Popular with visitors since the latter part of the 19th century, Looe remains a buzzing coastal town, with all the amenities that a tourist could want, in the southeast of Cornwall. Being only twenty miles west of Plymouth, Looe is easily accessible, and a favourite with families as a base from which to explore this area of the county.
Divided by the River Looe and nestling on steep hillsides, the town is made up of two parts, East Looe and West Looe. A pretty place, with bridge connecting East and West, Looe is a little less sophisticated than the likes of nearby Fowey and Polperro. However, that’s all part of the appeal for many - it’s a good old-fashioned seaside resort, where fish and chips, amusement arcades, and bucket and spades are all part of the offering. With a good stock of accommodations, restaurants, and shops, and a selection of nearby beaches, Looe is a great location from which to explore this sometimes-overlooked corner of the county.