Find places to stay in and around Looe in East Cornwall. One of Cornwall's most popular destinations, the vast sweep of sand at Whitsand Bay is the to the east and the beautiful waterside town on Fowey to the west.
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East Looe Beach, Cornwall


  • Located in Looe, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Described as a 'safe sandy beach' on information boards around town, East Looe Beach runs between Banjo Pier and Pen Rocks. At low tide, a large section of sand is exposed. There's lots of seating behind the beach on a small promenade area. Behind that is the warren of narrow streets dating from medieval times. There are lots of facilities behind the beach including public toilets and places to grab some food and drink. The sand and facilities make East Looe Beach very popular with young families
  • If you fancy some rockpooling, there's a path behind Pen Rocks at the east end of the beach that connects with Looe Pen Rocks to Chough Rock Beach. We've visited on occasions when the path has been closed for repairs after wild weather but it's usually open
  • Other sand beaches in the local area include Plaidy Beach and Millendreath Beach. Further east is the magnificent Whitsand Bay. At low tide, the latter is a huge arc of sand and one of the finest bays in Cornwall. Not particularly well known, we'd urge you to explore the bay
  • Other rocky beaches in the local area include Hannafore Beach and Wallace Beach just west of Looe. These are also great for rockpooling. The views from these beaches across the water to Looe Island (or St George's) and back to Whitsand Bay are a joy
  • By James Penman

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Looe Shopping, Cornwall

Located in Looe, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Head for 'The Back Streets' in East Looe. This is a warren of streets behind East Looe Beach and by Looe Fish Quay. Names such as 'Lower Market Street' and 'Middle Market Street' suggest the area's past and present use....

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Hannafore Point, Cornwall

Located in Looe, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Visit for the view. Hannafore Point extends into Looe Bay near Looe Island (or St George's). At low tide, you can walk along a jetty at Hannafore Beach towards the point. Looe Island (or St George's) is in front of you....

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Looe Old Guildhall, Gaol and Museum, Cornwall

Located in Looe, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Located in 'The Back Streets' of East Looe, Looe Old Guildhall, Gaol and Museum explores the history of this harbour town. Once you finished browsing its exhibits, follow the Looe Heritage Trail. By James Penman...

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Portbyhan Hotel, Cornwall
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 45; Rates: 60 - 155 Per Night

This hotel is located in an unrivalled position, right on the waters edge in the beautiful coastal town of Looe, close to the A38 in Cornwall...

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The Old School House
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 489 - 1,189 Per Week

The Old School House has been beautifully restored as a luxury 3 bedroom apartment which directly overlooks the harbour, providing one of the best holiday locations in Cornwall....

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Idle Rocks
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 4; Maximum Occupants: 8; Rates: 529 - 1,289 Per Week

A modern south facing holiday home overlooking Looe bay. It has been finished to a high standard and fully equipped with the best of everything. It benefits from a garden, terrace and double garage....

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