Things to see & do in Looe, Cornwall.
Hannafore Beach stretches from Hannafore Point along Marine Drive. It is predominantly a rocky beach with shingle and some patches of course sand at low tide. Above the beach there are grassy banks and benches along Marine Drive. The beach is probably best known and best enjoyed for its fantastic rock pools that are uncovered twice daily as the tide retreats and for its view across to St George’s Island, now more commonly known as Looe Island.
There is much to see and do in Looe itself whether lazing the day away on East Looe’s sandy family beach, crabbing from the pier, going on a shark fishing trip or exploring Looe Bay in a glass bottomed boat, wandering through the narrow, picturesque streets browsing in the shops or walking the coast path to the neighbouring fishing village of Polperro to the west or the sandy coves at Seaton and Downderry to the east. Looe is blessed with a good selection of cafes and pubs and many excellent restaurants including the award winning restaurants Trawlers Restaurant on the Quay and Squid Ink Restaurant.
The Monkey Sanctuary is situated in beautiful woodlands overlooking Looe Bay in south east Cornwall. For many years the Sanctuary was dedicated to one species, the Amazonian woolly monkey, and was the first place in the world where these monkeys bred successfully outside of their native habitat.
Seafaring has been a way of life in Looe for centuries and it is steeped in history with many tales of piracy and smuggling. You can still wander down the ancient streets to the bustling waterfront and watch the fishing boats unload their daily catch at the quay.
Boat Trips & Fishing – Take a power boat trip out in the bay or see the seabed in a Glass Bottom Boat, trips around Looe Island and the bay book from East Looe quay. The Looe Boats for hire, Looe Beachboat trips, fishing trips, Shark Fishing, Mackerel fishing, evening conger fishing in Looe Cornwall.
Looe in Cornwall is the ideal place for a traditional family holiday by the sea
With two rivers and a tidal harbour, water spanned by an ancient bridge separates East Looe from the quiet West Looe. The main East Looe Beach is a large sandy beach with man made seating areas and rocks to one side and Banjo Pier to the other. At low tide, it is a vast expanse of flat sand and even at high tide, a very large area of beach remains.