The towns of East and West Looe are joined by a 19th century seven arched bridge spanning the Looe River. East Looe is a maze of narrow streets with many historic buildings including the medieval Guildhall, now a museum. Looe also has the second largest fishing fleet in Cornwall. In the 18th century Looe was a copper port exporting ore from the Caradon Mills on Bodmin Moor.
In front of the town of East Looe is the wide, sandy beach with lots of rock pools to explore - great for families - separated from the river by the famous Banjo Pier. Around the old town there is a large selection of cafés and restaurants catering for every taste. In Buller Street you’ll find the family run Pasty Shop making some of the best home baked pasties and cakes in Cornwall !
There are many sea trips starting from the harbour ranging from deep sea fishing to leisurely cruises to Fowey and Mevagissey, both nearby picturesque fishing ports. You can go for a trip round Looe Bay and St. Georges Island in a speedboat or a take a trip in a real Cornish lugger. These leave the quay several times a week and include a good lunch. There are also various fishing trips one can take - both short and long. For the keen enthusiast there is shark fishing with the Shark Angling Club.