Hannafore Beach

Winter afternoon at Hannafore point

Stretching from Hannafore Point to the outskirts of Looe sits Hannafore Beach, a quiet, south east facing beach. It is predominantly a shingle beach that reveals some coarse sand and an extensive reef with rock pools at low tide. Most people visit the beach for these fantastic rock pools that are uncovered twice daily, but it also a great suntrap due to its positioning.

Hannafore never becomes too busy, partly due to its location (across the river) and partly dues to its lack of facilities and golden sand like neighbouring beaches. It is popular with dog walkers though as it is one of few dog-friendly beaches around Looe.

Type of beach

Shingle and rock

Lifeguard service

No lifeguard cover

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year

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Disabled access

There is easy access to the beach from the adjacent car park

OS grid ref.

SX 2552 5229


There is road side parking along the sea front road, above the beach, but it can be difficult to find a space here. There is a large car park in West Looe, by the harbour around 10 minutes walk away

Hannafore Beach Reviews

great beach

Feb 16th 2021

Fabulous coastline, great views of st George’s island and dog friendly all year round. Not a sandy beach, close to south west path for longer walks and good selection of cafes near by, plenty of free parking.

Tons of seaweed

Rebecca Lonsdale
Aug 26th 2020

Quite and lots of rock pools to explore but it’s mostly covered in sea weed which is slippy and extremely hard to avoid if you find a space with no seaweed then it’s lovely very peaceful and kids would love it too and dogs