Looe, Cornwall

view of looe river with the tide in on a sunny day in cornwall

Looe, Cornwall

Today’s post is all about the quaint fishing town of Looe located on the south coast of Cornwall, England. 

I have a very strong connection to Looe as my boyfriend lives there and of course I have visited many times. Sam’s parents actually owns shops on the Looe’s high street. They have an online store which you can checkout here.

Scenic route around Looe

Luckily the day of which I decided to do a post about Looe (which was long overdue.) It was glorious sunshine and we decided to go for a lovely walk all around Looe and out to the headland on Hannafore. I didn’t take any pictures of the actual town centre with all of the shops (that can probably be for another blog post.) But of the scenic routes. The best views I think are from the bridge especially when the tide is in.

Looe island

Looe also has a little island off of its coast which my boyfriend and I often go kayaking around. Off the coast of the island you will normally find a seal colony which is amazing to see up close. If you want to see pictures of the seals I will link my blog post I did about them here. 

looe river tide in taken from looe bridge in cornwall
cornish flag on boat in looe river in cornwall
nelson the seal statue in looe, cornwall
looe bridge and river with the tide in
kayakers off banjo pier in looe, cornwall
looe island in cornwall
looe coastal walk with gorse bushes

Don’t worry though if you don’t have a kayak or a boat there is local glass bottom boats that in the summer season take tourists out to the island to see the seals.


Looe is a lovely town to visit for a day. There is a soft sand safe beach and lovely walks for when the weather is good. However, if the weather isn’t great there are lots of small independent shops to have a browse in. I hope you enjoyed this little blog post all about Looe.


Other posts you may enjoy on Cornish towns are: St Mawes, Charlestown, Falmouth, Polperro, (located next to Looe,) Polruan and Fowey, St Ives and Padstow.

Lots of love, Melissa x


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