There are a wide variety of attractions in Looe and the surrounding area. These range from a safe sandy beach to boat trips from the quay side, including mackeral and shark fishing, glass bottom boat trips and Looe Island visits. The south west coast path leads both east and west from the town.
Beautiful walk through ancient oak woodland following a series of spectacular waterfalls and cascades along The Fowey River. Keep a look out for local bird life such as Tree Creepers, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Dippers. Beware if you have mobility issues as the walkways are riddled with tree roots. Why not have some lunch at Inkies Smoke House, in the main carpark, the burgers are unforgettable.
A quaint Fishing Village 5.5 miles from Looe. Stroll along the streets taking in the shops and galleries. Take a drink or a bite to eat in one of the many Inns such as The 3 Pilchards, The Blue Peter or The Ship Inn. Visit The Harbour Heritage Museum or just sit on the quay side and watch the world go by.
Walk the costal path for 5.5 miles from Looe to Polperro. Take in the stunning scenery and watch for the abundant wildlife. Rest for a while, if you wish, at one of two cafes at Talland before completing the walk into Polperro.
Browse the shops and galleries or visit The Harbour Heritage Museum before returning to Looe. The experienced walkers may wish to walk the return journey, however, a bus service runs from the stop at the top of town across from The Crumplehorn Inn.
There are a variety of boat trips available from the quay side in Looe.
Looe Sea Safari run a number of trips from near The Life Boat Station. Take a rib boat trip out to The Edistone Light or around the bay. You can even hire a boat to pilot yourself up the river.
Glass bottom boats will take you around Looe Island (St. Georges). These trips last for 45 minutes and during your time in the nature reserve seals can be seen.
Boats can take you to Polperro, your trip lasting 3 hours with time ashore or, a 5 hour trip to Fowey with time ashore.
Take a trip to Looe island which takes 20 mins with 2 hours on the island which is a nature reserve.
Fishing trips are popular and a variety of species can be targeted, such as Sharks, Conger and Mackerel.
All trips are governed by the tide and weather conditions. In high season advanced booking is recommended.