EXPLORE WEST LOOE
With the main town in East Looe we often forget to go exploring over the bridge but here’s just a few reasons why everyone should cross the river.
Catch the ferry
A must for any visit to Looe, there’s nothing better than catching the ferry across to West Looe. When the tide’s right the ferry departs from the Fish Quay in East Looe and crosses to the small church.
Walk the South West Coastal Path
If you walk through West Looe you’ll eventually reach Hannafore and join the South West Coast Path. Walk for miles on the stunning Cornish coast or simply take a leisurely stroll to Talland Bay.
Portbyhan for Roast
Right on the Quayside over looking the river The Portbyhan Hotel is the place to grab a Sunday roast. A traditional carvery with a choice of meats, seasonal vegetables and a sweet treat to finish, it’s the perfect way to idle away Sunday afternoon.
For more than 20 years locals and holidaymakers alike would look out for Looe’s one-eyed grey seal ‘Nelson’ as he made Looe harbour his home until he died in 2003. Built by internationally renowned sculptor Suzie Marsh, and sitting at the entrance of the harbour a bronze sculpture of ‘Nelson’ is a fitting tribute to Looe’s famous seal.
Enjoy Cornish Ale in the Jolly Sailor
One of the oldest pubs in the UK and affectionately known as the Jolly by the locals, it has been a place of rest and recreation for seafarers and travellers for centuries. Enjoy Cornish ale or if you’re brave enough, stay, but be warned many Cornish books and stories report that the historic rooms of the Jolly are haunted…
Relax at the Hannafore Point Hotel Spa
Need to sit back, relax and recharge The Hannafore Point Hotel’s Wave Spa is the place for you. Whether you just want a day by the pool or fancy treating yourself to an indulging massage you’ll feel like a million dollars by the time you leave.
See what’s on at the Quayside Centre
Hosting a variety of craft fairs, markets, festivals and live performances all year round the Quayside Centre is a great place to discover Looe. To see what’s on during your visit check out the Quayside Centre’s Facebook page.
Pop into the Riverside Church
Celebrating its Jubilee in 2016, Riverside Church was founded by Sir Harry Trelawny, and became the first chapel in Looe. Riverside has the largest seating capacity of any building at sea level in Looe and it’s excellent acoustics means as well as its regular Sunday service it’s used for a variety of concerts throughout the year.
Book your next visit with Cornish Horizons
If your holiday is drawing to end and you can’t wait to get your next visit in the diary pop in and see Cornish Horizons at their West Looe Office. They’ve got some beautiful holiday cottages in the heart of the fishing port suitable for any occasion.