Looe is a small coastal town and fishing port in south-east Cornwall, England. Not only is it a favourite family escape, but it is still a real working fishing port. At the mouth of the Looe River, the snug old town has a hilly landscape and a picturesque harbour surrounded by fishing boats. This stunning coastline is a relaxing holiday destination and a favourite among holidaymakers who enjoy adventurous coach holidays to Looe.
In Looe, there is so much to see and do. You can visit a gorgeous garden or stop off a gallery or museum. You can discover more about the fascinating history of Looe at the Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol. The 15th Century listed ancient museum offers marvellous exhibits with many original artefacts and original features. The museum is complete with ancient cells and the old magistrates’ bench.
If you are looking for something more active, there are surf schools, boat trips, walking trails and many iconic attractions. Looe has a whimsical vibe, and the unique setting has much to blame for this. With rows of straight, narrow lanes that shelter the quaint local shops, cafes and restaurants – Looe is a just picture perfect.
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To visit the best of the seven beaches near the old town, you don’t have to go far! While at the harbour, test out your crab-catching skills or take a stroll along Banjo pier and gaze at Looe Island while watching the fishing boats bob around on the waters. This rocky coastline has plenty of places to grab some delicious lunch, ice-cream or supplies you might need while on your travels. During the warmer months, you can hop on a boat and set sail to explore Looe Island and its precious wildlife. The blissful island is a reserve, owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust so be sure to check the public boat trip times to organise a visit.
If you are feeling adventurous, you need to do the Looe to Polperro walk. It is a 5.4-mile moderate coastal walk along the south-west coast with rockpools on the beaches, remnants of shipwrecks that eventually lead you to the stunning fishing village of Polperro to Crumplehorn. Be sure to stop midway for refreshments at the tearoom midway at Talland Bay!
While in Looe, make some time in your itinerary to visit the Monkey Sanctuary. Managed by a charity, it has been a safe and secure habitat for rescued monkeys since 1964. We’re not monkeying around when we say there are opportunities to be a keeper for the day! Find out the personalities of the sanctuary residents and learn more about the great work that goes into making the habitat a safe haven for the monkeys. On-site, you will also find a wildlife room covering a variety of insects, birds, mammals and plants that live on site of the nine acres.
Looe is not only a haven for monkeys, or its wildlife but also for holidaymakers who enjoy the unique experiences this rocky coastline has to offer.
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