Downderry beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach South West Coast Path Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: winter

A clear blue sky played out above the beach, such a difference from my previous mist-shrouded visit to Downderry beach.  The rising tide still hadn’t covered the varied geology on the beach here, a constant attraction for regular walkers here.  This is a fine beach for a constitutional walk, stretching east for miles from here and west towards nearby Seaton.  All the facilities that you might want are nearby, too.

Winter visit photo gallery

 

A place to reflect for Paul.

 

Sunshine all the way at Downderry in the winter.

Season: spring

High tide was imminent, as I approached Downderry beach on a misty morning.  Although the recent storms had receded, there was still plenty of flotsam and jetsam to be seen, including a mahogany tree stump, carried in from the west.  This is a fine strand for an invigorating walk, leading to the east and Whitsand Bay and to Seaton, just to the west.  There’s a sea wall path for high tide times.  The village of Downderry is well-to-do and has all the facilities that a beach visitor might need.

Spring visit photo gallery

 

What this beach means to Ellen.

 

The joy of the beach for Phil.

 

A misty vista in the morning, towards high tide.

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