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Looe Cornwall

Looe Cornwall

The fishing port of Looe Cornwall is split into East Looe and West Looe, each sitting either side of the estuary at the bottom of the valley. The houses cling to the steep valley side and make you wonder how they were ever built there. Looe Cornwall is still a fishing port and so there is plenty of opportunity to try the fresh local fish. East Looe and West Looe are only a short walk apart across the bridge or even quicker boat ride and so it is easily possible to go between the two. View Looe Cornwall picture gallery.

West Looe Cornwall is the smaller and quieter of the two places and has a few shops, places to get food and drink and plenty of benches looking over the estuary towards East Looe making it an interesting place to sit and relax. If you fancy a stroll there is a nice path along the harbour side leading from the village of Looe out towards the sea. Along the way you will pass the statue of Nelson the seal, who is described on the plaque as being 'a splendid ambassador for his species'. Nelson was a distinctive 'one-eyed' and scarred bull grey seal and who was a familiar site in the harbour for 25 years, 'making Looe Island his home, Looe harbour his dining room and the fishermen, locals and visitors his companions'.

East Looe Cornwall is the commercial centre of the two, with shops, places to eat, lots of bakeries selling Cornish pasties, banks, estate agents and a small supermarket. Looe Cornwall has some different and individual shops on the high street. One of my favourites and a must see is The March Hare which specialises in vintage and retro pre-loved and new clothes and accessories (well behaved dogs welcomed with a pat).

There is a beach at East Looe which is a reasonable size at low tide, shrinking as the tide comes in. Along the side of the beach are large stone steps which are a good place to sunbathe and a small promenade with places to sit, a couple of cafes / take-aways (for a Cornish Cream Tea), the Lifeboat Station and in the summer a small roundabout. Unfortunately Looe beach does not allow dogs at any time of the year and so Looe is not the best place to visit with your dog.

Facilities are good at both East Looe Cornwall and West Looe Cornwall with plenty of parking, public toilets, shops and eateries. There is even an amusement arcade and small lake with pedaloes to hire by the car park. You can also catch the train to Looe from Liskeard and enjoy the pretty railway journey. Nearby Kilminorth Woods are also nice for a walk.

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From Looe Cornwall nearby places to visit the picturesque harbour village of Polperro Cornwall or slightly further away Fowey and Lostwithiel.


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