Well, as the sun was out me and five other marine biology students decided to make the most of our free time and the gorgeous weather, and so we hit the beach. Going off a recommendation from a friend we went over to Wembury beach and were not at all disappointed. Well, maybe we were a bit. We had been a little too optimistic and arrived with swimming costumes on under our clothes, but the chilly wind made us wrap up in fleeces rather than strip off to go swimming. We were far too wussy to brave the water so quickly, yet many people did dive into the waves - they looked cold though. It didn’t matter that we didn’t swim because the views were beautiful. There is always something relaxing and soothing about the sea and spending the afternoon wandering along the shoreline was perfect.
Wembury Beach is perfect for rock pooling. It’s very easy to walk over the rocks as they are mostly flat yet there is a wide range of rockpools in both different sizes and depths. The amazing thing about rockpools is that they are teaming with life. You can glance over them and miss so much, you need to sit by one (preferably in the sun) and watch the waters carefully. You’ll often only see ripples on the surface and something small dart past as the sign that something was there. The best creature to look for is the beadlet anemone, they are often bright red, easy to see and very fun. They do have stinging cells but they don’t hurt us so dangling your finger amongst there tentacles won’t hurt you but feels very funny as they try to pull you in and eat you.
It was a brilliant day out for us marine biology lot, exploring rock pools will never get old for us, and with the beautiful weather add in a picnic and you have a very fun day out. It was nice to see the marine discovery area there to encourage young children to explore this amazing coast line and when the parents are tired from running around with the children on the beach there is always the café to stop off at and have a bite to eat. I really would recommend to anyone who fancies leaving the city for a few hours to head to Wembury Beach. Even if it’s not a particularly hot day the beautiful setting and the pretty coastal walks make it a blissful escape location.