Downderry is a picturesque little village on the south coast of Cornwall. It is home to a small, quiet shingle beach, several restaurants with delicious food and stunning coastal views. Downderry has a light shingle beach with easy access via a slipway. It’s relative remoteness form Cornwall’s busier resorts means that it’s never too busy and is the ideal place to catch some sun or swim in the blue waters of the English Channel. For keen snorkelers, the wreck of the ‘Gypsy’ is hidden beneath a kelp bed not far from the shoreline and looks quite mystical in the glimmering blue sea. The nearby rocky outcrops and cliffs of Coleadon offer great walks and fantastic spots for children to explore the rock pools. Outside Downderry, Cornwall has an enormous range of attractions and is one of England’s premier tourist locations with its quaint fishing villages and atmospheric moorland. Experience this Cornish charm by staying at a beautiful coastal cottage in Downderry.
Lookout is a luxury seaside cottage in North Cornwall designed with one feature in mind: The view. The ocean stretches before your eyes from the living areas and gardens of this cottage in Downderry on the Cornish coast. It has an open fire, contemporary chic and is a short stroll to a sandy beach.
- Crackington Haven
- Harlyn Bay
- Lamorna Cove
- Mawgan Porth
- Praa Sands
- St Agnes
- St Austell
- St Columb Major
- St. Ives
- St. Just
The village is home to Blue Plate, a restaurant near the centre of the Downderry that provides excellent food, Cornish ales and a deli that opens in the morning and serves delicious coffee and cakes all day. On the outskirts of the village tucked within the beach cliffs is another restaurant offering delicious food and drink and panoramic views of Downderry beach and the ocean beyond. Elsewhere, near the centre of the village, is a small independent shop with post office.
There are some great locations near Downderry for a spot of fishing. To the east of the village is a rocky outcrop known locally as Bass Rock, very popular with the local fishermen due to the access to deeper water. There are also two surf breaks nearby, which often attract a lot of surfers from around Cornwall. The cliffs of Coleadon are a few hundred metres from Bass Rock and offer a great spot for some lovely picturesque walks against the costal backdrop.
The coastal town of Looe is a 10-minute drive from Downderry. With brilliant beaches and coastal walks along the South West Coast Path towards Polperro. Larger attractions such as the Eden Project are about 40 minutes from Downderry and the popular Cornish town of Fowey is a half hour drive, both excellent for a day out.