Situated on the River Looe and around a small harboor approximately 32 kilometers west of Plymouth and 11 kilometers south of Liskeard, the quiet town of Looe, Cornwall is a great destination for tourists wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. A steep valley encompasses the harbour, while long, sandy beaches stretch for many kilometers to the east and west of the harbour along the shore. The combination of a river, harbour, valley and beaches makes a great destination with many activities to do for tourists.
Spending the week or month renting out caravans and holiday homes in Looe is the most enjoyable way to get away from life for awhile. When I visited there with my wife, we were most impressed that no matter which caravan we decided on, we had a great view of the ocean. Our holiday home also had its own TV, a full service kitchen and a good sized dining room to eat at and relax for the evening. Having our own kitchen and dining room meant that if we wanted to spend the evening in and cook for ourselves, we felt like we were at home. The most amazing difference was the spectacular ocean view that we had out our window in front of us.
The town of Looe is a fishing town which means its fleet of small fishing boats returning to port have fresh fish every day. We went to the fish market a few times and each time there were different types of fish to pick from depending on the catch of the day. As well as a great fish market, the town itself has plenty to do, ranging from good pubs to enjoy a nice cold beer. A little ways inland is the Wooly Monkey Sanctuary where Wooly Monkeys and Barbary Macaques reside that were rescued from the UK pet trade. The eastern part of Looe have many sandy beaches with narrow streets coming off of the beaches. Small shops, restaurants and pubs pack the streets which makes for good shopping. In the summer there is a great music festival that will appeal to anyone’s taste given the great variety of music that is played.
Overall,our week in Looe was a pleasant one. We spent most of the days wandering the small town, enjoying the fresh fish and exploring the beautiful sandy beaches. Most nights we cooked for ourselves in our fantastically placed caravan, admiring the stars over the ocean. We spent the week in our home away from home and when we left, we always remember where to come back to if we have an extra week or two to spare in the future.