In Brief

Name: LOOE
Classification: Town
Twinned with: Quiberon in Brittany, France
Population: 5,280 in 2011
Notable former resident: Nelson the one-eyed seal who frequented Looe Island for 25 years
Films shot in town: ‘Miranda’ (1948) and ‘Another Time, Another Place’ (1958)
Interesting factoid: Looe is a national centre for shark fishing. The Shark Angling Club of Great Britain shows its teeth within the town


Looe bears all the hallmarks of a great Cornish seaside town. Good beaches? Check. A bustling harbour with fishing boats coming in and out? Check. Fun attractions, tasty restaurants, lively pubs and well-stocked gift shops? Check to all of them. This town, split into east and west parts around an idyllic river, prides itself on its fresh fish so there’s a wealth of eateries around town with seafood at the top of the menu. There’s also a wealth of walks around the coast from here or further inland. Looe is certainly a place for the tourists over the summer but there’s plenty of quiet spots in the town alongside the lively locations that become all the more lively once the live music and festival season comes around.