- Beach info
- Beach Map & Location
Shops, Restaurant, Cafe, Slipway, Disability, Toilets
Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Canoeing, Canoeing
Nature and Wildlife
Seaton Valley Country Park is 2 miles west of the beach. There is also a coastal footpath running past the beach.
Free Parking Available /
Cleaning and Litter
The beach is cleaned by volunteers and the local authority as often as required. There are litter and dog bins on the beach and dogs are allowed throughout the year. The beach may suffer some pollution from fishing debris.
Beach Awards and Information
Marine Conservation Society Recommended
(Seasonal opening) Tourist Information Centre Fore Street East Looe Looe PL13 1AA Tel: 01503 262072 Also: Caradon District Council Tourism Information Tel: 01579 341036
Where is Downderry Beach?
Cornwall / East Looe
From the A38 westbound from Plymouth take the A374 past Saltash and turn right onto the A387. After a mile and a half turn left onto the B3247 and Downderry is on the right. past Seaton. Access to the beach is down some steps from the rear of "The In
The nearest train station is Liskeard. Bus routes 572 573. Walk from Looe East (quite a long walk!)
We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.
- 100 +
This is not a very nice beach. It is dangerous if you head for the eastern part as the tide can come right in and cause you to be cut off. Not only just that, the most easterly secluded areas is a haven with old men well over 55 years of age who are naked and appear to walk around naked. This may not be a very nice sight to see if you stumble across them if you are going for a stroll along the beach. But pleased be warned; I have witnessed some illegal activity take place in regards to these people. I would strongly advise that you keep well away from this area if you are easily offended, especially if you have children. I have reported incidents to the police and lobbied my local MP to get this beach closed for nudists. However, as I have not been there for a very long time, I doubt it has been closed for these so called nudists. But you will find old single males possibly committing indecent acts and I need to warn you about this. Please keep away!