The coastal town of Looe is an ideal destination for an escape to the South West coast. Its name is derived from the old Cornish language as Looe roughly translates into 'deep water inlet'. With its traditional shops, restaurants and attractions, this is a location where you can really experience the authentic Cornish seaside atmosphere. Joined by a seven arched bridge that was built in 1853, East and West Looe face off either side of the Looe River.
Famous for its fishing harbour, fishing is still at the heart of Looe. It has a busy fleet and thriving fish market, with catch heading off to fishmongers and restaurant all over Cornwall after each tide. You can have a go yourself too if you like the taste of fresh mackerel. Day fishing boats will take you out for a chance to cast your line. You could even go for something bigger on a shark fishing trip – for tagging only – or go for tiddlers and crabs from the harbour wall.
Looe has a fine beach next to the harbour entrance in East Looe. It’s a lovely stretch of sand with its own beachfront and eateries. As you’d expect, fish is almost always on the menu. Are you hungry yet?