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


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’

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

Fowey is located at the west side of the Fowey estuary. The area offers fantastic walking and cycling and have some beautiful beaches. It’s close to some of Cornwall's top attractions including The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Mary recommends ‘Drive to Polruan and catch the little ferry over to Fowey’

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

Eden Project

If you're visiting as a family, you'll receive a warm welcome at Eden. They cater for kids of all ages with high-quality facilities, innovative play equipment and a fun-packed calendar of seasonal events designed to entertain and educate throughout the year.

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

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’

Cath recommends: ‘The smugglers cove BBQ at Talland Bay is fab, stunning scenery and gorgeous food’

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!


Do you have any recommendations for things to do around Cornwall when staying in Looe? Let us know by commenting in the Facebook box below.