Whitsand Bay & Downderry Holiday Cottages
Did you know...HMS Scylla now forms an artificial reef in Whitsand Bay?
Whitsand Bay, in the south east of Cornwall, is recognisable for its lengthy sandy beaches and sweeping cliffs. With four miles of sheltered beaches running to Rame Head, and a rugged cliff-lined coast – Whitsand Bay holidays are perfect for those who love to enjoy the great outdoors. Nearby Downderry is a small, unassuming village with its own beach, which is a great base to explore this beautiful area. Whitsand Bay and Downderry holiday cottages offer a Cornish escape in picturesque surroundings.
- Whitsand Bay is connected to Plymouth via a ferry
- Whitsand Bay boasts four miles of sandy beach
- Tregantle Beach at Whitsand Bay is dog friendly all year round
Whitsand Bay & Downderry Tourist Information
Whitsand Bay is a great spot for fishing, and is popular with both sea and beach anglers. The Bay is also perfect for those who enjoy rambling, especially as the South West Coast Path runs through the bay connecting the Rame Peninsula and Looe. As well as the Coast Path, the Whitsand and Downderry area offers a variety of different walks.
For the golfers amongst those on holidays in Whitsand Bay, Whitsand Bay Golf Course is the place to be! With dramatic views of the surrounding coastline, this18 hole links course is perched on a cliff top for a round you’ll never forget. For those who prefer the water than dry land, Whitsand Bay is a popular surfing and diving spot, and is lifeguarded during the summer. Whitsand Bay is just ten miles from Plymouth, and the Torpoint Ferry connecting them makes for a great day out exploring Plymouth’s famous maritime history, bustling shops and scenic Hoe.
Beach Holidays in Whitsand Bay & Downderry
Those considering beach holidays in Whitsand Bay and Downderry need look no further! Whitsand Bay’s Tregantle Beach (also known as Long Sands) is sheltered by headlands and stretches all the way to Rame Head four miles away. Visitors who wish to walk this seemingly endless beach all the way along should check the tide times. The nearby Tregantle Fort is home to an MoD firing range, so heed must be paid to any warning or red flags indicating live fire.
Freathy Beach, at Whitsand Bay is a popular choice with sun worshippers from nearby Plymouth and the village of Freathy. Although unsuitable for swimming, this beach has its own amenities and is lifeguarded during the summer. Downderry Beach is smaller than Whitsand Bay’s, and is a mixture of sand and shingle. Just five miles from Looe, the beach is about one mile in length. Families should note that the east end of Downderry Beach, which is concealed by rocks, is popular with nudists!
Dog Friendly Holidays in Whitsand Bay & Downderry
Our portfolio of self-catering Whitsand Bay & Downderry holiday cottages includes a choice of great pet friendly options. As dogs are welcome on Whitsand Bay’s three mile stretch of beach all year round, there will be plenty of opportunity for your pet to enjoy the area just as much as the rest of the family! Downderry Beach operates a seasonal dog ban, although the numerous walks and trails in the Whitsand Bay and Downderry area are perfect for exploring with your dog.