Downderry Beach consists of coarse greyish sand and shingle and lies just about a mile to the east of Seaton, about five miles east of Looe on the South coast of Cornwall.
Southwest facing, the beach at Downderry is overlooked by housing and due to its position is sometimes prone to winter storms.
The eastern section is normally less busy and is often frequented by sun bathers au naturel... so be prepared!
An interesting and little known fact is that Downderry is bounded by the highest cliffs on the south coast of Cornwall. to the west, the cliffs at Bodigga reach almost 500 feet (152 metres), to the other side of the village, the coast path reaches a height of 462 feet or 141 metres atop Battern Cliffs.
There are good walks along the coast path here, east towards Whitsand Bay or west towards Seaton and Looe. Please be aware of the state of the tide if beach walking
This part of the coast is often frequented by seals and dolphins so don't be surprised if you catch sight of a seal 'bottling' or a pod of dolphins offshore.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Rescue equipment
OS Explorer Map 108: Lower Tamar Valley & Plymouth
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: