When it comes to planning a break in Cornwall, there are numerous picturesque coastal and towns to choose from, but a holiday in Looe and Polperro offers a unique and memorable experience.
Steeped in maritime history and fishing heritage, the twin towns of East and West Looe and the nearby village of Polperro in South East Cornwall boast stunning beaches, emerald ocean waters, and charming narrow streets.
The area’s rugged coastline is home to dramatic granite cliffs that are battered by the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, while narrow peninsulas are dotted with abandoned fishermen’s huts. During a holiday in Looe and Polperro, visitors will notice the array of quaint cottages and houses that are nestled into the steep hills and cliff faces, each offering magnificent views that stretch across the sparkling ocean.
A holiday in Looe and Polperro is not complete with taking a stroll through the winding cobbled streets where you will pass original fisherman’s cottages and buildings that have been cleverly decorated with seashells. Both Looe and Polperro are abundant with seafood restaurants and because of the convenient coastal location, the local catch is as fresh as you can get.
Looe’s streets are lined with individual shops that sell local artwork, handicrafts, clothes and confectionary, while the town’s collection of cosy, low-beamed pubs provide plenty of entertainment and live music for revellers. New Year’s Eve, in particular, is a popular night out and party-goers of all ages will don fancy dress costumes and head down to the harbour for fireworks, music and celebrations.
East Looe has a safe, sandy, and family-friendly beach, just steps away from the main town, while the quieter West Looe is home to rock pools that are thriving with diverse marine species, as well as gourmet restaurants and pubs. Located off West Looe is Looe Island which is accessible only by boat and provides the perfect escape for nature and bird-lovers.
The small village of Polperro is a beautiful village located less than five miles from Looe, with a working fishing harbour, an array of quirky shops and art galleries, and tiny cottages and sail lofts. You can visit the heritage museum and learn about the area’s colourful smuggling and maritime history, or enjoy a fresh pasty or cream tea in one of the village’s tea rooms.
Some of the activities you can enjoy throughout your holiday in Looe and Polperro include fishing, scuba diving, sailing, and coastal walks where you can pass through the stunning Talland Bay and Hannafore.
Whether you relax on a golden sandy beach, take a trip around the coastline on a fishing boat, or sit in a local pub and sample the local ale, a holiday in Looe and Polperro will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
If you interested in either a holiday in Polperro or a holiday in Looe then visit www.looeandpolperroholidays.co.uk they have plenty of properties on offer.