Port Nadler Bay, Looe


Latitude: 50°33’99.7″N
Longitude: 04°47’14.0″W
OS Grid: SX242516

Very few people know about this one.

There will be some who won’t thank us for featuring this unknown beach owned by the National Trust. There are many secluded coves around Cornwall which are used by naturists where one may feel reasonably safe to remove one’s clothes. One that does deserve a special mention, however, is the beach at Port Nadler Bay between Looe and Talland (SX242516).

Not only is it very beautiful but it is secluded, sheltered and is safe for swimming. The coast path runs quite high up above the beach and the vegetation blocks the view from walkers. Unfortunately, the high cliffs block out the late afternoon sun but you can always move further along between the rocks.


Be prepared for a longish walk to get there as you can only reach this secluded cove on foot. Park your car at the far end of Hannafore (SX252522) and walk through the kissing gate at the end of the road. After half a mile or so the path climbs some steps.

There’s no sign post, but there is steep but safe access via National Trust steps. It’s shingly, clean and sheltered by high cliffs. In all, it’s a beautiful spot.

After these, look out for the path on the left down to the beach.


There are no facilities so take plenty of food and drink if you are planning a long stay.

Dogs on leads are permitted on the beach all year.

One thought on “Port Nadler Bay, Looe

  1. I do not consider myself to be a nudist or naturist but I cannot help stripping off in this spot when the hot sun is beating down on me. I have frequently seen other naturists in Portnadler Bay but generally, you will only see occasional locals, even in the height of summer.

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