You tell us: things to do when staying in Looe with the family

Looe

We asked our Facebook group for tips on things to see and do when staying in and around Looe with the family. Here are their recommendations, feel free to add your own suggestions...we'd love to hear from you.

East Looe Beach

This is a family friendly beach, perfect for swimming, building sandcastles, enjoying an ice cream and more. It is close to Looe Town Centre making it easy for you to have a wander through the shops and you can then enjoy the local cafes and restaurants. 

Phil says: Go to the beach with buckets and spades. Go fishing with a bait catcher, go crabbing. Hours of fun and no cost!

Maddie agrees: ‘The beach is lovely’

Hannafore Beach

On the west side of the town, not as sandy as East Looe beach but great for rockpooling. There's also a couple of cafe's for refreshments.

Emma said: We saw lots and lots of little crabs!

Mandy Says: ‘My son loved just mooching about Looe and exploring on the beach and in the rock pools. He was 5..’

Looe Museum

A small museum telling the history of the town through the ages. New exhibitions for 2021 tell the story of Looe Island.

Chester said: 'I liked dressing up as the judge and sending dad to jail'

A visit to Polperro  

A beautiful fishing village and harbour, which neighbours Looe, where you can spend your time exploring the narrow winding streets and lanes with a variety of eclectic shops and great places to dine.

Sylvia says: ‘Pop into Polperro, some lovely places to eat , Blue Peter Inn and load more. It's a little fishing village, beautiful it is’

Tara agrees: ‘Polperro is my favorite place’

Take the Ferry from Polruan to Fowey

Drive along the lanes to the pretty village of Polruan and catch the passenger ferry over to Fowey. Enjoy window shopping and soak up the atmosphere of the town that inspired Daphne DuMaurier. 

Mark recommends ‘Walk out to Readymoney Cove and the castle'

Sasha says: ‘Catch the ferry to Fowey and eat at Sam’s, very laid back and child friendly’

Talland Bay

Situated midway between Looe and Polperro, this small beach is the perfect stop. It is ideal for children to enjoy rock pooling and there are small coves to explore along with natural tidal pools.

Jennifer says:Talland bay is great for rock pooling’

Monkey Sanctuary 

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. They offer a great day out for the whole family along with the monkey sanctuary there’s also a play area and wildlife gardens to enjoy.

Sue Says: ‘This place went down very well with all the family’

Visit Looe Island

Reached by boat from the quayside at Looe, this nature reserve is an oasis of peace and quiet and a great place to see seals without disturbing them.

Ruth says: The boys loved the boat trip and being on an island.

Mt Edgcumbe Country Park

About 50 mins drive from Looe, this country park offers so much space to explore and enjoy that a single visit is never enough.

Andy says: Well worth the drive, we had a great time exploring the parkland and woods, we even saw some deer before the kids scared them away!

Emma says: We loved the frizzbee Golf!