8 reasons to visit Looe

The Food

Looe is bursting with restaurants and food shops. From Cornish cream teas and traditional pasties to freshly caught seafood and Tanner Brother fish and chips, you’ll find something to tickle your taste buds.

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Steeped in historic fishing character Looe is the perfect place to give angling a go. Whether your fishing for crabs off the quayside or catching mackerel out to sea, there is a challenge for everyone. During the season there are many boats offering deep sea fishing trips or you can even spend a couple of hours hunting sharks off the Eddystone Rocks.

The Beach

Offering a touch of nostalgia from the heyday of British seaside holidaying, East Looe beach gets you digging out your bucket and spade and enjoying a paddle in the sea.


From smugglers tales and fishing stories even the fishing port’s architecture is steeped in historic character with it’s own story to tell. Visit Looe Museum for a peak into the town’s history.

Looe Island

Just off the mainland, St George’s Island as it’s also known, is a haven for wildlife. Take a guided tour of the nature reserve to explore its wildlife and heritage. Visits can only be made on official trips between Easter and September so get yours booked up here.


If you’re planning a leisurely stroll or an all day ramble, Looe’s coastal paths offer beautiful scenery and spectacular views of the beach and harbour town from the cliff tops.

Banjo Pier

Designed by Joseph Thomas, Looe’s famous Banjo Pier was the first of it’s kind. Built to enable trading ships to enter the harbour. Today, the structure offers visitors the chance to see the town from a different angle.

The Looe Valley Line

One of the most scenic railway lines in Cornwall the Looe valley Line begins its journey in wooded valleys before offering panoramic views of the water as it follows the East Looe River into town.

Whether you’re into fishing or walking, holiday parks or hotels check out our Looe Guide for more inspiration.