Wembury is a small beach east of Plymouth Sound.  The sailing area is in the stretch of water between the entrance to the river Yealm and the Mew Stone.  Open sea wilderness sailing is on offer here.  It is a ideal location if you live locally and you are short of time.  The location best in a westerly.


Suitably Ability - Advanced


Ideal wind direction - Westerly

Best conditionsA Westerly wind, mid to low tide.

Best Avoided - All other wind directions and tidal states.

Local hazards

The rocks and the fact that your launch is from a 100m stretch of beach.  Shore dump, can be an issue if the swell is large.

Other hazards are the other water users and commercial shipping using Plymouth Sound. 


Rigging area and launch access

Rigging is on soft sand, or there is a grass area at the top of the beach.  


Local amenities

There are public toilets, a café and shop (Summer only) operated by the National Trust.  The Toilets are open all year round.


Driving access and car parking

Drive through the village of Wembury following signs for the beach.  There is ample parking, in season there is a charge unless you are national trust member.