Downderry Beach

Downderry Beach - Cornwall
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Downderry is a sheltered sand and shingle beach with rock pools at low tide. The eastern end is harder to access and popular with nudists. There is a pub right on the beach and plenty of parking in the village.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Shop
  • Slipway

Nearest town



PL11 3JY

OS grid ref.

SX 3150 5386


There is free parking for around 50 cars at the beach. including spaces for disabled people.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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