Drive to Liskeard station (PL14 4DX) and take the scenic branch line to Looe. It’s a great way to swap parking headaches for glorious estuary views. Read on to plan your trip.
Go for a paddle on the beach:
Take a walk on the South West Coast Path (get directions):
Enjoy the estuary views from the train:
Liskeard station is easy to find (PL14 4DX – see Google Map). The car park opposite Platform 3 has 80 spaces. It costs £1.30 to park all day if you arrive after 10am or any time at weekends (if you arrive before 10am on weekdays it is £2.10). Pay by coins or mobile phone.
Buy your ticket at Liskeard station ticket office or ticket machine, then go to Platform 3 (down the slope). Adult £4.60, child (5-15) £2.30, under 5s free. Groups of 3 to 9 people buying their tickets together get a third off thanks to the GroupSave discount.
From Monday to Saturday trains run roughly every hour until early evening. Reduced Sunday service (until 21 October 2018).
From Looe station it is an 8-minute walk into town, signposted from the station, or 10 minutes to the beach.