A short guide to LOOE CORNWALL.

Come to Looe, you will love this picturesque magical Cornish fishing village with quaint old buildings, twisting streets,and smugglers taverns The beautiful twin rivers of East and West Looe meet and pass under a fine seven-arched stone bridge that connects the two towns.

Looe's history is closely entwined with the sea and the men who fish there.
In exchange for Cornish fish,the Looe fishermen benefitted in wool, corn, slate, French salt and wine, and wood and iron from Spain. With the discovery of Newfoundland in 1497,the word quickly spread to Looe fishermen who began summer voyages across the Atlantic to reap the rich cod grounds.

Looe Old Photos

You may be looking for an old fashioned seaside holiday - sun, sand and sea. You don't have to look much further than Looe with its wonderful sandy beach and shallow seas.Plus a wealth of rock pools for the children to investigate. The safe bay and estuary are a favourite with sailing, motorboat and water sports enthusiasts whilst the activities of the fishing fleet are a constant fascination to all,whether it is landing the day's catch or the excitement of weighingin the game fish at the National Shark Angling Club of Great Britain headquarters.

Only quarter of a mile from the beach is St George's Island, once a popular landing place for smugglers. Vistors today can enjoy its unspoilt beauty.

Trawlers Restaurant. The Quay, East Looe, Cornwall. tel 01503 263593

Pepes Restaurant. Buller St, Looe. tel 01503 262057

The Old Sail Loft, Quay Street, Looe. tel 01503 262131

Fourniers. Lower Chapel St, Looe. tel 01503 262674

Fieldhead Hotel . Portuan Rd, Looe. tel 01503 262689

Bywater Restaurant. Lower Market Street, Looe. tel 01503 262314

Papa Nino Restaurant Itailano. Higher Market St, Looe. tel 01503 264231

Smugglers Cott, Middle Market St, Looe. tel 01503 262397

Ye Old Cottage Restaurant. Middle Market St, Looe. tel 01503 262770

The Grape Vine, Fore St, East Looe, . tel 01503 263913

Moonlight Restaurant .Fore St, East Looe, tel 01503 265372

Mawgans .Higher Market St, Looe. tel 01503 265331

Morrells Bistro. Higher Market St, East Looe. tel 01503 263604

Tom Sawyers Tavern Ltd. Marine Drive, Looe, Cornwall. tel: 01503 262782

The Waterfront, Marine Drive, Looe .tel 01503 264953

Golden Guinea Restaurant. Fore St, East Looe, tel 01503 262780

Peking Gardens. Fore St, East Looe, tel 1503 264500

Kelly's Of Looe. Fore St, East Looe. tel 01503 263381

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