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
No lifeguard cover
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
There is easy access to the beach from the adjacent car park
OS grid ref.
SX 2483 5187
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