The Location

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Beach Retreat couldn't be more perfectly situated, just 3 minutes walking distance to a year-round dog friendly beach, the glorious South West Coastal Path, local pub with terrace and stunning panoramic sea views, amazing 4 star restaurant and deli, the village shop, and fabulous cafe - when cake, coffee or a spot of lunch is calling!

The village of Seaton is also within walking distance and has another lovely beach with a dog friendly beachside cafe, restaurant and pub. The perfect base for a family or couple.  Attractions like the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the historic naval city of Plymouth are also very close by.​

Downderry & Portwrinkle Beach
Downderry & Portwrinkle Beach
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Whitsand Bay
Whitsand Bay
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Kingsand & Cawsand
Kingsand & Cawsand
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Talland Bay
Talland Bay
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The nearest beaches are:

  • Downderry and Seaton (dog friendly) – 5 minutes walk

  • Portwrinkle (dog friendly) – 5 minutes away

  • Tregantle (dog friendly) – 10 minutes away

  • Freathy & Tregonhawke (dog friendly) – 10 minutes away

  • Looe (not dog friendly) – 10 minutes away

  • Hannafore (dog friendly) - 10 minutes away

  • Porthallow and Talland Bay (dog friendly) – 15 minutes away

  • Mount Edgecumbe (dog friendly) - 15 minutes away

  • Lansallos and Lantic Bay (dog friendly) - 30 minutes away

Additional great dog friendly walks:

  • South West Coastal Path

  • Downderry to Portwrinkle

  • Tha Rame Peninsula

  • Hessenford to Seaton Valley woodland walk

  • Hessenford Woods

  • Seaton beach to Looe walk

  • Looe to Hendersick to Talland Bay walk

  • Talland Bay to Polperro walk

  • Polperro to Lansallos walk

  • Lansallos to Lantic Bay to Polruan walk

  • Freathy to Rame walk

  • Cardinam Woods

  • Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park on the Rame Peninsula (check out the wild horses on the Rame)

  • Cotehele National Trust estate and garden

  • Port Eliot, St Germans

  • Bodmin Moor

  • Lanhydrock country house and gardens

  • Lydford Gorge


The nearest shop / supermarkets are:-

  • Spar shop, Downderry - walking distance

  • Farm shop, Hessenford - 5 minutes

  • Waitrose, Saltash - 20 minutes (but also offer home delivery).

  • Lidl, Saltash - 20 minutes

  • Morrisons or Aldi, Liskeard - 15 minutes;

  • Co-Op, Central Looe - 10 minutes;


Both Looe and Liskeard have very good greengrocers, fishmongers and butchers though if you would rather live like a local.


Our favourite cafes:

  • The Lookout on the Quay, East Looe

  • Court Yard Deli, East Looe

  • Island View Cafe, Hannafore

  • Truly Scrumptious, East Looe

  • The Cornish Bakery, East Looe

  • Daisy's Cafe, East Looe

  • Summfink Different, Downderry

  • Olive & Co., Liskeard

Our favourite pubs / wine bars:

  • The Beach House, Seaton - walking distance

  • Inn on the Shore, Downderry - walking distance

  • The Devonport Inn, Kingsands

  • Halfway House, Cawsands

Our favourite restaurants:

  • The Devonport Inn, Kingsands

  • The View - Whitsand Bay

  • The Old Sardine Factory, West Looe

  • The Old Sail Loft, East Looe

  • The Plough in the Quay, East Looe

  • The Blue Plate, Downderry

  • The Coddy Shack (fish and chips, seafood), just outside Looe

  • The Catch, East Looe (takeaway fish and chips)

  • La Bocca, East Looe

  • Ocean & Earth Thai, East Looe

  • The Carew Arms, Antony

  • Pintxo, Fowey