Things to do in Looe


Looe has some fantastic restaurants, catering for families and couples. Some of our favourites include:

The Old Sail Loft – Based in one of the oldest buildings in Looe serves amazing local produce, tasty cocktails with stunning views overlooking Looe Harbour.

The Coddy Shack – Fantastic fully licensed fish & chip to eat in or take away, parking available.

The Lookout – Situated on East Looe’s quay, locally and ethically sourced food around Looe, seating outside.

The Snugglers Cott – Built in 1420, this cosy family friendly restaurant specialises in Local Seafood and Prime Steaks along with its now famous Carvery. 

The Sardine Factory – Featured in the Michelin guide and just a few minutes walk from Looe View Cottage.

Lots of great things to do:

A few steps from the cottage you will find a shopping parade with grocery stores, cafes, a Michelin-listed restaurant and the water taxi to East Looe. The town’s oldest pub (The Jolly Sailor) is located at the foot of Chapel Ground steps, just a few minutes’ walk (or stumble!) from the cottage. For beach lovers, Looe offers a choice between the popular East Looe family beach, and the peaceful Hannafore beaches – perfect for rockpooling, dog-walking, and with scenic views across to Looe Island. 

…or some of popular activities in Looe include:

crabbing, boat trips from Looe harbour, visit Looe Island, coastal walk to Polperro, Looe Arcade, exploring beautiful Cornwall…

..… or simply snuggle up at home and take in the beautiful views from your top floor balcony!

Glass Bottom Boat Trips

Take a trip from Looe harbour just at the bottom of the road round Looe Island and over to Polperro contact Looe Boat Trips on 07771 798339.

A Day on the Train

A trip on the railway from Looe to Liskeard, or beyond, is a favourite outing for holidaymakers as the Looe Valley line is very scenic. If you have a choice, take the trip at high tide when the river views are best (the railway line runs immediately next to the Looe river estuary for its full length) and avoid very busy times as the trains, which are only two car, can be very full with day visitors.

The timetable for the looe Valley line is available at:

Looe Valley Vineyard tours & tastings

They offer tours of the vineyard which consist of a 2 hour tour of the vineyard concluding with a wine tasting session, hosted by the owne. These are available throughout the Summer (May – September),
Tours cost £9.50 and they can be contacted on 07792538442 to book or visit their website

The Eden Project

Massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity located just 13 miles from Looe. Tickets allow a years entry and can be brought in advance on their webisite adults £28.50, child £15. Visit their website at:

Mount Edgcombe House & Country Park

Located just 12 miles from Looe, and open all year round.
Explore the coastline, segway around the grounds visit the shopping village, café or restaurant. Entrance to the country park is free and tickets to other activities can be purchased from their website.
You can also take the Plymouth Harbour Cruise, including Entry to Mount Edgcumbe House Adults £15.00, Children £10.00. Visit their website at:

Bodmin Moor

Located15 miles from Looe, The largest section of the Cornwall AONB at nearly 200 square kilometres, Bodmin Moor is a expanse of grassland and heather punctuated by granite outcrops and boulders. Discover more at:

Tintagel Castle

Built half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland projecting into the Cornish sea, Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain. Its association with King Arthur makes it also one of the most famous. Owned by English Heritage, Adults £16 Children £9.50. Discover more at:

There are so many things to see and do in Cornwall, why not visit Fowey for some fine dining and shopping, tkae some surfing lessons down in Newquay, or take the kids for a visit to Bodmin Jai or Flambards Theme Park.