The Looe Blog

December in Looe

December in Looe

A fantastic start to Looe's Christmas festivities with the Lantern Procession,Christmas Lights Switch on, Santa's arrival by train & festive procession and The Santa Fun Run! Lots of events to look forward to including Sheila's School of Dance Christmas Show, Dance with Jodie's annual Christmas show, carol concerts and much more!

27th November 2017

Looe Literacy Festival 2018

Looe Literacy Festival 2018

13th - 19th November. World-renowned authors, poets and creative thinkers giving talks and holding workshops in Looe. For the children - Looe Guildhall will be magically transformed into the Looe HQ of Hogwarts School of Wizardry!

9th November 2017



October is a great time to visit South East Cornwall. Looe is quieter but there’s still plenty to do. October half-term activities include a rockpool ramble at Hannafore beach. The Monkey Sanctuary is open for half-term week. The same shops and restaurants that have been open all summer will still be open and hopefully there are still a few sunny days left to enjoy a walk down to the beach.

2nd October 2017

Looe Music Festival Tickets & Official Merchanise on sale at Looe Tourist Information Centre

Looe Music Festival Tickets & Official Merchanise on sale at Looe Tourist Information Centre

LOOE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 day and weekend tickets, t-shirts, hoodies,cups & bags are available to buy now from the Tourist Information Centre in Fore Street, East Looe. Adult weekend tickets: £109 each, day tickets (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) - £40 each. Under 18’s Weekend Ticket - £30 - see you on the beach!

21st July 2017



Enjoy summer in Looe whatever the weather! Activities for all ages: building sandcastles, swimming, rock pooling, fishing, crabbing, sightseeing boat trips, fishing trips, seal watching, walks along the South West coast path, forest walks, Looe heritage trail, Looe museum, bowling & putting and much more! Looe Carnival begins with the Lions Carnival Rally Day, Royalty choosing and Looe’s traditional Floral Dance!
For details of July events visit our what’s on calendar. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

6th July 2017



Celebrate all things Marine and enjoy the sea side! Looe Festival of the Sea and Looe Raft Race 2017 was a great success and attracted happy crowds of spectators! Looe Lugger Regatta a celebration of the area’s fishing heritage, traditional luggers compete in races spread over the two days of competition. Enjoy the sight of the luggers moored in the harbour.
For details of all events visit the what’s on page. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

2nd June 2017


Celebrate spring in Looe with the traditional West Looe May Fayre – procession, stalls, Maypole dancing, entertainment, bouncy castle, air guitar competition – fun for all the family!
Enjoy the St Martin's Spring Arts & Crafts Exhibition, Looe Rowing Club Pilot Gig Regatta, Looe Valley Singers at Looe RNLI, May half term rockpool ramble and much more!

For details of these events and more visit our 'what's on' page. You will also find us on facebook and twitter.

1st May 2017

April in Looe

April in Looe

It’s so good to see so many visitors in the Easter Holidays enjoying the lovely spring weather and all that Looe has to offer. There are lots of activities for all the family such as boat/fishing trips, walking along the beautiful stretches of the south west coast path, rock pool rambling, building sand castles, crabbing along the quay or sitting and watching the boats. Looe Lions Easter egg hunt and raffle on East Looe beach and The Monkey Sanctuary Fun Easter Trail take place on Easter Sunday.

For details of these events and more visit our 'what's on' page. You will also find us on facebook and twitter.

10th April 2017



This month music and dancing is the theme!

Join in the St Piran's Day celebrations in Looe on Monday, March 6. The procession will start from the Rose Garden, East Looe to the Quayside Centre, West Looe for 10.30am where there will be Cornish music and dance.

'Swing Night' at the Portbyhan Hotel in aid of the Royal British Legion, SkaModPunk Fest 2017 at Tencreek Holiday Park, Ska Weekend at Trelawne Manor Holiday Park, Porthpyra Singers at Riverside Church and Sunday Night Sonshine at St Nicholas Church.

For details of these events and more visit our 'what's on' page. You will also find us on facebook and twitter.

1st March 2017

February in Looe ...

February in Looe ...

During February half-term why not visit the Monkey Sanctuary or discover the extraordinary rock pool residents with a rock pool ramble.

Enjoy 'A Night of Fish 'n Tips' celebrating sustainable seafood landed in the port of Looe. Gaining in popularity every year, the 'Looe 10 Miler' cross country run is now attracting runners from across the country. Looe Societies Day is a great oppportunity to find information on clubs and organisations in the Looe area.

For details of these events and more visit our events page and follow us on facebook and twitter.

2nd February 2017


Now the festive season is over, Looe is much quieter and you can enjoy a relaxed wander around the town, walks along the beautiful stretch of coast path, along the trails of the ancient woodland, quiet drinks in the pubs and unhurried meals in the restaurants and cafes. There are local events such as Looe Community Players Pantomime and plenty of regular activities and classes.

Keep up to date with events by visiting our events page and Looe TIC on facebook and twitter.

4th January 2017

Festive Looe

Festive Looe

This December in Looe is full of festive celebrations ...... Looe's Big Festive Weekend was a great success with the Lantern Procession, Carol Service, Lights Switch On, Festive Markets, entertainment and Santa's arrival by boat!

Throughout December in Looe there will be Christmas concerts, services, fundraisers, shows and panto's.

Looe celebrates New Year's Eve with fancy dress and parties around the town, pubs & restaurants. Spectacular fireworks on the seafront at 6pm & midnight. Recover on New Year’s Day with a stroll along the coast path or a hair of the dog in a local hostelry... or take part in the RNLI new Years day swim from the beach!

Keep up to date with events by visiting our events page and Looe TIC on Facebook and Twitter.

7th December 2016

A Word about Looe...

This November will see the third Looe Literary Festival take place, and it's looking like it's going to be a good one. There will be a scattering of big names including Ann Widdecombe and Alan Johnson, both talking about their lives in parliament plus lesser known names who have just as good stories to tell.

Hear about swimming the oceans and climbing the highest peaks, how Cornish miners helped win WW 1, gardening, dog owning and look at the Bible from a different perspective...

And then there are the local authors. The first three nights of the festival will see the Jolly Sailor Inn taken over by Fishermen, Smugglers and Dane's as well as local shanty singers. Local photographer Liza Woollett will talk about her two stunning books compiled from trips beach-combing far and wide while former TIC manager Mark Camp will take us on a walk alongside the Looe rivers from the comfort of our armchairs.

Then there's workshops for children, poetry, magic..

For more information

21st October 2016

Rock 'n'Roll!!!..and a bit of folk...

Looe is getting ready for the biggest weekend of the year when the town is taken over by music... This years Looe Music Festival will see Bryan Ferry headlining alongside Wilko Johnson, Fun Lovin Criminals, Eddi Reader, Seth Lakeman and many, many more. To see whose playing when, go to

Tickets are on sale at the Tourist Information Centre or on-line at

19th September 2016

It's all gone quiet!

The children are back to school, it’s officially autumn, the winter bus timetables are out and it’s time to pick the blackberries, but that doesn’t mean the seasons over. September is a great time to visit South East Cornwall. It is a little quieter, but can still be busy enough to prove difficult to find accommodation if you just turn up, and there’s still plenty to do. The same shops and restaurants that have been open all summer will still be open, and might even have a little more time to deal with any requests you have, now the families have gone home! The sea is at its warmest temperature wise and hopefully there are still a few sunny days left to enjoy a walk down to the beach.

Talking of walking, the South East Cornwall Walking Festival takes place from the 10th to the 18th of September, offering a selection of walks of differing length and interests. The penultimate walk leads to the Duloe Beer and Cider Festival between Looe and Liskeard, always a good day out, and the bus stops right outside the venue! For details of the walks and other events go to our events page.

The following weekend will see Looe full as we hold our yearly Looe Music Festival. This year Bryan Ferry is headlining alongside Wilko Johnson, Fun Lovin Criminals, Eddi Reader, Seth, Lakeman and many, many more. Tickets are on sale at the tourist Information centre or on-line at

So, don’t think everything goes quiet as soon as the kids go back to school… well not in Looe anyway!

2nd September 2016

Welcome to the new website

We hope you like Looe’s new tourism website? It’s been over 10 years since we launched the visit-southeastcornwall website, and it was beginning to look a bit tired and dated. This new website has been designed in-house, with a local company, Westernweb, handling the technical bits. We wanted to have a brighter website with easy to read text and a comprehensive What’s On section. We hope we have achieved these things?

Things have changed since we first launched our website; nowadays every business has a website, a Facebook page, a twitter account. People access the web from a wafer thin phone in their pocket. They can be in the car, out at sea or walking the South West Coast Path. Everything is now done on-line and our old site was not compatible with modern technology, not easy to read on a mobile phone and unable to offer on-line booking. It was also proving very costly to run, changes had to be made.

So, have a look around, there are still pages that need tweeking, but we hope you will find enough information to plan your holiday in Looe and south east Cornwall. If you have any suggestions for what you think is missing, what we have done wrong, please email us at

Enjoy your summer..

The team at Looe

5th August 2016

A young man's guide to Looe

Everybody can enjoy a holiday in South East Cornwall, particularly in the picturesque twin towns of East and West Looe. Looe is a fully developed tourist hotspot in England, attracting visitors from across Europe to the far reaching corners of the world. Young people fear not a moment of boredom here as well as the older visitors.

The picturesque main beach is usually safe to enjoy, aside from the risk of having too much fun! The main beach attracts an array of activities on the promenade in the summer months; activities include but are not limited to, dancing, singing, and fairground-style rides and fun activities. Safe swimming, sun bathing and the perfect sand for the keen castle builder.

Why not take a walk along the beautiful coastal path here in Looe? Beautiful views will add to anybody's holiday memory.

Photographers are attracted to Looe’s picturesque landscape. Grab your mobile phone and have a go at capturing pictures of your own beautiful memories. Both pictures and memories last a life time.

Dogs are welcomed at Looe’s second beach.

Cornish cuisine and the taste of fresh British fish and chips, fished in British waters and through one of the largest fishing fleets on the Cornish coast. Looe has a choice of original Cornish bakeries, so buy yourself a Cornish pasty and sit by the sandy beach or quayside. Ice cream vendors are as plentiful as they are delicious; Looe’s ice cream vendors sell their cool icy treats during the sweltering summer’s days. The colourful multitude of ice cream flavours over joys visitors in award winning style.

18th July 2016