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Local Attractions

  • Looe's main beach offers soft golden sand and safe swimming, making it perfect for families with children. The beach is easily accessible from Captain's House which is only a two-minute walk away.

  • Looe Marine Conservation Group run regular rockpool rambles for kids of all ages.

  • Looe has a long harbour wall that is the perfect spot for catching crabs. 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

  • A visit to Looe Museum, housed in the old Guildhall, reveals a collection of smuggling memorabilia, the town’s railway heritage and some wonderful model boats.

  • Why not try a walking tour of the historic sites of Looe? A free brochure is available on the Visit Looe website (Click here)

  • The newly opened Sardine Factory Heritage Centre at West Looe tells the story of Looe's maritime heritage.

  • Take a trip out to Looe Island, which was once a holy pilgrimage site, but nowadays is a sanctuary for rare plants and wildlife, including a grey seal population.

  • Looe is frequently listed as being among the top 5 places in the UK to celebrate New Year and thousands of revellers flock to the town dressed in fabulous costumes to bring in the new year.

  • Fishing is big business in the town and visitors can try their hand with a rod and line on organized mackerel fishing trips close to the shore or for bigger game, you can take a boat and head down to meet the Gulf Stream 25 miles out to sea.

  • Apes and monkeys rescued from all over the world are looked after at The Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary just four miles from Looe.

  • Explore the South West Coastal Path. Head east to Seaton (about 4 miles) or west to Polperro (about 5 miles)

  • The world-renowned Eden Project with its tropical rainforest and Mediterranean biomes is only a 40-minute drive away

  • The Welcome to Looe & Polperro website (Click here) and the Visit Looe website (Click here) have a lot of information on things to see and do in the area.

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