Downderry Beach

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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.


Downderry Beach

A small car park is located in the village of Downderry, from which the western end of the beach is easily accessed via a path or slipway. There is disabled access to the western beach. Access to the eastern end of the beach is difficult.

Holiday cottages in Looe (6 miles from Downderry by road) provide self catering holiday accommodation in the area, as do Liskeard holiday cottages (11 miles).

Refreshments can be taken in a beachside pub or in the cafs and restaurants of the village. Public toilets are situated at the car park. Downderry Beach is dog-friendly. There is no lifeguard service, though the beach is equipped with rescue equipment.


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One comment on “Downderry Beach”

  1. Blue Plate says:

    We offer a distinctly different dining experience and ‘food for any mood’ – pop in for a bowl of mussels, our ‘catch of the day’ from Looe, a fresh crab bruschetta or perhaps our 100% prime local beef BP burger home made too. We also serve some awesome fish and chips and offer a great wine list including Cornish wines & ciders. Blue Plate really is about ‘food for any mood’ featuring the areas finest, freshest produce-seafood-deli items lovingly prepared and simply presented. No fuss, no foam and no pretension.

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