Looe is a small coastal town and fishing port located in Cornwall, Southwest England. Divided into two distinct parts – East Looe and West Looe – by the Looe River, this picturesque town is known for its stunning landscapes, historic charm, and maritime heritage.

Looe is a popular destination for tourists seeking a blend of coastal beauty, maritime history, and a relaxed atmosphere. Its charm lies in its scenic views, traditional character, and range of activities available for visitors.

Scenic Beauty: The town is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and boasts beautiful coastal views, including cliffs, beaches, and the harbour.

Fishing Port: Historically, Looe has been a traditional fishing port, and today it still maintains a fishing industry, with visitors often enjoying freshly caught seafood from the local fish market served in local restaurants in Looe.

Harbour: The harbour area is a focal point of the town, offering boat trips, fishing excursions, and a bustling atmosphere with its mix of fishing boats and pleasure craft.

Beaches: Looe has two main beaches, East Looe Beach and Hannafore Beach, both offering opportunities for relaxation, dog friendly beach walks, and water-based activities.

Old Town & Quaint Streets: The narrow streets of Looe's old town are lined with charming shops, restaurants, and dog friendly pubs. Wandering through these streets gives visitors a glimpse into the town's history and character.

Looe Island: Also known as St. George's Island, it lies a short distance from the town and is a nature reserve managed by Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Boat trips are available for visitors interested in exploring the island.

Events & Festivals: Looe hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including the Looe Music Festival, the Looe Carnival, and the Looe Raft Race, attracting both locals and tourists.

Outdoor Activities: The surrounding area offers opportunities for hiking along the Southwest Coast Path, fishing, birdwatching, and other outdoor pursuits. Also readily available are excellent water-sports facilities, fishing, diving, boat trips and boat hire, championship golf courses, pony trekking and a plethora of National Trust houses and gardens.

Parking: With car parks located on both sides of Looe, there are plently of options for parking your vehicle in Looe.

Attractions: For a full list of places to visit whilst on your stay with us in Looe, please see our Things to do in Looe page.

About South East Cornwall

Cornwall with its dramatic coastline and romantic history has long held a place of special affection in the hearts of British holiday makers and foreign visitors alike. The rugged coastline and superb beaches combine to offer some of the most glorious scenery to be found in these islands.

Inland too the rugged moors and softer country lanes offer endless opportunities for further exploration and on those cloudier days the Eden Project, Falmouth National Maritime Museum and the Tate at St. Ives offer splendid under cover diversions.

The National Trust is also well represented in Cornwall with miles of unspoiled coastline and many fine houses and gardens open to the public. The many other gardens in Cornwall are a special delight in the spring when they provide a blaze of dramatic colours.

Also readily available are excellent water-sports facilities, fishing, diving, and boat hire, championship golf courses and pony trekking. For wet days the city of Plymouth is only a half hour away with Truro just about an hours drive. The north Cornish coast - Padstow, St.Ives etc can also be reached in about an hour.