place if you wish to continue along this beautiful stretch of the South West Coast Path up to Gara Point.
Other beaches within a short drive include the family-friendly Wembury, the hidden gem of Mothecombe, and Wonwell which has limited parking and no facilities, but low tide exposes acres of golden sand which is heaven for dogs to race across.
Newton Ferrers is also conveniently close to the maritime city of Plymouth with its lively Barbican area, fascinating National Marine Aquarium, and the iconic Hoe and lighthouse offering fantastic views across one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world.
A holiday cottage in Newton Ferrers provides a tranquil and extremely picturesque base from which to explore the surrounding coastline and the vibrant city of Plymouth.
Boat trips departing Noss Mayo or Newton Ferrers with local wildlife enthusiast and angler, Jonathan Rundle. Explore the the local coast and estuary from the beautiful River Yealm observing bird and marine life, as well as the stunning scenery. Maximum 4 passengers, fishing opportunities available on request.
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Set in a beautiful location overlooking the sea at the tip of Plymouth Hoe and voted one of the top 10 best outdoor pools in Europe, Tinside Lido is an attraction not to be missed. Open during the Summer months this fantastic outdoor salt water swimming pool offers beautiful surroundings in which to swim, sunbathe and watch the world go by.
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Great local pub, very warm welcome, dog friendly and a nice pint.
Great food and selection of ciders.
A brilliant pub, fantastic atmosphere day & night. Live music and a great menu - including a great vegetarian selection. The staff were on the ball and service was quick. The chef was able to adapt the menu to suit 'fussy'children. Highly recommended.
Nice local pub, lovely beer garden to sit and watch the boats sail by.
This pub has now closed, so we were unable to visit.
It is closed down
Still Closed May 2018
A pretty waterside pub where children can paddle in the water and yachtsmen tie up their boats outside. Here you can enjoy local beers and fresh homemade food, whilst enjoying the view over the Yealm estuary.
The Ship Inn Noss Mayo, Plymouth PL8 1EW (T: 01752 872387)
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Great pub, brilliant location - just watch out for the tide if parking on the beach!
Good pub food with attentive service
We went to the Ship, 3 times during our 1 week stay in Noss Mayo. What a fabulous place to eat. A great menu, something for everyone and a wonderful atmosphere. They've got the balance right between a good welcoming pub and a great restaurant. Superb
Great Pub/Restaurant, we went there four times to eat in our stay. The food was excellent and they had a good selection of beers and wines. All the staff were welcoming and friendly and make the visits a pleasure. Will definitely return next year.
Excellent food and service.
Very friendly, good food, good service
We ate here three times in the week we stayed in Noss Mayo. The food was delicious and the portions very generous on each visit. The views from the upstairs dining area are to die for. However, most importantly, we found all the staff charming and efficient despite often being very busy. We look forward to a return visit soon.
Consistently excellent food and friendly staff
Superb food, views, friendly staff, ambiance wonderful.
Lovely staff and good food
A warm and cosy family-friendly pub just a short distance from Wembury beach, with two bars and a restaurant serving an extensive menu including good Sunday roasts. Outside there is a large sunny decked area with tables and a kids play area.
The Odd Wheel Knighton Road, Wembury PL9 0JD (T: 01752 863052)
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We loved this pub, the landlady and regulars were absolutely lovely to us, so friendly and caring. the landlady even helped us when our car broke down by letting us use their phone to call the RAC and drove my husband to meet the mechanic. Even my 14 year old son loved it as the locals and the landlady would entertain him by playing darts. The food is outstanding well worth the visits they made our holiday.
A friendly National Trust owned café with lovely views over Wembury beach. A great spot to enjoy a coffee, ice cream or light meal after a walk along the coast of during a day spent at the beach.
The Old Mill Café Church Road, Wembury PL9 0HP (T: 01752 863280)
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This lovely cafe has a great position overlooking the beach. Nice food and good coffee.
Lovely little café, we loved sitting outside with our coffee and pasty watching everyone enjoying themselves on the beach. highly recommended. August 17
Perfect place for afternoon tea.
One of South Devon’s quieter beaches, Mothecombe is a large and unspoiled, privately owned stretch of sand that’s open every day, all year round. Having won an award from the Marine Conservation Society for its clean sea and sand, you can be assured that relaxing here and pottering about in the water is going to be a happy, healthy and pleasant experience for all in this sheltered corner of Devon. For those wanting to try out water sports, Mothecombe offers the ideal conditions for windsurfing, kayaking, body boarding and generally enjoying the water, particularly for beginners as it’s a comparatively gentle environment in which to give it a go. Given its pristine nature, it will probably come as no surprise that dogs are not allowed on the beach in high season, so keep an eye out for signs for more information, but best to steer clear with furry friends from May to September. There is a car park from which you can access the beach down a narrow path, so it’s not ideal for wheelchair users, but is otherwise conveniently close by. There’s also a tea house in the car park for drinks and snacks and there are toilets nearby as well, so pending the tides you can spend a good day here enjoying the natural scenery and all the fun that it brings with it, whether that’s for the whole family, on a romantic afternoon in the summer sun, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of this less populated park of the coastline.
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Lovely beach but cafe was being renovated and we were gasping for a cuppa
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Lovely beach but bit of a trek for little ones
Glorious beach at the mouth of the Erme. Narrow lanes and very limited parking. No toilets, cafes etc - wonderful! Turning circle for cars just before the beach but expect to have to reverse back up the access lane to allow cars that are leaving to go back. A nightmare on Bank Holidays - parking almost impossible and expect to have to negotiate very tight spaces.
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Fantastic sandy beach and so big. My dog loved running around and jumping into the water. Plenty of space for all.
A short walk (less than a mile) from Thurlestone, this is a stunning beach. Lots of shallow water with sand underfoot, truly amazing.
Beautiful beach. Nightmare of a road (especially in high season) to get to it. Worth it though when you get there.
Can get busy with surfers, but a beautiful place with a wide sandy beach. Lots of room for everyone.
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Gorgeous beach for an evening swim and barbecue. So peaceful and beautiful
Simply stunning and well worth the steep (ish) walk down from the National Trust car park at Ringmore. When there - it's hard to imagine the horrors of today's modern world.
Well worth the walk with beautiful views of Burgh island from the coast path. We were the only ones there on a very sunny day in April. Perfect.