Looe is a beautiful coastal town in Cornwall, England, known for its picturesque harbour, sandy beaches, and charming narrow streets. When it comes to car parking in Looe, here’s some information you might find useful: Blue Badge holders may also find additional parking conveniences in Looe.

Car parking is at a premium in Looe, many of the holiday properties that we let out have parking available outside of the property. For those where there is not a facility to park directly outside the property, some will have a reserved parking space in a local car park a short walk from the property available for guests to use. (You will have to display a pass in your car, which will be found along with full instructions when you arrive). You can usually stop outside or close to the property for unloading and to collect the pass.

If there is no parking included or you are simply taking a day trip into Looe, there are various options available to you, including the largest car park, the Millpool Car Park in West Looe, which offers a guaranteed parking space with its 964 spaces.

Street Parking in East Looe

There are limited street parking options available throughout Looe near the town centre, but these spaces can be competitive, especially during peak times. Make sure to check signage for any parking restrictions or time limits.

Car Parks near Looe Harbour

There are several car parks located near Looe Harbour, which is a popular area for visitors. They include the Bridge End Car Park, Riverside, and the Millpool Car Park, the largest car park and a long stay car park with nearly 1000 spaces, designed for visitors planning extended stays.

Notably, the Millpool operates as a pay on exit car park, allowing visitors to conveniently pay upon leaving, which simplifies the parking process for those staying longer. 

These car parks can fill up quickly, especially during the peak tourist season. Additionally, there's a smaller car park situated between the surgery and a petrol station on the A387 in Looe, which tends to fill up quickly during busier months, offering a strategic choice for visitors.

The Bridge End Car Park is a short stay car park, so we would advise using the Millpool if you are staying overnight.

If you are planning to use the Millpool during your stay, you are able to buy a weekly season ticket for £26.30. This will need to be purchased in advance of your stay.

To purchase a weekly season ticket please follow this link https://cornwall-app.zatpermit.com/app/locations/marker/96

Please note that you need to create an account from the top right-hand corner of the page. When you have created an account, you will then be able to select the weekly ticket.

Car Parks in Looe Harbour

Parking in West Looe

For those exploring or staying in West Looe, West Looe offers a variety of parking facilities, including free on-street parking at Hannafore on Marine Drive. However, please note spaces may be difficult to find during busy times, and you may have to use the Millpool Car Park.

Located near the town entrance, the Millpool Car Park is not only the largest in the town but also conveniently situated for easy access to West Looe's attractions. Its strategic location near the town centre makes West Looe an attractive option for visitors, emphasizing the ease of access to local attractions and the quick filling of these spaces during busier months highlights the high demand.

Looe Parking Fees & Car Park Payment Methods

Parking fees vary depending on the location and duration of your stay. It's advisable to check the latest parking tariffs to ensure you have the correct change or payment method.

Most car parks in Looe accept various payment methods, including cash, card payments, and mobile apps. Make sure to have the appropriate payment ready when you park.


Some car parks in Looe offer accessible parking spaces for visitors with disabilities. These spaces are usually located close to amenities and attractions. Additionally, Blue Badge holders benefit from designated parking spaces and, unlike in Pay on Exit car parks, are entitled to an extra hour of parking time, ensuring they have ample time to enjoy Looe's offerings.

Electric Car Charging Points

Looe offers public electric car charging stations at The Millpool Car Park and also in Pearns Car Park in West Looe.

EV Charging Stations Map | Carwow
Useful tool for finding the nearest charging point.

Luggage Services

If you are staying in the town and you do not feel confident to drive through the streets you can arrange for Pete at Looe Luggage Services to collect your luggage with his quad bike and trailer and can take it to your holiday home for a set cost of £8.

You can message him on Facebook or call or message him on 07810 644449. It is helpful for Pete if you can book him a little in advance. Please note cash payments only.

Getting Around Looe

There is also a land train which runs approximately every 30 minutes from the Millpool car park to the beach front. The cost for a single journey to or from the Millpool car park is £2.00 (an all-day pass is £5.00).

The land train is a fun experience, often with themed decoration through the year. For further updates visit their facebook page Facebook

For further information on different ways to get around Looe, please read our guide.

Local Taxi’s in Looe

There is a taxi rank next to the bridge where you can pick up a taxi at pretty much anytime.

If you want to book, the following taxi companies can help and have cars which will accommodate larger parties:

Crystal Cars – 01503 263636 (up to 6 people)

Scenic Cars – 07790 886137 (up to 7 people)

Sarah’s Cabs – 01503 265688 (up to 8 people)

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  Published on 29 April 2024 By Helena Jaycock