Looe is a happy little thriving seaside town in close proximity to Plymouth that's hidden along the coast in South East Cornwall. Surprisingly, it's an area largely left alone by tourists who come in their thousands to visit Cornwall's more well known areas such as Newquay and St Ives.
This place has everything you would want to find in a little seaside town and so much more. There's something for everyone in Looe and is a personal favourite of mine, whenever I'm down this is the first place I go!
Looe has a stunning beach and great views but I'll get to that bit later as there is so much else to see and do. It's a treasure trove of unusual and wonderful shops, the whole place is an Aladdin's cave waiting to be explored.
I could spend all day talking about Looe but as we all have lives to live I've compiled a list. Here are my recommendations:
Also to be found are cake shops, pasty shops and many high quality fish and chip shops. There's even art galleries that specialise in Cornish art.
Of course, the beach!
Personally I think it's just the right size if you have kids, the beach is contained and it has all the facilities you'll need with a young family such as free public toilets, cafes and shops selling all the important beach equipment that you'll need such as buckets and spades! There's a plethora of rock pools for your little ones to explore, but be aware there are no life guards patroling this beach. It's a great size as if you have children they can go off and explore all within sight. If you want long stretches of sand and sea you should head to Whitsand Bay nearby.
For those of you who want to explore Cornwall's wildside, these Kilminorth Woods are located adjacent to Looe car park which has ample parking.
These woods are a local nature reserve of anciet oak woodland full of wildlife such as Roe Deer, foxes, badgers as well as many bird species such as curlew, renshanks and kingfishers. These woods offer fantastic views of West Looe Valley, more info can be found at www.friendsofkilminorthwoods.co.uk
Looe offers many old pubs and fantastic seafood restaurants, the locals are more than friendly and you're guaranteed to have a great time. If you're popping down during the festive season it's a great place to celebrate New Year's Eve.
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