Holidays in Looe
Looe is a town uniquely split over the two banks of the River Looe, with a bridge joining the once separate towns of East Looe and West Looe. At the working harbour, visitors can watch the fishing boats return, and sample locally caught seafood in restaurants throughout the town. Boat and fishing trips are run throughout the summer, and there are beautiful beaches to visit and many rockpools to explore. Hannafore beach provides a view across to Looe Island, a nature reserve where many grey seals can be observed.
In wetter weather, Looe Museum is a great place to learn about the area’s smuggling, maritime and railway history. This history has inspired several events in the town, including Looe Festival of the Sea and the Looe Lugger Regatta. One of the most notable events held in the town is the New Year’s Eve celebration, frequently voted as one of the best in the UK, in which thousands of people take to the streets in fancy dress and watch the brilliant fireworks display. No matter the season, there’s fun to be had in Looe.