Looe is a picturesque seaside destination that’s full of character.

It prides itself on its safe beaches for swimming and sunbathing, restaurants that specialise in fresh local ingredients, and a maze of narrow streets full of small independent shops to discover. Get there by train on the scenic Looe Valley Line.

  • Beaches
  • Countryside Walks
  • Food festivals
  • Looe Music Festival

Looe

Looe is actually two towns, East and West, with East Looe being the busier of the two, offering plenty for visitors to enjoy. The main beach is in East Looe and is safe for swimming and sunbathing. In West Looe the beach is more for those who enjoy rock pools.

It is worth a visit to the harbour to watch the boats unloading their catch. Looe is renowned for the quality of its fish and plenty can be found on menus throughout the town.

Every summer Looe hosts the Looe Festival of Food and Drink, a free two-day festival celebrating the wide variety of superb local produce available in the area.

“It is worth a visit to the harbour to watch the boats unloading their catch.”
Looe Highlights

Walk to Polperro on the South West Coast Path

This 5 mile walk through the town and out onto the coast path is simply stunning. As you leave the town behind the scenery becomes wilder as you look down on the cliffs and secluded coves below. The beaches here were once the haunt of smugglers and coves such as Talland Bay were notorious spots for bringing in illegal goods. Today Talland Bay has a couple of cafes where you can have a rest, enjoy the view and maybe even an ice cream before carrying on your walk. Once in Polperro it is worth taking some time to explore what has to be one of Cornwall’s prettiest villages before catching the bus back to Looe.

Looe Music Festival

Looe Music Festival is unique as the venue is the town itself. The main stage is on the beach, which in itself makes for a very dramatic setting, but wander the streets of the town and music will be emanating from every nook and cranny.The festival features bands from around the globe as well as local talent.

Looe Station Information

Looe has a staffed ticket office during the summer peak from June to September. Outside of these months, tickets can be bought from the guard on the train. Step-free access is available throughout the station. Station Road, Looe, PL13 1HN

 

Buying Tickets to Looe

Looe Valley Line Ranger

£

4.40

Travel the line as much as you like for one day. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.

Great fares from further afield

PLYMOUTH TO LOOE

£

6.00

Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

1hr 15

Approximate journey time

ST IVES TO LOOE

£

10.40

Adult Off-Peak Day Return

Fares explained

2hrs 30

Approximate journey time

 

The Looe Valley Line

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