Looe is a small coastal town situated on the river Looe in South East Cornwall.

A bridge spans the river, East Looe with it's sandy beach has more shops than West Looe which has the rocky foreshore at Hannafore.

Looe centres around it's tidal harbour and traditional fishing port, a busy fish market sells fish caught by the fleet of day boats.


The Name

East Looe - Cornish: Logh = deep water inlet

West Looe - Cornish: Porthbyhan = Little Cove


Visit and Explore

Sandy beaches and rockpools

Crabbing on the quayside

Looe Museum

Looe RNLI boathouse and Shop

Glass bottom boat, speedboat or mackeral fishing trips

Looe Island is a nature reserve that can be visited by boat

Travel on the Looe Valley line to Liskeard

Walk the South West Coast Path - west to Polperro, Polruan and Fowey, east to Plaidy, Millendreath and Whitsands bay.


Events in Looe

Looe Festival of the Sea
May bank holiday - A celebration of Looe maritime heritage.

Looe Lugger Regatta
Usually in June - A bi-annual regatta held in Looe, Cornwall.

Looe Gig Regatta
Usually in June - Pilot gig racing in Looe bay.

Looe Carnival Week
August - carnival celebrations.

Looe Music Festival
September - Music on the beach.