Fowey & Looe Beaches, Cornwall
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Blue Flag beach
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Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Off the beaten track
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Cawsand Beach is a small, east-facing beach in Cawsand Bay, on the Rame Peninsula in the far south east of Cornwall. The beach, which is predominantly sand and shingle with some rock pools to explore at low tide, is set in a sheltered location, backed by woodland, overlooking Plymouth Sound.
Downderry is a south-facing, sand and pebble beach with rock pools at low tide. It is located 4 miles from the western-most end of Whitsand Bay in the far south east of Cornwall, 18 miles from Plymouth. At low tide, the cliff-backed beach stretches to around a mile and reaches Seaton.
Kingsand Beach is a small sand and shingle beach in the small Cornish fishing village of Kingsand. It is a south east-facing beach on the Rame Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in south east Cornwall, which looks over Plymouth Sound.
The sand and pebble beach at Lantivet Bay, between Polruan (near Fowey) and Polperro on the south Cornwall coast, is accessible only at low tide. Due to its remoteness and the difficulty of access, the beach is normally very quiet and is visited mainly by agile walkers.
Readymoney Cove Beach is a sandy, south-east facing beach in the picturesque working harbour town of Fowey, Cornwall. It lies in a small, sheltered cove overlooking Polruan, at the mouth of the Fowey Estuary. The remains of the 16th century St Catherine’s Castle stand on a headland above the beach.
Torpoint is a relatively modern Cornish town on the Rame Peninsula. The city of Plymouth sits on the opposing, Devon, side of the River Tamar. Some stretches of Torpoint Beach are revealed at low tide, but the setting is not traditionally picturesque.
Arguably the finest stretch of sands in south east Cornwall, Whitsand Bay beach is actually a sequence of beaches which, combined, stretch around 4 miles from Portwrinkle to Rame Head. The beach, which is south west facing, is only available at low tide – beware of being cut off at high tide.