The West Country of England offers many attractive tourist destinations, one of which is Downderry in Cornwall. It is a popular place for visitors and is located on the Cornish coast, not far from the border with Devon. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, cottages, camping and caravan sites and B&Bs.
Downderry has its own wide spacious beach made up of a mixture of sand, shingle and pebbles and the scenic backdrop of the cliffs. The beach is suitable for all the family, even the pet dog and has rock pools for children to explore as well as a good spot for swimming, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. Fishing is very popular in Cornwall with boats taking holidaymakers on sea fishing trips and there are many rivers and streams where angling is permitted.
There are a number of golf courses in the area including Whitsand Bay Hotel Golf & Country Club in Torpoint and Looe Golf Club, both of which are approximately three miles from Downderry. There are many scenic walks in the area including along the beach to Seaton and Bodmin Moor is within easy reach by car, with sites of historic interest and unusual rock formations to be seen at Minions village.
There are a few restaurants and pubs for people on a self catering holiday to eat at during their stay at Downderry. The village includes a post office/grocery shop, a pub with fabulous views over the Bay as well as a restaurant and a coffee shop in the square. Visitors looking for larger shopping centres and different restaurants and bars can travel about half an hour to Plymouth in Devon.
There are many historic homes, museums and castles in the county including several National Trust properties such as Antony and Cotehele. Keen horticulturalists will find interesting places to visit in Cornwall from the spectacular Eden Project to the lost gardens of Halligon. Plymouth is just a 15 minute drive away and has many shops, bars and cafes as well as the Spinnaker Tower, which has been added as a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
The warmest time of the year to visit Cornwall is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 to 20 degrees centigrade. Between April and July are usually the driest months while December and January is the wettest time of the year with 110 to 120mm average rainfall per month.
Plymouth Airport can be reached via the A38 and is about a half hour drive from Downderry, and has Airsouthwest operating here with flights to and from several UK cities including Bristol, London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow as well as Dublin and Grenoble. St Germans train station is approximately three miles away and connects to Liskeard station, which in turn runs a service to London Paddington. Downderry also has a bus service to Plymouth, Liskeard and Looe.