Walk - Wembury to Mount Batten Point
5.8 miles (9.4 km)
Wembury Beach Car Park - PL9 0HP Mount Batten Point - PL9 9SL
Moderate - A fairly level walk, with some steep but short climbs
Park at Mount Batten Point and take a foot ferry across the Plymouth Sound to the Barbican, a short stroll from the bus station. From here you can catch the bus to Wembury and walk back along the Coast Path, where there are stunning views across the Plymouth Sound. The Great Mewstone, along the way, was the inspiration for Turner's famous 'Mewstone' watercolour and is now a bird sanctuary. Mount Batten Point and the headlands beyond it have been key sites for defending Plymouth throughout history, and there are fascinating glimpses of several of the 'Palmerston Follies', a ring of coastal forts built around Plymouth at the end of the nineteenth-century.
The walk is part of our "Summer Strolls". Use the walk (or part of it) to visit the beach at Wembury, which is a Marine Conservation Area and a great spot for rockpooling.
Rusty Anchor, Plymouth
A classic Victorian townhouse adjacent to Plymouth's bustling harbour. This elegant six bedroomed property has been modernised to provide a chic, eclectic look whilst maintaining much of its originality. Locally sourced organic food. Accommodation is flexible, from long term stays, special offers, weekend deals etc. Small short haired dogs welcome.
Edgcumbe Guest House, Plymouth
Highly recommended guest house offering quality accommodation and fabulous breakfasts using top quality produce. Long established, clean and extremely comfortable, family run. Perfect base for your walking holiday. Ideally located a few yards from the sea front. En suite rooms, free wifi, digital tvs, hairdryers, generous beverage trays. Special diets catered for.
The Old Mill Cafe, Wembury
Located right on Wembury beach. A National Trust building run by sisters Jemma and Jennifer. We provide light refreshments, locally roasted organic coffee, delicious pasties from local supplier and homemade sandwiches and soup to have in or takeaway. We are open everyday until 1st November 1030 - 4.30pm