The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Having re-opened in November 2019, this little pub is now thriving and enjoying a new start. Open daily, call in for drinks and food with regular events and quiz nights. Dogs are welcome.
Once home to a thriving pilchard industry, Portwrinkle boasts two beautiful beaches. With Hoodny Cove to the west and Finnygook Beach to the east, beach-goers are spoilt for choice. Both claiming sand and rocky shores, Portwrinkle's beaches are great for paddling, snorkeling and lounging in the sunshine. For refreshments, there is a beach cafe at Finygook and toilets are available nearby.
A fairly strenuous walk along the coastal path with an option of a low tide meander along Downderry beach. iwalkcornwall give further details about this walk on their website and also lots of others.
Around the Rame Peninsula from Plymouth is the cleanest bay of water you can find, bordered by a Site of Special Scientific Interest and many a view-filled walk to busy yourself with. The village itself is a collection of converted pilchard cellars dating back from pilchard-selling days, giving an insight into olde worlde Cornwall living.
Beautiful sand and pebble beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Short walk from car park (get there early in summer!) and cafe nearby. Finnygook is the eastern end of Portwrinkle, which itself consists of two beaches and marks the western extremity of Whitsand Bay.
Rain Rain Rain...
...But the cafe was good - fast & friendly service while the rain lashed the outside! Nice walks though.
really great pub! Dog friendly
We took our two dogs there on new years eve for lunch. very friendly, great food and beer.
we also had their take away fish and chips one night which was some of the best fish and chips we have ever had!! well worth a visit!!
Gorgeous sandy beach just the right size for letting children run free while small enough to still keep an eye on them. Convenient car park and small cafe. Slightly off the beaten track so a great place to get away from the crowds.
Making up part of the three-mile long Whitsand Bay, Tregonhawke Beach is a great spot to sit and while away the hours. Access is via a series of fairly steep steps or along from neighbouring beaches. Just be careful though as although low tide reveals large tracts of sand, at high tide this is all but covered up. Popular for surfing, swimming is only advised in lifeguarded areas.
Lovely stretch of beach
You can walk for a few miles at low tide...beautiful sandy beach with rocky outcrops every so often...steep climb but a couple of options for tea along the way!
Florrie the dog
Really easy to get to along the coastal path..if you fancy a slightly easier walk head up on to the road once you have gone up the first set of steps and walk along to beach view cafe for the descent onto the beach (check the tide times) but it’s a lovely 3 mile beach and completely unspoilt. Eddies cafe is particularly good after all the walking and before you start the climb back up the steps!!
Parking is first come first served on the road at top. Not for the faint hearted or those with small children as the way up and down is very steep but once at the bottom the views are fantastic. Miles of sandy beach, well served by lifeguards within the flagged area. Cafe half way down. Not for those looking for a family beach with facilities but good for beach games, paddling and beachcombing. Go on a clear day when it's less windy.
Perfect for views far out to sea, large sandy beach well worth the climb with a welcoming cafe.
Thought to be the oldest continually inhabited abode in the UK, Port Eliot has been home to families for over 1000 years. Fancy joining in? Well at Port Eliot festival you can. Opening their grounds for a fantastic weekend of music, art, fashion, nature, food and more, the owners of Port Eliot welcome you to celebrate, relax and most importantly, have fun.
The Best of Lit and Music
Part lit fest, part music fest. Port Eliot takes all the best bits of a literary festival - Q&A's with your favourite authors, showcasing work from new writers and poets – and mixes them with the vibe of a music festival. One of the highlights at last year's festival (2010) was Jarvis Cocker taking over the decks for a late night DJ session in the dance tent. There is already excitement building around this year's festival with the announcement that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be curating the Paradiso Outdoor Cinema.
Sand and shingle, Downderry Beach comes into its own at low tide. With lots of rock pools to explore and sheltered inlets offering private spots to sit and enjoy the sunshine, there is plenty of room for everyone. Although access to the main beach is easy, the eastern end is reached by a steep cliff path and many coves become cut off at high tide. The eastern end of Downderry Beach is a favourite amongst naturists.
wind and rain blown...but lovely
We walked and walked along here to get some "air" on the windiest wettest day of half term! We sand blasted all of our features smooth as there was a little too much air with sand! Young & old enjoyed ooing & aaaing at the beautiful pebbles and rock pools, though the kids could barely stand up straight for long! Would DEFINITELY like to return on a day with less "weather" !
Beach and food
Although staying just near Downderry we did not venture here to the last day but wished we had spent longer here - very clean and very long stretch of beach. The best evening meal we had here too at The Blue Plate - and suggest you book or you will have to be seated if room in the conservatory, it was superb - a little pricey and adults only really but really really good quality and plenty of locals eating there which speaks volumes!
Situated in the heart of Downderry, this restaurant offers a choice of dining in the main restaurant, conservatory, private "chefs table" or the terrace for al fresco dining in summer. The food is simple and no fuss using fresh, local produce.
Loved our meal at this restaurant - highly recommend!
A thrilling experience
Gorgeous meals, good wines, very kind staff, friendly atmosphere.
We'd love to come back.
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