South Devon National Landscape
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Wembury & Heybrook Bay (4m)

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Wembury and Heybrook Bay – A walk following some of the ancient green lanes or “holloways” linking the fields and villages behind Wembury to the shoreline below.

There are great views out over the Channel and Plymouth Sound before dropping back down onto the South West Coast Path.


This walk crosses one of our beautiful estuaries, make sure you check the ferry timetable to help plan your route.


Wembury beach car park, PL9 0HP
4 miles
Moderate; 1 steep ascent, I flight of steps downhill
Coastal footpath, uneven and rocky in places; surfaced road; green lane; field footpath.
Wembury beach - National Trust
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
Public transport
Wembury beach and village
Public toilets at Wembury beach.


  1. From Wembury beach car park, head down to the beach and cross the footbridge to follow the South West Coast path along the clifftop.
  2. About ¾ mile ahead, (before the Coast Path starts to pull out around Wembury Point), turn right at the fingerpost signed Public footpath 30 Spring Road ¼ mile’. Halfway up the hill, turn right at the waymark on to the footpath, which becomes a green road. At the top bear right onto Spring Road.
  3. After Prince’s Cottage turn left onto the footpath along Smockpark Lane, heading towards Heybrook Bay.
  4. Before reaching the houses turn right on the path to Heybrook Bay to follow the steps down to the coast.
  5. Rejoining the Coast Path, turn left to walk back to Wembury beach.

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