Millendreath beach lies two miles northeast of Looe on the South Coast of Cornwall. South facing, the beach is backed by a holiday village that sits on the western slope of the narrow valley. The beach is sheltered by low cliffs and protected by rocks and can become quite busy in season. Just to the southwest lies Plaidy Beach whilst a little further to the southwest lies the town and beach of East Looe.
Somewhat sandier than Plaidy, Millendreath has all the usual facilities including the sea front Black Rock Bistro and Bar, the Black Rock Beach Bar which is open during the summer season, and public toilets. A large car park provides plenty of parking a short distance from the beach.
There are some good walks along the South West Coast Path southwest to Looe, Hannafore and Portnadler, or east over Bodigga Cliff to Keveral Beach and Seaton. The nearby Monkey Sanctuary makes an unusual and interesting day out for the family if staying nearby.
Care should be taken east of the breakwater as there is a real risk of being cut of by the incoming tide.
Dogs are welcome throughout the year at Millendreath, with restricted times during the summer period. From November 1st - May 1st, dogs are welcome any time of the day, and between May 1st and November 1st, they are allowed before 9am and after 6pm. Fishing is also allowed within the same time frames.
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✘ Total dog ban
✔ Rescue equipment
OS Explorer Map 107: St Austell & Liskeard
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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:
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