Wembury Beach Car Park

Wembury, Plymouth, PL9 0HP

Location description

Located on the South Coast and away from the bright city lights of Plymouth this car park is a favoured stargazing spot for Plymouth Astronomical Society who organise their annual "StarBQ" here!

Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.

Go stargazing site

A place identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good spot to stargaze from. This is based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and having somewhere safe to park. These locations tend to be remote car parks with no facilities.

Tonight's weather forecast

Weather forecast for Wembury (0.09 miles away) updated 11/11/19 at 20:01.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Wembury Beach Car Park

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Leonids Meteor Observing with Plymouth Astronomical Society

Sunday 17th November 2019 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Geminids Meteor Observing with Plymouth Astronomical Society

Saturday 14th December 2019 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Perseids Meteor Shower and BBQ

Wednesday 12th August 2020 from 20:00pm to Thursday 13th August 2020 01:00am
Observing (if clear)


When to visit

The best time to visit Wembury Beach Car Park can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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