Looe

Discover Looe 

The seaside town of Looe keeps visitors entertained all year round and is still very much a working fishing port.  Start your day early and you can watch the day’s catch being auctioned on the quay and pick up some fresh fish for yourself. From the large car parks level streets snake their way to the beach near the town’s banjo-shaped pier passing a mix of shops many of which are located in buildings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Looe is famous for its food and many eateries in the town serve up award winning fare from fish and chips near the river to gourmet menus in smart restaurants perched on the hill overlooking the harbour. As fishing is big business in the town visitors too can try their hand with a rod and line on organised mackerel fishing trips close to the shore or for big game hunters, you can take a boat and head down to meet the Gulf Stream 25 miles out to sea to seek out crafty blue sharks.
 
Things to do in Looe

  • Looe’s main beach is easily accessible from the town’s car parks. Whatever the time of year, grab a hot drink or an ice cream, sit on the soft sand and build a castle
  • A visit to Looe Museum reveals a collection of smuggling memorabilia, the town’s railway heritage and some wonderful model boats housed in one of the oldest buildings in the town 
  • Looe Marine Conservation Group gives access to many resources including a what's on listing for wildlife events and a new range of leaflets which encourage visitors to discover, explore and learn about rockpooling, crabbing, snorkelling, bird watching, fishing and visiting Looe Island 
  • Apes and monkeys rescued from all over the world are looked after by dedicated staff at The Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary four miles from Looe. A fascinating and informative refuge for troubled primates
  • Looe has a long harbour wall that stretches up to the Victorian bridge and is perfect for catching crabs from. A line, a small bucket, a piece of bacon and a bit of patience is all you need to keep the kids entertained for hours 
  • Take a trip out to Looe Island, once a holy pilgrimage site, nowadays it's a sanctuary for rare plants and wildlife. It’s here you’ll find a large grey seal population sunbathing on the rocks and doing all manner of cute things as you observe them from a bobbing boat.
  • Said by the Times to be in the top 4 places in the UK to celebrate New Year, thousands of revellers flock to Looe dressed in an array of fabulous costumes. Plenty of bonhomie topped off with a fantastic firework display on the seafront. 

Useful Looe links

Looe Tourist Information Centre
Whats on in Looe
Things to do in Looe
Looe holiday accommodation
Looe hotels
Looe B&Bs
Looe camping
Looe caravan sites
Looe holiday parks
Looe self catering
Looe cottages
Looe beaches

Make your journey part of the adventure. Beat the traffic and enjoy glorious estuary views on the scenic Looe Valley Line (Liskeard-Looe).
Looe Festival of the Sea,What's on, Cornwall

4 Jun 2017
South Coast > Looe
One big day of watery fun with the Festival of the Sea and the Great Looe Raft Race all taking place in and around the picturesque port of Looe.
Seafront & Quaysides,
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Seafront & Quaysides,
Looe Lugger Regatta, Cornwall, 2017

9 Jun 2017 to 11 Jun 2017
South Coast > Looe
This bi-annual regatta in the busy seaside town of Looe is a celebration of the area’s fishing heritage. Traditional Luggers, two masted sailing boats once common along the coasts of England and France, head to the historical port for the regatta. 
Looe Lugger Regatta
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Looe
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Looe Lugger Regatta
Looe Carnival, What's on, South Cornwall

30 Jul 2017 to 5 Aug 2017
South Coast > Looe
The highlight of the Looe Lions' calendar with a week of events that appeal to everyone. Entertainment for the whole family is guaranteed as the busy seaside town gears up for seven days of fun
Venues throughout Looe
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Looe
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Venues throughout Looe
South East Cornwall Walking Festival, Cornwall

10 Sep 2017 to 18 Sep 2017
Looe > Polperro
Join like-minded people for an established walking festival that takes in seaside villages, rural hamlets, wooded valleys and high moorland. 
South East Cornwall Walking Festival
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Looe
Cornwall
South East Cornwall Walking Festival
Looe Music Festival, Looe, South Cornwall, Cornwall

29 Sep 2017 to 1 Oct 2017
South Coast > Looe
Celebration of live music in beautiful Looe taking place in various locations. Over 40 bands playing on 3 music stages, from jazz and easy listening to folk, indie and rock.
Looe Music Festival
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Looe
Cornwall
Looe Music Festival

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