Description: A small, narrow beach backed by cliffs that is located 2 miles east of Seaton in coastal town of same name. Popular with visiting families during summer season. Far reaching sea views available from a cliff-top garden. Not suitable for surfing or water sports.
Amenities: Parking facilities, public toilets, cliff-top gardens, pub, restaurant and local shop.
Dogs: Dog friendly beach.
Lifeguard service: No lifeguards operate on this beach. Public rescue equipment sited at beach access points.
Beach ownership: Cornwall Council.
Cleansing: Manual. Daily litter picks and emptying of bins in season.
You can view bathing water quality results for Downderry on the Environment Agency website.
“This is a fantastic beach for a really good dog romp! If you can, time it for when the tide is out - dark coloured sand and shingle beach with rocky pools and outcrops to explore, and pebbly above high tide. A feast of a pub above, overlooking the sea, and very dog friendly in the bar area.”
- Clive Ffitch, January 16th 2013