About South East Cornwall
South East Cornwall can offer a slower pace of life, and the area often gets drawn in comparisons with the Mediterranean.
Now that might sound like a bold statement to make, but this part of Cornwall does have many similarities. Golden sands, maritime climate, strong fishing communities, and spectacular scenery. The coastline and sea in South East Cornwall differs greatly from the northern coastline, in the north the Atlantic Sea batters and bruises the coastline, but here the sea is calmer, and the coastline is sheltered.
One on South East Cornwall’s hotspots is the delightful town of Looe. 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. The towns certainly don’t eyeball each other across the river, they complement each other with their differing quirks, and both boast popular beaches. East Looe beach is fantastic for families with its safe swimming, golden sand and Banjo Pier which is certainly one of a kind. 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.
Another of South East Cornwall’s most visited destinations is the quaint fishing village of Polperro. A maze of lanes and alleyways all lead 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. 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.