Looe HOLIDAYS

Tight, narrow streets and a quaint harbour make Looe the quintessential Cornwall holiday destination.

The town is split into two with East and West Looe both providing different attractions for visitors. On the East side you’ll find a very family friendly beach that has wonderful facilities for all visitors to enjoy. The other side of the river provides a more rocky experience with plenty of opportunities for rock pooling fun. Being a working fishing port, the fish market kicks off in the morning and provides customers with freshly caught produce from the local waters. For anyone who wants to experience the waters first-hand, the dock at Looe gives you the chance to tour the bay in a number of different types of boats.

The harbour’s fishermen provide a lot of their goods to the local restaurants and bars, of which there are plenty for you to enjoy. A whole host of pubs that have delightful beer gardens litter the town and give you a chance to explore and enjoy the local businesses.

Looe is close to the home of Europe’s first artificial reef, HMS Scylla which provides a brilliant environment for fishing or diving. The reef attracts plenty of visitors each year and if you fancy a dive yourself, is well worth a go!

One of Looe’s most impressive times is New Year’s Eve. Revellers come from far and wide to enjoy the outstanding firework display celebrations in fancy dress and the town has become renowned all around the country for its festivities.

Featured Accommodation

  • Trelawne Manor Holiday Park

    Looe, Cornwall
  • Calico

    West Looe, Cornwall
  • Hannafore Point Hotel

    Looe, Cornwall
  • Lansallos
    A pretty, secluded and sheltered bay of Lansallos remains fairly quiet d... Visit website A pretty, secluded and sheltered bay of Lansallos remains fairly quiet due to lack of facilities and tricky access. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Looe
  • The Kart Centre
    Race up to 40mph around one of the top go-karting centres in the South W... Visit website Race up to 40mph around one of the top go-karting centres in the South West. With a huge 800metre track there're plenty of opportunites for overtaking with the safety of participants never being compromised. With smaller, slower karts for younger children, everyone can take part in a fun and safe environment. Type: Days out     Town: Menheniot
  • Castle Air helicopter flights
    Endulge yourself with a pleasure flight in a Bell 206 Jetranger helicopt... Visit website Endulge yourself with a pleasure flight in a Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter and enjoy spectacular views of the North Cornwall coast including Tintagel or Bodmin Moor. Prices from £650+Vat for a 30 minute flight. Type: Days out     Town: Liskeard
  • Porfell Wildlife Park
    There's a warm welcome at Animal Land for everyone who enjoys and apprec... Visit website There's a warm welcome at Animal Land for everyone who enjoys and appreciates animals and the countryside. Take a look at some familiar animals and some different ones too. Make close contact with rabbits, guinea pigs and goats, feed the ducks, chickens as well as exotic animals including Ring-tailed lemurs, Ostrich, Zebra and Meerkats. Type: Days out     Town: Liskeard
  • Polperro Beach
    Beyond the harbour at the pretty fishing village of Polperro, lays a sma... Visit website Beyond the harbour at the pretty fishing village of Polperro, lays a small sandy beach with a tidal pool below the cliffs. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Looe
  • Old Sail Loft Restaurant
    The Old Sail Loft Restaurant is located in one of the oldest buildings i... Visit website The Old Sail Loft Restaurant is located in one of the oldest buildings in Looe, still largely preserved in its original form, the cellar and loft are known to date back at least 450 years. The restaurant has a fine menu using Cornish produce and fish which is sourced and bought locally by their sister company SIMPLY FISH of Looe on the quay, where you can visit to see them preparing the fish for the restaurant after the daily auction. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Looe
  • Talland Bay
    A large rocky outcrop separates Talland Bay into two shingle beaches. Th... Visit website A large rocky outcrop separates Talland Bay into two shingle beaches. The west beach offers level access, while there are steps to the east beach. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Looe
  • Downderry Beach
    Low tide exposes rock pools at this grey sand and shingle beach. The eas... Visit website Low tide exposes rock pools at this grey sand and shingle beach. The eastern end of the beach is tricky to access and is used by nudists! Type: Beaches     Town: Near Looe
  • The Globe Inn
    The Globe Inn is a family run pub that has a traditional style pub menu ... Visit website The Globe Inn is a family run pub that has a traditional style pub menu with daily specials that is dog and child friendly. With a hard to beat Sunday Roast for under ten pounds this family pub is great value for money and hearty pub food. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Looe
  • East Looe Beach
    A large sandy beach backed by the town of Looe. The sea remains shallow ... A large sandy beach backed by the town of Looe. The sea remains shallow for some distance making it ideal for safe paddling and swimming. A beautiful family beach. Type: Beaches     Town: Looe
  • HMS Scylla Artificial Reef
    Diving Scylla is possible for experienced divers who have undergone the... Visit website Diving Scylla is possible for experienced divers who have undergone the training required for a dive that is this challenging. HMS Scylla was launched in 1968 and enjoyed 25 years of service in the Royal Navy before she was decommissioned. Now as an artificial reef Scylla has attracted 30,000 divers to the area. Type: Days out     Town: Looe
  • The Plough Restaurant and Bar
    The Plough is a Cornish pub with outstanding food that won the gold tast... Visit website The Plough is a Cornish pub with outstanding food that won the gold taste of the west award in 2012. The restaurant and bar is open from Monday to Sunday serving lunch and dinner. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Duloe
  • Couch's Great House Restaurant
    Couch’s Great House Restaurant is situated in the quaint fishing village... Visit website Couch’s Great House Restaurant is situated in the quaint fishing village of Polperro Cornwall. Opened in 2004 in the heart of the village, under the direction of Richard McGeown. The restaurant itself is an amalgam of Cornish old world charm with sophisticated Macintosh influenced modern furniture with wood burning style stoves. The environment is conducive for a relaxing and enjoyable evening out. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Polperro
  • Hayloft Restaurant
    A mix of both Italian and British cuisine makes an evening at The Haylof... Visit website A mix of both Italian and British cuisine makes an evening at The Hayloft in Liskeard one to remember. Serving up 'fresh twists on traditional dishes', Vito Dell Anno, the head chef is proud to bring you a great mix of generous portion sizes and the eloquence of fine dining. Type: Food & Drink     Town: Liskeard
  • Looe Golf Club
    Irrespective of whether you're attacking the front 9 or the back 9, the ... Visit website Irrespective of whether you're attacking the front 9 or the back 9, the starkly contrasting views that you get when playing a round at Looe Golf Club are bound to impress. With Dartmoor and the Tamar Estuary in one direction, while Looe Island and the English Channel stun you during your walk the other way if it wasn't for such a marvellous course you could be forgiven for forgetting you're even playing golf. Type: Days out     Town: Looe
  • The Monkey Sanctuary
    Open for half term 15th – 23rd February. From 1st March open weekends on... Visit website Open for half term 15th – 23rd February. From 1st March open weekends only. Open everyday (except Friday) from 1st April until 2nd November. The Monkey Sanctuary is open Good Friday) Open from 11am till 4.30pm, last admission at 4pm. The Monkey Sanctuary cares for four different species of monkeys; all rescued from the UK and international primate pet trades. Receive an intimate insight into a working sanctuary with keepers on hand all day to give informative talks on the residents and the charity’s wider work. Set in beautiful woodland overlooking the picturesque Cornish Coast, The Monkey Sanctuary has been offering a safe home for life to monkeys in need since 1964 Type: Days out     Town: Looe
  • Seaton Beach
    Located at the end the River Seaton valley, this grey sand beach is popu... Visit website Located at the end the River Seaton valley, this grey sand beach is popular with swimmers, surfers and families. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Looe
  • Millendreath Beach
    This sandy beach is largely covered at high tide, while low tide reveals... Visit website This sandy beach is largely covered at high tide, while low tide reveals numerous rock pools. Unfortunately, the area around the beach is currently derelict and there are therefore no facilities. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Looe
  • Adrenalin Quarry
    Adrenalin Quarry in Liskeard is the ultimate adventure day out in the so... Visit website Adrenalin Quarry in Liskeard is the ultimate adventure day out in the south of Cornwall. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix by taking park in a variety of activities that include the zipwire, coasteering, and the giant swing! Enjoy a fun, adrenaline-fuelled, and overall safe day out with Adrenalin Quarry. Type: Days out     Town: Liskeard
  • Lantivet Bay
    Just off the beaten track, Lantivet Bay is a quiet sandy and pebble beac... Just off the beaten track, Lantivet Bay is a quiet sandy and pebble beach that is mostly accessible when the tide is low. It’s a dog friendly beach visited mostly by athletic and active walkers. The bay is not suitable for swimming and can be dangerous. Toilets facilities and parking are in the Polrun car park 2 miles west of the bay. Type: Beaches     Town: Near Polperro