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.
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