Downderry Beach

Downderry beach is a wide and spacious sand/shingle beach with many rock pools at low tide. The main part of the beach is accessible via a path (next to the toilets) or via the slipway. The east part of the beach which stretches for half a mile is usually quiet due to difficult access. It can be reached either by climbing over rocks or scrambling down a slippery path (which can be found on the coast path). If attempting this please be aware of the state of the tide.

There are excellent if steep coastal walks east over Battern Cliffs to Portwrinkle.

Car park, toilets, cafe, coffee shop,

We have no dog information for Downderry beach.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Downderry Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches at Saltash, 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Downderry Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range -0.1℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 0.6 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Dec 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.8℃ to 0.3℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.6℃ to -0.2℃ with wind speed 0.6 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Dec 11fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.9℃ to -0.1℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Dec 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -3.8℃ to -2.8℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Dec 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Dec 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (E)

Saltash weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Downderry Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Downderry Beach is at St. Germans 4.97 km (3.09 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 05:31 (Height 5.09m)
   Low Tide at 12:12 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 17:49 (Height 4.97m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:26 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 06:05 (Height 5.12m)
   Low Tide at 12:48 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 18:23 (Height 4.94m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:59 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 06:37 (Height 5.10m)
   Low Tide at 13:21 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 18:56 (Height 4.87m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:29 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 07:09 (Height 5.05m)
   Low Tide at 13:51 (Height 1.61m)
   High Tide at 19:29 (Height 4.77m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:58 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 07:42 (Height 4.96m)
   Low Tide at 14:21 (Height 1.76m)
   High Tide at 20:04 (Height 4.65m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:27 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 08:17 (Height 4.84m)
   Low Tide at 14:52 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 20:40 (Height 4.52m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:58 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 08:55 (Height 4.71m)
   Low Tide at 15:27 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 21:21 (Height 4.39m)

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