Newton Ferrers is an exquisitely picturesque village situated on the estuary of the river Yealm and is part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lying in the parish of Newton and Noss, it looks across the estuary to the equally beautiful village of Noss Mayo. Newton and Noss are separated by a tidal creek which, at low tide can be crossed on foot.
Originally a fishing village, Newton Ferrers is recorded in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and has a pretty, centuries old church, the Church of Holy Cross. The village also has its own primary school, a local convenience store, Post Office, chemist and butcher's shop, as well as a very well frequented waterside inn. Recognised as one of the loveliest villages in Devon, its numbers are swelled during the summer months by visiting tourists and sailing enthusiasts. A seasonal river taxi ferries passengers from Newton Ferrers harbour to Warren Point, for the beautiful sandy beach at Wembury, and to Noss Mayo.