What to do in Cornwall. Looe and Polperro Visitor Attractions
The twin towns of East and West Looe face each other across the river and are joined by a bridge with 7 arches dating back to the early 19th century. East Looe beach is fantastic for families with its safe swimming, golden sand and Banjo Pier.
West Looe beach, (Hannafore) boasts extensive rock pools, panoramic views across to St. George.s Island and Looe bay. Fancy an all day wreck fishing trip, or just a 1/2 hour zoom around the bay in a speed boat? Alternatively, how about taking a glass bottom boat trip around St. George's Island? All is at hand when you visit the delightful town of Looe, with its endless stream of traditional pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops. Looe offers something for everyone, be it couples wanting to get away from it all. or a much needed family holiday. Whether holidaying in the Summer or Winter, Looe offers the perfect holiday atmosphere.
A maze of lanes and alleyways all leading down to a truly picturesque and unspoilt harbour, still a working port where at high tide, fishermen unload their catch. There are shops and art and crafts galleries, together with good pubs and restaurants aplenty. For those of you who enjoy walking and taking in breathtaking views, there is a wonderful walk along the coastal path to Looe, passing through Talland Bay en route. Polperro also being perfect for romantic weekends or treasured family breaks. Fishing trips and scenic boat trips to Fowey are also available. Polperro retains the true character and charm of a traditional fishing village and is truly a slice of Cornish beauty.
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PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE AREA
THE EDEN PROJECT
The 8th wonder of the world! The Eden Project is an astounding piece of architecture. Within a 45 minute drive, situated on the outskirts of St. Austell.
Go to www.edenproject.com
THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN
Situated just outside of Mevagissey, near St. Austell. Considered one of the most mysterious estates in England. You can spend a full day or more exploring the Lost Gardens and Wider Estate.
Go to www.heligan.com
PORFELL ANIMAL PARK
Porfell is more than just a wildlife park, it.s a sanctuary, providing a home to animals from the wild and exotic places on earth.
Go to www.porfellanimalland.co.uk
WHITSAND BAY GOLF COURSE
Nestling between Crafthole and the sea at Portwrinkle you would be hard pressed to find a course anywhere in the country with such dramatic coastal views.
Go to www.whitsandbaygolf.co.uk/wbggolfbreaks.htm
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
Whatever your age or knowledge, this world class landmark on Falmouth's harbour front, is a gateway to the maritime world. An experience as alive as the sea.
Go to www.nmmc.co.uk
With its cobbled courtyard, beamed ceilings, roaring log fires and real ales, Jamaica Inn.s friendly, warm atmosphere welcomes you at any time of the year. Steeped in history, made famous by the acclaimed writer Daphne Du Maurier.s novel of the same name.
Go to www.jamaicainn.co.uk
Offers everything you would expect to find in a city.
Go to www.thisisplymouth.co.uk
RYA Centre for beginners, intermediate and advanced divers.
Go to www.scubatravel.com/learn/UKcentres/SouthWest/LooeDivers/LooeDivers.html
For details of all the National Trust gardens and local heritage in the area.
Go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk
SOUTH WEST COAST PATH
The official guide to the South West.s coast path.
Go to www.nationaltrail.co.uk/southwestcoastpath
Inside is a wealth of artefacts and information on so many aspects of Looe's history, from the 2000 year old tin ingot to the "tin" helmet of more recent wars. Sit in judgement on the bench, peer at the prisoners in the cells, find out about the awful loss of the first Eddystone lighthouse in 1703......................"
Go to www.eastlooetowntrust.co.uk/page-04.php
We are pleased to be featured in The Good Holiday Cottage Guide - a personalised directory of holiday cottages in the UK.
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