The village of Wembury lies a short distance west of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, two exceptionally picturesque villages that lie opposite each other on a creek of the beautiful wooded Yealm Estuary - a haven for artists and yachtsmen with pretty waterside cottages and sailing vessels of every shape and size making an idyllic scene for all who visit.

The nearby popular surfing beach at Wembury also offers acres of sand and an abundance of rock pools for little ones to explore. The water here is clean and shallow, and ideal for families with young children to enjoy a splash-about. Take a stroll along the cliff paths towards Bovisand and Newton Ferrers for unrivalled coastal views.

The wild beauty of Dartmoor is within easy reach, as is the maritime city of Plymouth, home to the National Marine Aquarium, the iconic Smeaton's Tower lighthouse at Plymouth Hoe, and the cosmopolitan Barbican area teeming with interesting bars and cafés.

A holiday cottage in Wembury offers an idyllic rural retreat close to the beautiful South Devon coast.

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Wembury

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The idyllic village of Wembury is the perfect base for exploring beautiful South Devon beaches, and neighbouring waterside villages and towns.

About Wembury

The village of Wembury lies a short distance west of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, two exceptionally picturesque villages that lie opposite each other on a creek of the beautiful wooded Yealm Estuary - a haven for artists and yachtsmen with pretty waterside cottages and sailing vessels of every shape and size making an idyllic scene for all who visit.

The nearby popular surfing beach at Wembury also offers acres of sand and an abundance of rock pools for little ones to explore. The water here is clean and shallow, and ideal for families with young children to enjoy a splash-about. Take a stroll along the cliff paths towards Bovisand and Newton Ferrers for unrivalled coastal views.

The wild beauty of Dartmoor is within easy reach, as is the maritime city of Plymouth, home to the National Marine Aquarium, the iconic Smeaton's Tower lighthouse at Plymouth Hoe, and the cosmopolitan Barbican area teeming with interesting bars and cafés.

A holiday cottage in Wembury offers an idyllic rural retreat close to the beautiful South Devon coast.

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Dragonfly Adventures
(2 miles)

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.  

Click here for futher details or contact Jon Rundle on 07377 138690 

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SwellHunter Paddleboards
(2 miles)

Stand Up PaddleBoard rental based in Newton Ferrers. Make the most of Devon’s beautiful coastline and waterways during your holiday on a high quality SUP. Offering a range of boards to suit your needs and free delivery to PL8 properties. 

Click here for further details or call 07738 447913

Enjoy 10% off board rental with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card

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We loved the boards and would definitely recommend SwellHunter if you are on holiday in Newton Ferrers, thanks!

June 2019


As my first time paddle boarding I had such an amazing experience on the river Yealm. I’m totally hooked and will certainly use Swell Hunter again! Maybe we’ll even buy our own.

May 2019


Great service, we had such a brilliant time on the water, can’t wait to do it again next time we stay.

May 2019


We had a fantastic time on the PaddleBoards - really made our holiday, Thanks!

April 2019


Brilliant boards, friendly service and delivered to our door!

March 2019


National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium
(4 miles)

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is the Nation’s largest aquarium as well as being a charity organisation, and as such has an extremely exciting and prevalent role to play in driving marine conservation. Alongside the tourist attraction they run learning programmes for more than 30,000 children each year, have a consultancy branch and host events from weddings to birthdays and corporate functions as well. While you’re on holiday in South Devon, however, you will be more interested to know that this underwater world of discovery has the largest native exhibition in the UK exploring all the fish you have heard of and rarer varieties as well. In addition to British beauties there’s an Atlantic Ocean tank with large Nurse Sharks, sand tiger sharks and lemon sharks as well as ray and clownfish. The Aquarium has a café on site, is open daily, and has a variety of ticket types available for families, students and senior citizens.

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Enjoy 10% off admission price with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card

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Very expensive to enter and we walked around the entire place in less than an hour.

June 2019


Tinside Lido
(5 miles)

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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SUP Rental
(5 miles)

The popularity of SUP, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding, in the last few years has been fast growing and with good reason. The sport is a beautiful way to cruise along the coast, glide up the estuary, or catch some waves in a versatile and accessible activity that you can make as challenging or relaxing as you wish. With SUP Rental you can have lessons to get the basics or brush up on your skills, join a paddle board evening for a group jaunt, or simply hire your equipment and head off out yourselves with family or friends (they deliver to much of SE Cornwall, so you can have one delivered to your holiday home). The friendly company was established by Reuben and Lucy, who are both watersports enthusiasts and are eager to share their passion for this lovely sport. Click here for further details 

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The Old Mill Cafe
(Less than a mile)

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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Fabulous and well priced cafe offering a variety of hot and cold food Cream teas are amazing!

August 2018


Great location by a lovely beach. Friendly staff willing to make fresh sandwiches.

June 2018


Perfect place for afternoon tea.

May 2018


Lovely little café, we loved sitting outside with our coffee and pasty watching everyone enjoying themselves on the beach. highly recommended. August 17

August 2017


This lovely cafe has a great position overlooking the beach. Nice food and good coffee.

April 2017


The Odd Wheel
(Less than a mile)

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 have visited this pub on numerous occasions, for lunch. It is a very dog friendly pub, with dogs only allowed in the lounge bar/beer garden. The menu is varied. The portions are excellent. The food is very tasty and generous. The staff are polite and efficient. The beers are well kept. There is a decent size car park at the back/side. There is also a decent size beer garden - which was a lovely sun trap.

September 2018


Nice pub, a tiring walk from Heybrook Bay especially in the heat. Good menu and dog friendly Shame it is not near the coast as would have visited more

August 2018


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.

August 2017


Langdon Court Hotel & Restaurant
(Less than a mile)

A stunning 16th century manor house hotel, with bar and award winning restaurant open to non- residents for lunch, dinner and high tea.  All meals are beautifully presented and served either in the candlelit restaurant or less formal brasserie. 

Langdon Court Hotel & Restaurant Adam’s Lane, Down Thomas, Plymouth PL9 0DY

 

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The Dolphin Inn - Newton Ferrers
(2 miles)

A great spot for a pint of real ale or glass of wine on the sunny terrace overlooking the River Yealm. Good pub food and excellent hampers can be made up for trips to the beach.

The Dolphin Inn Riverside Road, Newton Ferrers PL8 1AE (T: 01752 872007)

 

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we stayed @ glen cottage for a week, and found the Dolphin very friendly , will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

June 2019


CLOSED (looks like permanently) during Xmas week 21st to 28th December when we were staying at Mallards.

December 2018


Closed until further notice

October 2018


Had a lovely meal at lunchtime - food was amazing!

August 2018


Lovely food. Super friendlly staff who fed us even though we were quite late in the evening. Dog friendly. No vuew of tbe estuaty from tbe terrace which is a shame because the pub is in an idyllic spot.

July 2018


Great local pub to end the day with a pint ! Either a walk over the voss when the tide is out or a brief walk round Bridgend

June 2018


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.

August 2017


Great food and selection of ciders.

July 2017


Great local pub, very warm welcome, dog friendly and a nice pint.

May 2017


Eddystone Inn
(2 miles)

Friendly pub serving meals and bar snacks in a stunning location.   A great place to stop for refreshments and enjoy the panoramic sea views after a walk on the South West Coast Path.

Eddystone Inn Heybrook Drive, Wembury PL9 0BN (T: 01752 862572)

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Great pub, great food and superb location. Good menu choice Perfect for sitting outside admiring the view and gets sunshine for most of the day

August 2018


Nice selection of beers and ciders. Did not have time to eat there

June 2018


Mothecombe Beach
(6 miles)

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

April 2017


Cawsand
(6 miles)

A sand and shingle beach with boats to hire, rockpools to explore and safe swimming, Cawsand village beach is similar to neighbouring Kingsand but is the larger of the two beaches.  Historically a smuggling village, 17th century Cawsand retains its narrow streets, pretty cottages and traditional pubs making it popular with visitors during the summer months .

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Kingsand
(6 miles)

With fabulous views across Plymouth Sound, Kingsand beach is a sheltered sand and shingle beach on the Rame Peninsula in East Cornwall, perfect for beachlovers of all ages.  In the heart of the traditional fishing village of Kingsand, the beach is backed by narrow streets of  fishermans cottages and the famous Kingsand Clocktower as well as several cafes and pubs to choose from.  Dogs allowed all year, no lifeguard cover. 

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Wonwell Beach

Wonwell Beach
(7 miles)

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wonwell is a sandy beach on the east shore of the Erme river which joins Mothecombe at low tide. It affords visitors a large expanse to explore and is accessed via a woodland path from the road which takes about 10 minutes. Alternatively, there is a slipway from the road to the shore of the river and at low tide you can walk along the edge to the beach itself, so make sure you get your timings right to make the most of this one. Parking is limited at Wonwell Beach so keep that in mind when you’re heading over. Road parking allows for around 20 cars depending on their size and there aren’t really any facilities around, although there are toilets nearby. This does mean you need to be prepared if you’re heading there for the best part of the day, but also makes for a very peaceful experience whether it’s lounging about on the sand with a picnic in the summer, or a stroll in the cooler months, simply taking in the atmosphere. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round so it’s the perfect place to take them for a run around. Something to be careful of – do keep an eye on the tide to avoid getting cut off when it comes in and getting very wet en route back to dry land!

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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.

September 2017


Lovely beach but bit of a trek for little ones

April 2017


Challaborough Bay

Challaborough Bay
(9 miles)

Close to Kingsbridge, Challaborough Bay is a sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that’s perfect for enjoying all the seaside activities nature can afford. At low tide the beach is ideal for visiting families to build sandcastles and explore the rock pools, while the swells and shore breaks also attract surfers and bodyboarders. There are some beautiful walks along the coast path that surrounds it, heading towards Bigbury on Sea in particular. Making it an ideal spot to spend the day, the beach has toilets, a café and a beach shop close by, although access is via steps and small paths so accessibility isn’t wheelchair friendly. There is a car park but it’s rather small, so it’s good to know that a 15-minute walk to Bigbury will see ample parking available – seasonal charges apply so remember to bring cash with you. While four legged friends are welcome in the winter, they are not allowed on the beach between May and September, so do plan their walks with that in mind. It’s a lovely spot along the coast path to bring them to, you can even beach hop from one to the next!

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Lovely beach

April 2017

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