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Crylla Kingfisher

Ideal beach to explore while on holiday in Cornwall

With Downderry so close to us here at Crylla it is a beach we go to a lot.  My two Collies, Rex and Woody love to have a good run here and explore the rockpools.  When the tide is out there is plenty of beach and you can easily walk to Seaton.

Blue Plate in the heart of Village of Downderry

 

Parking is no problem with a pay and display car park just opposite the Blue Plate Restaurant which is in the heart of the village of Downderry.  Only 10 minutes from Looe and 25 minutes from Plymouth it is very easy to get to.

Downderry beach

 

Downderry beach is a Marine Conservation Society recommended beach and the beach activities include swimming, sea canoeing. sailing, windsurfing and fishing or just take a good old stroll at your own pace!

Long stretch of beach

 

The wreck of ‘Gypsy’ the sister ship to the ‘Cutty Sark’ is hidden under a kelp bed not far from the shoreline waiting to be discovered for those into snorkelling.

Family enjoying the beach

 

 

Part shingle, part sand with numerous rockpools appearing  at low tide which children will love to explore.

Large, stocky, black and white wading bird

 

Oystercatchers spend the winter on the coast.

 

Sea & Rocks and Downderry

 

Autumn is a great time of year to visit the beach, at this time of year the light changes very quickly having a great effect on the sea.

 

Great place for dogs to have fun

 

 

It’s important to check the tide times as it is very easy to get cut off if you are the wrong side of one of the many rocky outcrops when the tide is rising.

Great View Downderry to Rame Head

 

Eastern end of the beach is more difficult to access and involves climbing a very steep cliff path.

 

Westwards towards Looe

 

Looking westwards towards Looe at low tide it is possible to walk to Seaton.

Inn on the Shore with view of the sea

 

The Inn on the Shore is a traditional Cornish village inn nestled in the spectacular beach cliffs of Downderry and offers panoramic views of the beach and ocean.

 

Well that’s all from me for now, let me know how you get on when you visit Downderry.

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