East & West Looe, Cornwall

Looe is a pretty little fishing port and coastal town in Southeast Cornwall, divided in two by the river Looe into East and West Looe and connected by a bridge. I have been to Looe on a previous occasion to conduct interviews for a county magazine and was looking forward to returning and exploring a little more of this picturesque town.

Looe has the second largest fish market in Cornwall and there are stacks of fantastic restaurants to try the locally caught fish. I would be keen on visiting the atmospheric Smuggler’s Cott restaurant, built in 1420 but unfortunately I was working to deadlines. It was a pleasure to wonder aimlessly around the numerous cobbled lanes, and often getting a little lost, while taking the time to admire the many old Cornish cottages.

Smugglers Cott Restaurant

Smugglers Cott Restaurant

Apart from wandering around the surprisingly many restaurants and cafe’s on offer in such a small town, you can also take a long walk along Banjo pier and East Looe beach. Another popular attraction is to take a ride on a glass bottom boat along the river and around Looe Island, also known as St Georges Island.

As the car drove up the steep road away from the pretty town nestled in a valley I knew that I had still seen very little of what this beautiful town had to offer and I felt that I would have to return soon.


2 thoughts on “East & West Looe, Cornwall

  1. Caroline says:

    I agree, I found Looe to be a delightful spot to visit, particularly during the summer months and have included it in my ebook guide “Grand European Tours – Tour 7 – Plymouth & Touring Cornwall” which can be found via my website at:http://carolineypreston.weebly.com. The guide also visits other similar picturesque fishing villages including Marazion, Polperro, Mevagissy and Mousehole as well as many other interesting and historical sites. Cornwall is certainly one of my favourite places.

  2. Thank you Caroline there are some beautiful spots in Cornwall your website looks good too thanks for visiting 😉

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