This quaint fishing port huddles around the East Looe River and is a constant hub of activity. Looe is found at one end of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty running from Par then inland along the River Fowey to St Winnow. Nearby you will also find Rame Head AONB which takes in the 800-acre Mount Edgcumbe Park and the quaint villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. You can also enjoy the nearby beaches at Port Wrinkle along Whitsand Bay which is great for surfing and wreck diving on the HMS Scylla.
Why visit Looe?
Looe is a vibrant seaside town, more than suitable if you’re in search of a quiet and relaxing getaway or for a somewhere to entertain the whole family. Famous for its fantastic range of eateries, it is surrounded by some of Cornwall's most stunning countryside. Not only are there plenty of lovely restaurants, cafes and tea rooms but nearby you will find some top attractions and scenery to explore.
Things to do in Looe
East Looe beach provides the perfect setting for a family day out, so make sure you pack your buckets and spaces because the sand at this beach is great for making sandcastles! At the western edge of the beach, you will find the Banjo Pier; the west side is a bit more secluded and full of rock pools to clamber over. Take a boat to Looe Island which is home to a nature reserve, open to the public between Easter and September.
Why stay in a Looe cottage?
Many of our cottages in Looe enjoy impressive sea views and are within reach of its quaint and lively town centre. If you are looking to have an authentic Cornish experience, then Looe is one of the friendliest and prettiest towns to escape to on the South Coast. There’s so much to see and do, and we offer cottages to appeal to touring families of all sizes, from large cottages to luxury properties.
Three must-see places to visit in Looe
- At the Purely Cornish Farm shop and Deli you can sample the very best of local produce and buy something to take home as a memento
- Take a boat trip to the nature reserve on St George’s Island and enjoy the breath-taking views from Prawle Point in Devon and to the Lizard Peninsula
- Surrounded by Grade I-listed gardens, Mount Edgcumbe house is found within the 865 acre Country Park on the Rame Peninsula