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Tyrina Cottage

The towns of East and West Looe are joined by a 19th century seven arched bridge spanning the Looe River. East Looe is a maze of narrow streets with many historic buildings including the medieval Guildhall, now a museum. Looe also has the second largest fishing fleet in Cornwall. In the 18th century Looe was a copper port exporting ore from the Caradon Mills on Bodmin Moor.

In front of the town of East Looe is the wide, sandy beach with lots of rock pools to explore - great for families - separated from the river by the famous Banjo Pier. Around the old town there is a large selection of cafés and restaurants catering for every taste. In Buller Street you’ll find the family run Pasty Shop making some of the best home baked pasties and cakes in Cornwall !

There are many sea trips starting from the harbour ranging from deep sea fishing to leisurely cruises to Fowey and Mevagissey, both nearby picturesque fishing ports. You can go for a trip round Looe Bay and St. Georges Island in a speedboat or a take a trip in a real Cornish lugger. These leave the quay several times a week and include a good lunch. There are also various fishing trips one can take - both short and long. For the keen enthusiast there is shark fishing with the Shark Angling Club.

St. Georges Island

Just outside Looe is the Monkey Sanctuary and 3 miles along the coast is the unspoilt fishing village of Polperro with its narrow streets and picturesque harbour - a photographer’s dream. You can walk to Polperro along the South West Coastal Path - a lovely walk of about 5 miles, taking in beautiful Talland Bay, From Polperro it is a short bus ride back to Looe. If you want to travel further afield you can catch the train along the Looe Valley Railway to Liskeard or for the more energetic there are some spectactular views walking along the South West Coastal Path or out on Bodmin Moor.

Talland Bay

Within easy reach of Looe are some of the most spectacular beaches in Cornwall, including Lantic Bay, Talland Bay, Millendreath, Whitsand Bay, Kingsand and Cawsand. Surfing, water sports, fishing, golf, cycling and riding are all within easy reach. The north coast with its rugged cliffs and famous surfing beaches is only about 35 miles away.

For more local information about Looe visit www.looe.org