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Looe


Looe South Cornwall
Looe is a small coastal town and fishing port in south east Cornwall, divided in two by the River Looe. Several fish dealers operate from the docks in Looe, and the town is also a centre for shark fishing, being home of the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain. The town has two main beaches, Hannafore and East Looe beach, which is sheltered by the aptly named 'Banjo Pier'.

Offshore to the west of Looe is the beautiful St Georges Island, or Looe Island as it's sometimes known. Thought to have been an early Christian settlement, the Island's history dates back to 10th Century. Now a designated marine nature reserve, the surrounding waters are teeming with wildlife.

Every year in late September Looe hosts the Looe Music Festival, thousands of music lovers travel to the town to watch musicians and bands from near and far perform at venues around the town, harbour and on East Looe beach.

Looe is a fantastic base for a holiday in Cornwall with lots of shops, galleries and restaurants to choose from within the town. It's also ideally placed to explore south east Cornwall, with the nearby village of Polperro, and its plenty of shops and galleries to explore in the towns narrow streets and the picturesque Talland Bay being just a few miles down the coast. Fishing and pleasure boat trips regularly leave from the harbour or riverside, and Looe Museum which can be found in the towns main street is a great place to learn more about the towns history of boat building, fishing and smuggling..

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