Overlooking Seaton a village and beach on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom Europe. © Ian Woolcock Shutterstock
Beach with Cafe
Seaton Beach near Looe, is on what is deemed a quiet stretch of the Cornish coast. What makes this beach rather unique and wonderful for children, is that the River Seaton meanders across the beach, allowing kids to splash to their heart’s content. This beach isn’t lifeguarded so paddling in the river is the safer bet. At low tide little ones will also enjoy exploring the number of rock pools, too.
Made up of a mixture of pebbles and course sand, time it right and at low tide and a large patch of flat sand appears. At low tide you can also walk to Looe’s beaches, or head east to nearby Downderry (which is also accessible via the promenade).
The beach is flanked by flat rocks at either side, and is quite sheltered from winds and by the high cliff protection to the west. Dogs are also welcome all year round, and it’s a popular choice for four-legged companions.
There’s a large café right on the beachfront, and the car park is moments away where there are also public toilets.