Downderry beach towards Rame taken Oct 2015
View across the village from terrace taken Oct 2015
Downderry beach towards Looe
Downderry beach towards Looe Island

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

  • 300m to local beach and village amenities
  • Short drive to Looe and Polperro
  • 5 mins walk to south west coast path
  • Short drive to Edgcumbe House & Gardens, Antony House, Cotehle
  • Also within a short drive are Lanhydrock, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden project.
  • Close by is the beautiful market town of Tavistock, Dartmoor, and Bodmin Moor.
  • Numerous Golf courses within a short drive
  • 15 mins drive to the famous Monkey Santuary
  • 45 mins drive to the Eden Project
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AREA DESCRIPTION

Downderry is a beautiful, popular Cornish seaside village which enjoys breathtaking unspoilt coastline & countryside. It also has good local day-to-day facilities with a general store, Post Office, traditional inn with lovely sea views and the recent opening of Blueplate by Nick Barclay.

If you enjoy walking, the coastal paths provide many opportunities with nearby Seaton, Looe, Talland Bay & onto the 13th Century fishing village of Polperro.

Good leisure sporting facilities are within easy reach including the 18 hole coastal golf courses of Whitsand Bay and Looe. There are many beaches around, Downderry beach is part shingle, part sand with numerous rock pools at low tide and dogs are permitted all year. The nearby Whitsand Bay is a vast 4 mile stretch of sandy beach, dogs permitted all year.

The ancient ports of Looe & Polperro are reachable in fifteen and twenty minutes respectively and the city of Plymouth is an half hour distant.

Wonderful National Trust houses and garden

WHAT TO SEE AND DO DURING YOUR STAY

  • Downderry Beach

    Details of Downderry beach and local beaches, Seaton, Looe etc........

    Comments from previous guests re Downderry Beach:

    ...local beach was excellent for children, and plenty locally to keep them occupied for the week. A Great place to escape to.

    http://www.cornwallinfocus.co.uk/walking/e42.php
  • Looe

    Looe is one of Cornwall?s most popular holiday towns, and is located on both banks of the River Looe. East Looe is the busier part, and here you can visit the main shopping area and the busy harbour. In West Looe you?ll find a quieter environment, as well as Hannafore Beach, which offers great views of Looe Island.

    http://www.ukattraction.com/west-country/looe.html
  • The Monkey Sanctuary

    Open from Easter to September.

    http://www.monkeysanctuary.org/
  • The Eden Project

    Looe Island View is located 27 miles from the Eden project or around a 45 minute car drive.

    http://www.edenproject.com/
  • Looe Island

    Also known as St George?s Island, this half-mile wide island lies off Hannafore Point, southwest of Looe. It is possible to walk to the island during the lowest tides of the year. A medieval chapel was built on it, and there is a legend that as a child Jesus and his uncle Joseph of Arimathea visited when trading for tin. The Atkins sisters bought the island and lived on it for 40 years from 1964, it is now owned by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust which will maintain it as a nature reserve

    http://www.looe.org/island.html
  • South West Coast Path

    Numerous walks along the south west coast path taking in Downderry, Seaton, Looe, Polperro and east towards Portwrinkle, Cawsand, Kingsand.

    http://www.southwestcoastpath.com
  • National Marine Aquarium

    For a fun family day out in Plymouth with a splash of learning, visit one of the finest Devon attractions - perfect in all weathers -- the UK's largest aquariums.

    http://www.national-aquarium.co.uk/
  • Looe Valley Line

    Scenic Railway trips

    http://www.carfreedaysout.com/looe.html
  • Pamper yourself at Looe Island View while on holiday..

    Welcome to My Personal Sanctuary pampering Spa Treatments in the comfort & privacy of your chosen property. Contact the owner to organise treatments for you while on holiday.

    http://www.mypersonalsanctuary.co.uk/listman/listings/l0232.shtml
  • Dartmoor Zooligcal Park

    This is a must see.... Dartmoor Zoo, winner of the Eden Channel's Top Wildlife Attraction of the Year 2011, and subject of the the Hollywood movie We Bought A Zoo directed by Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous), starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.

    Set in 33 acres of beautiful woodland with stunning views of the surrounding countryside, Dartmoor Zoo is a unique, family owned zoo with a fantastic collection of animals including the widest variety of big cats in the south west

    http://www.dartmoorzoo.org/