Port Nadler Bay, Looe


Location

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.

Directions

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.

Facilities

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.

2 thoughts on “Port Nadler Bay, Looe

  1. During the recent warm weather a visit was made to Port Nadler. After a pleasant stroll of 15 minutes I reached the beach down the steps. There was one textile couple just after the steps so I walked to the far end of the beach to strip off. Whilst they were some 200 m away the couple seemed interested in my activity. after sun bathing for a little while, I walked down to the sea but unfortunately it was too cold with too much sea weed to swim, so returned to my spot to continue naked sun bathing. it was interesting that at this point the male stood up and stripped off for a few minutes but then sat down and replaced his shorts which seemed a pity. I had a very enjoyable couple of hours in the sun in this lovely spot. During this time some four more people visited the beach but did not seem bothered by my naked form. it was just a pity there were no other naturists whilst I was there.

  2. 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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