Visit Looe in Cornwall
Looe is located in the lovely area of southeast Cornwall. It can be easily reached by the M5 / A38 and is served by a scenic branch line of British Rail from Liskeard, whilst National Express Coaches to Plymouth connect with coaches to Looe. Only a quarter of a mile from the beach is St George's Island, once a popular landing place for smugglers. Visitors today can enjoy its unspoiled beauty.
The beautiful City of Plymouth is only 23 miles away. The place is a tourist getaway. Looe is an excellent centre from which to explore all of Cornwall and a good part of Devon. The beautiful twin rivers of East and West Looe meet and pass under a fine seven-arched stone bridge that connects the two towns.
A visit to Looe is like a treat for the tastebuds for the place has it share of interesting restaurants and diners. Stay in one of the fine self-catering holiday cottages, holiday apartments, and bed & breakfast accommodations and you’ll feel like you never left home. The local residents of Looe, Cornwall consider their place a host to the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain for the available fishing activities and establishments that cater to fishing. Indeed, Looe is a haven for fishing enthusiasts.
Looe has a rail service in Liskeard. It travels along the East Looe River and through the Looe Valley to Liskeard where is a national rail service. The fishing village with quaint old buildings, twisting streets, smugglers taverns and Cornwall's finest restaurants, are a great treat for travelers and tourists who love to experience a genuine Cornish culture.
On September 2 to 7, the town of Looe will be celebrating its third Dehwelans Festival. People do not have to look farther for old fashioned seaside holiday where the sun, sand and sea come into play. All they have to do is visit any of the sites in Looe, and wonderful beaches and shallow seas will unfold before their very eyes. Looe, with its wonderful sandy beach and shallow seas, plus a wealth of rock pools, await adults and children to investigate.
The safe bay and estuary are a favorite of some tourists, most especially of water sports enthusiasts, sailing in their motorboat in the clear waters of Looe. Activities of the fishing fleet are a constant fascination to all, whether it is landing the day's catch or the excitement of weighing in the game fish at the National Shark Angling Club of Great Britain headquarters. Share in the fun and excitement of the colorful scenery as fishermen haul in their catch from the fishing fleet in the harbour quay of Looe. You can roam around the banjo pier on sunny days and get lost in the local color, although on stormy weather it has its own tragic tales and it would be the last place in Looe you would want to be.
Go back in history and step on the Old Guildhall, which is one of Looe’s oldest buildings dating back to 1500. Ever heard of the seagulls in Looe? Wind up your visit to Looe by seeing the immaculately groomed seagulls on the island and you will have a treasured memory for life.