Downderry Beach
Downderry Beach

Downderry Beaches

  • Downderry Beach



    To the west the beach stretches to Seaton, one mile away along the sand. It is possible to walk along the beach to Seaton at low tide but you should consult a tide table first to make sure you can get there without getting cut off between the rocky outcrops by a rising tide.



  • Eastern Beaches at Downderry



    Access to the eastern end of the beach is more difficult. The eastern end of the beach is naturally secluded. There are several small bays with the second and third ones a favourite with naturists. Take care when accessing these bays along the beach as it is possible to get cut off by the tide.


  • Coldeadon Beach



    Beyond Bass Rock is another 1km (0.5 mile) of beach below the imposing Battern Cliffs known as Coldeadon Beach. The first part of this beach is known as 'The Pit'. At low water Coldeadon and Skerrish beaches extend to 1.5kms (0.9 miles) but access can be difficult. You can only access 'The Pit' via the path near the school at low water. To be able to access it at any stage of the tide you will need to use a steep cliff path from the B3247 road along the cliff top. Follow the footpath across fields to reach the path which descends the cliff.

    Please consider the weather conditions before swimming and only swim on a rising tide.

    Even at high water, there is usually a strip of beach available except at Coldeadon Point.

    At the end of Coldeadon Beach is Coldeadon Point and beyond this headland is Skerrish Beach


  • Skerrish Beach



    Skerrish Beach extends to around 600m and is sometimes known as 'St German's Hut Beach' because of the old Victorian lodge which was located on the cliffs here. Only the ruins remain today. At the end of Skerrish Beach is 'The Brawn' otherwise known as 'Shag Rock' after the seabirds who spend much of their time sitting on it drying their wings after diving in the sea for fish. You can reach Skerrish Beach by using the steep cliff path mentioned earlier.

    All the beaches at Downderry are dog friendly with dogs allowed all year round. There is no lifeguard cover. There is rescue equipment.



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