Situated at the mouth of a river on the south coast of Cornwall, a holiday cottage in Looe will be well placed to enjoy a holiday with all the family. The town has formed around the harbour, allowing for picturesque exploring, and the high-sided surrounding valley lends itself to scenic walks.
Looe is a fishing town, with a long history of trade, and now has one of the largest fleets on the Cornish south coast. Think lobster cages on the sea wall and traditional wooden boats bobbing out on the harbour then eating out at local restaurants which serve up the freshest cuisine from the sea.
The sea is predominant in the lifestyle of Looe, and visitors can enjoy a whole host of water-themed activities, from snorkelling and diving, to trips on a glass-bottomed boat. A holiday in Looe can be activity filled, or you can sit back and watch the professionals, with regular boat races from the sailing club, and the old lugger boat regatta in June.
For family beach holidays, East Looe beach has safe swimming and lots of soft sand for sandcastles and sunbathing. For a little more exploring and adventure, West Looe beach has cliff faces and rock pools to scour with your crabbing line.
The South West Coast Path runs right through Looe, so walkers rejoice. There are walks for all abilities from the town centre and the South East Cornwall Walking Festival is held in September. Head inland for wooded valley walks towards open moorland, or amble along the cliff path where you are likely to spot a rare grey seal - it’s the best place in the country for a siting!
If you fancy a day trip, Looe is close to many attractions such as The Monkey Sanctuary and the famous Eden Project.