Looe in Cornwall is a quintessential Cornish fishing port and seaside holiday destination. Sitting on the mouth of the Looe estuary, you’ll struggle to find anywhere on the Cornish coast more picturesque.
They’re two sides that flank Looe, the east side is blessed with a fine, golden sandy beach and an incredibly distinctive, Banjo Pier. Home to the town centre packed out with cafés, pubs, shops and restaurants. However the real fun to be had is along the coast, a 10-15 minute drive east you’ll find The Monkey Sanctuary.
The multi-winning establishment is much more than monkeys. Boasting thirty-seven monkeys, you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the residents. Unfortunately you won’t be able to take them back to your holiday cottage in Looe.
Experienced, knowledgeable keepers are available on hand to explain any questions you have about these fascinating animals. The location couldn’t be better, sitting on the coast overlooking the sea. The view alone makes you slightly envious of those primates. If you’ve got the little ones with you, the souvenir shop has lots of nice things for them to remember this day for many years to come.
Not forgetting the west side of this fantastic town. Just off the coast you’ll find a curious island known as St George’s Island. Before we go over to the island there is a lot to admire on this side of Looe. Hannafore is said to have the best views in all of Looe and depending on where you stand, you can be looking out to sea, up river or over the rooftops of East Looe.
Looe Island, now a nature reserve run by the Cornwall Wildlife trust, you’ll reach Looe Island by ferry in the summer. If you’re arriving in the colder months you’ll have the daring option of crossing across the sand! Of course you can catch the ferry however the ferries run irregular times.
Arriving at your holiday cottage in Looe during September couldn’t be a more perfect time for you to visit. The Looe Music Festival comes to town, although only in its infancy (second year) there are rumours of Frank Turner headlining the festival this year!
If this isn’t enough to convince you to visit a holiday cottage in Looe this year, nothing will.
To see what holiday cottages in Looe have to offer visit the Looe & Polperro Holidays website. Found on the site are hundreds of properties to suit your every want and need. Alternatively you can contact them directly by email, or by phoning +44 01503 265330.