The charming fishing village of Looe in Cornwall has a prime location along the southeast coast of England and is well situated for exploring one of the most picturesque regions in the UK. Nestled comfortably next to the rippling shores of the Atlantic, Looe has a beautiful sandy beach to relax on, or for those who like adventure, head off into the Gulf Stream for some big-game fishing and see if you can snag a blue shark. Fishing is still very much an important industry in Looe and if you get up early enough you can experience the vibrant atmosphere at the morning fish auction and grab yourself a bargain to knock up for dinner on the gas stove of your privately owned Looe holiday cottage. You also have the choice of some inviting gourmet restaurants serving up the catch of the day, but what better way to experience the English seaside than its famous fish and chips served in a plastic tray and wrapped in paper. Cornwall has a wealth of natural beauty and nature lovers are as well hiring a car and exploring the caves, coves and woodland trails of the surrounding area. You are also within easy reaching distance of fun days out for all the family to enjoy including Adrenalin Quarry, the monkey Sanctuary and Polperro Model Village.
When to go to Looe
Looe enjoys a mild climate most of the year, and other than the bitterly cold winter months of January and February the weather is generally pleasant. Visitors should prepare for rain however, as England is notorious for regular and random downpours. The best months to visit Looe are April to June in the spring and September and early October in autumn. July and August tends to be overcrowded as this time of year is the school holidays.
Getting to and around Looe
Cornwall is well connected to the rest of the country by rail, but most visitors to the UK will land in London Heathrow or Gatwick airports. To get to Looe take the train from London Paddington to Plymouth then on to Looe, or for a cheaper option the National Express coach service also runs a regular timetable also to Plymouth.
Where to stay in Looe
HouseTrip has a number of quaint holiday cottages in Looe that are fully-furnished and ideal for families looking to book a self catering holiday Cornwall. What better way than enjoying a quintessential English experience than staying in a Looe holiday cottage, complete with thatched roof and a pleasant English garden. Booking accommodation in Looe is quick and easy with HouseTrip and in as a few as six clicks you can book the holiday apartment or cottage of your choice.