Why holiday in Looe?

Looe-love it or leave it?

Located in the South East corner of Cornwall, Looe is well positioned to explore all this dramatic coastline has to offer, including three hundred miles of the South West coastal path.

A bustling harbour town, complete with independent shops, cafes and plenty of eateries, the neighbouring colourful properties hug the hillside above, making for an inviting welcome as you embark on your Cornish holiday.

Head to the quayside and call in at Looe Harbour Heritage centre, known as The Sardine Factory, complete with premium fish restaurant, cafe and indoor climbing facility.

Hit the southerly coastal path and discover Talland Bay, (complete with coastal coffee shop) and journey on to be greeted by the charming streets of Polperro, where a water taxi can be picked up in the harbour for a breath taking boat ride back down the coast to Looe harbour. 

Beyond Polperro sits Lansallos Cove, a quiet hidden gem, complete with bubbling stream for cooling off those tired feet after a hard days walking and the ideal spot to enjoy a picnic.

A short drive North up the coast will take you to Seaton where a leisurely stroll down the long beach leads to Downderry- a sun-downer on the sea-view deck at the aptly named Inn on the Shore is a must. Continue driving and you will be rewarded with the beautiful beach at Tregonhawke, which looks out on to Whitsand Bay and north to Rame Head. It is a long, and fairly steep descent down to the beach but we think it is worth it for a stroll along the golden sands!

Lastly, if cooking is not on the agenda after a busy day of sightseeing we recommend a Takeaway fish and chips from The Coddy Shack on the outskirts of Looe, or sample a more traditional Italian experience at Papa Ninos. If however, holidays can only mean seafood-then we suggest an evening at The Old Sail Loft a specialist fish and steak restaurant, nestled into one of the oldest buildings in Looe. 

So whilst these are just a few highlights, there is a lot to love about holidaying in Looe.

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