Find places to stay in and around Looe in East Cornwall. One of Cornwall's most popular destinations, the vast sweep of sand at Whitsand Bay is the to the east and the beautiful waterside town on Fowey to the west.
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Portnadler Bay Beaches, Cornwall


  • Located in Looe, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • If you walk the South West Coast Path from Looe to Polperro, you pass above the rocky foreshore at Samphire Beach. You then come to a small waterfall and a steep flight of steps. This area is marked 'Old Mills Cove Portnadler Bay. Grid Ref: SX 245 518' on a local sign. You'll also pass a National Trust sign marked 'Hendersick'. At the top of the flight of steps, the path leads to an open, grassy area. Here, you'll see a track to your left that leads down to the beaches. The lower section of this track connects with a big flight of wood steps. These steps take you on to a strip of coarse sand and pebble behind a low tide band of jagged rocks. Local signs mark these beaches as 'East Portnadler. Grid Ref: SX 243 518' and 'West Side Portnadler Bay. Grid Ref: SX 240 516'. It's a beautiful area with great views out to Looe Island
  • Towards the west end of the beach, there's a gap in the low tide band of jagged rocks where the coarse sand beach gently shelves into the water. In addition to walking in on the South West Coast Path, we've used paddle boards and a sea kayak to access the beach here. The coarse sand meets rock at the end of the bay as it curves sharply towards 'Horse Stone Talland. Grid Ref: SX 240 510'. Beyond that is another National Trust sign marking the entry/exit to 'Hendersick'
  • By James Penman

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Located in Looe, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Samphire Beach is one of a number of low tide rocky beaches west of Looe. Access is via tracks that branch off the South West Coast Path. To the west, Samphire Beach runs into the beautiful Portnadler Bay Beaches. To the...

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Wallace Beach, Cornwall

Located in Looe, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

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Located in Looe, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

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The Old School House
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Approximately 1.2 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 489 - 1,189 Per Week

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Portbyhan Hotel, Cornwall
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Approximately 1.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 45; Rates: 60 - 155 Per Night

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Approximately 1.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 95 - 198 Per Night

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