Looe is a picture perfect coastal town; divided by the river East Looe has a traditional fishing harbour and a wide variety of shops, cafes and a large sandy beach. West Looe also has many restaurants to choose from, and visitors can walk right up to the Hannafore Point which has lovely views of the sea and Looe Island.
Less than 5 miles away is Polperro, another beautiful and unspoilt fishing village which has a Heritage Centre of Smuggling & Fishing and several traditional pubs along the waterfront. From both these harbours there are regular fishing trips available out to sea and boat trips across to Looe Island which is a beautiful nature reserve. This is a haven for local wildlife and there are organised guided walks where visitors can spot seals and seabirds.
This is a perfect location for walks along the South Coast, and with easy reach of Looe are the sandy beaches of Plaidy & Millendreath. The Looe golf club just outside of the town has stunning panoramic views of the coastline. Just on the sea front of East Looe is the towns Guildhall Museum which displays much of the ports ancient smuggling and boat building history.
A fantastic day out is the Monkey Sanctuary in St Martins, as well as being a home to rescued monkeys the centre also has a bat and wildlife room and gardens. The Looe Valley railway is a lovely scenic line which follows along the East Looe River.