Wembury is a pretty village located in the South Hams, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is close to Plymouth Sound and approximately seven miles from the city centre. It lies on the Wembury Peninsular, with the delightful villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers just across the river Yealm. The South West Coastal Path runs all around this beautiful headland, with the rocky cliffs and shoreline of Wembury a powerful magnet for marine and plant wildlife. The area is under the guardianship of the National Trust which actively seeks to protect and conserve it as a maritime conservation area. Wembury has its own marine educational centre where visitors can explore this maritime wilderness close at hand. Wembury has a lovely sandy beach which is very popular with young families who love to explore its rock pools. Across from the beach are Mewstone and Little Mewstone, two tiny islands that are now bird sanctuaries, and where no visitors are allowed. A seasonal passenger ferry runs between Wembury and Noss Mayo across the river Yealm.