Wembury Beach is a sandy cove backed by low cliffs. The beach is used for surfing, kayaking and snorkelling and there are plenty of rock pools for exploring. There is a Marine Centre which educates visitors about wildlife in the area, co-managed by Devon Wildlife and the National Trust, which plays an active role in preserving and maintaining the village of Wembury and its surrounding areas. The triangular island visible from the beach is The Mewstone; after many varied uses over the years, this is now a bird sanctuary, but unfortunately not accessible to visitors. The main beach is accessed via steps from the car park, so is not suitable for wheelchairs. However, there is a smaller section of beach to the west, rocky with some sand, accessible via pathways.