Millendreath Beach

In Brief

Suitable for: Families
Location: Head out of Looe on the B3253 and turn down May Lane
Parking: Yes, a small car park is a short walk from the beach
Dog friendly?: Yes, but not in the summer

Located at the end of a long wooded valley, Millendreath Beach is a pretty spot. It’s just outside of Looe, so some locals choose to lay their towels out here, however it has also become popular with tourists over the years. There’s a sense of seclusion here, even when the beach is actually busy. You can thank that sheltered wooded valley for that.

Millendreath largely disappears at high tide but at other times you can enjoy the lovely soft sands and calm waters that makes this a great spot for swimming. Also, rockpools are revealed at low tide, making the beach great for kids who love seeking out small sea creatures along the shoreline.

There’s a popular holiday resort next to the beach, which means it does get busy in peak season. But this also means that there’s a place right on your doorstep which serves up coffee, beer and tasty snacks throughout the day. And, as you’d expect with a beach next to a resort, the area is extremely family-friendly.

Just a couple of miles from Looe, along the South West Coast Path, Millendreath is a popular end point for coastal walkers. It’s also a great spot for locals and visitors who want to try something different to East Looe Beach. It’s worth it. There aren’t too many hotspots right next to great amenities in this area, so enjoy this sandy haven.