"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Downderry Beach

Downderry is on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a remote sand, shingle and pebble beach, approximately 1.1 kilometres wide, backed by cliffs. There are two streams that flow across the beach to the sea.

Beach type: sand & shingle

Nearest town: East Looe

Local authority: Cornwall Council

OS Grid Reference: SX314537


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Downderry Beach

  • The Monkey Sanctuary (2m)
  • South East Cornwall Discovery Centre (4m)
  • Adrenalin Quarry (5m)
  • KartWorld (5m)
  • Paul Corin's Magnificent Music Machines (6m)
  • Notter Bridge Riverside Inn (6m)
  • Polperro Model Village (7m)
  • Antony Woodland Gardens and Woodland Walk (7m)
  • Mary Newman's Cottage (8m)
  • Mount Edgcumbe House and Park (8m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
The Guildhall
Fore Street
East Looe
PL13 1AA

Phone 01503 262 072
Email looetic@btconnect.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 20 June


Chance of rain 20%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 100%
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Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 99%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 94%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 79%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1024
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
05:58 BST
(04:58 GMT)
High Tide
12:04 BST
(11:04 GMT)
Low Tide
18:21 BST
(17:21 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A long straight beach made up of a mixture of sand. shingle and pebbles. The beach is popular with visitors and locals and is backed by cliffs.

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