Looe is a small coastal town in the south -east of Cornwall its population is approx. 5,300. It is 7 miles south of Liskeard.
It is divided into 2 by the river Looe with east Looe and west Looe connected by a bridge.
Low areas of looe suffer from frequent flooding. The current bridge in looe was opened in 1853, at this time looe was a major port one of Cornwall’s largest exporting granite and tin.
In the 20th century Looe became a tourist destination and an ideal place for a family holiday in Cornwall.
Looe town is a centre for shark fishing and home to the” Shark Angling club of Great Britain “
Top performers attend Looe music festival every September
East looe is the main tourist centre. Narrow streets with a variety of shops lead to the main beach
Things to do around looe.
- Looe Museum
- Looe Marine Conservation group
- Wild Futures Monkey sanctuary
- Looe Island
- The old sardine Factory
- Looe valley line
East Looe includes the harbour and main shopping area – west Looe is quieter but has shops and hotels.
Looe has some of the best New Year celebrations of the whole of the UK as the revellers dress in fancy dress.
Looe museum is haunted, looe islands is a nature reserve that can be visited by boat