Love the Bus – Looe to Polperro

Love the Bus – Looe to Polperro

This blog post is sponsored by Transport for Cornwall.

Transport for Cornwall exists to deliver a transport network that’s simple to use, great quality and even better value for money. Throughout February and until the end of March Transport for Cornwall are running an amazing promotional offer, single bus fares have been capped at just £2!

And the £5 day ticket is here to stay, this ticket allows you make as many journeys in a day as you like, unlimited travel across Cornwall (excludes park and ride), on any bus, on any route! And it you’re under 19 it’s just £4!


The historic fishing town of Looe is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. With a beautiful sandy and safe swimming beach, plenty of shops, arcades and eateries it really does have it all. I also can’t forget to mention that it’s famous for it’s family friendly entertainment of crabbing. Read more about Looe here. 


About a 10 minute drive down the coast from Looe is the quaint fishing town of Polperro. Polperro is considerably smaller than Looe however, has more of the small old timey fishing town vibes. Read more about Polperro here.

Where to start your journey

I would highly recommend starting your day out in Looe, the car parks are bigger and cheaper than that of Polperro. Explore the town and the plethora of activities it has to offer before heading your way over to Hannafore to start your journey along the South West coast path to Polperro.

Coast path between Looe and Polperro

On a beautiful day and if you are able bodied I would highly recommend walking the coast path. It is entirely up to you to decide whether you would like to walk the journey there or back but there is no need to do both with such an amazing bus link running between the two.
The coast path can take 2-3 hours (depending on how fast you are.) And is a great workout as it can be rather hilly in places. Don’t worry though there is a pit stop in between at Talland Bay where this a small beach and cafe. The coast path offers spectacular views over Looe bay and if you’re lucky you may even spot a seal or two!

Catching the bus

The number 73 bus from Looe to Polperro runs every hour and stops at all the major places around the town, including the holiday parks making it super easy for you to travel between the two towns.

Alternatively you could also catch the number 72 bus which runs every other hour but is a slightly more direct route with a few different spots, so dependant on where you’re located I would look into both timetables.


In conjunction with the blog post I am also running a giveaway in collaboration with Transport for Cornwall. For the chance to win this  amazing ‘love the bus’ backpack featured in this post simply follow the instructions in my latest instagram post.

The backpack is from the amazing Cornish based company, Rooted Ocean located in Bude. The 25L backpack is 100% canvas, incredibly well made and comes with a limited edition embroidered love the bus badge designed by me!


I hope you found this blog post helpful and leant some inside local knowledge about the two fishing towns of Looe and Polperro and how best to experience them! Thanks again to Transport for Cornwall for sponsoring and supporting me and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Lot of love, Melissa x


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