Being Cornwall’s second largest fishing port means that there is always an abundance of freshly caught fish on the menus of the many quality restaurants in the town. Enjoy the sandy beach or wander the narrow streets. Take a boat trip to Looe Island or find out what lies beneath the ocean waves in the glass bottom boat trip. Why not book a trip on one of the many fishing boats for any thing from a couple of hours to a full days fishing.  

Looe Beach Hire

Looe Beach Hire Activities can be found on the promenade and offers a range of goods-for-hire and is open daily in the summer until October. Here you can hire Deckchairs, Windbreaks, Kayaks and Stand-Up Paddle Boards. Read more.

Looe Self Drive Boats

Explore the Looe River in a self-drive boat from the slipway adjacent to the RNLI Lifeboat Station and cruise past the working ques of East and West Looe and under the bridge into the Looe River. All the boats are provided with safety kits and lifejackets. It recommended to book early via the website. Read more.

Looe Sea Safari The perfect way for family and friends to get on the water to explore the beautiful Cornish coastline; aboard one a 10m ribs with the chance of seeing dolphins, seals, tuna, seabirds and much more. Trips are perfect for groups, couples, and families and range in length from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Read more.

The Old Guildhall Museum The Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol is contained in a 15th Century listed building with a fascinating display of Looe’s past including Fishing and Boat Building, Smuggling and much more. The building itself is a marvellous exhibit on its own, as it retains many of its Medieval features, with ancient cells and the original raised magistrates’ bench, complete with the Royal Coat of Arms, from when the local court was held there.

The museum is spread over two floors and you enter into the upper floor of the building, which from 1587 to 1878, was the East Looe Town Hall and Magistrates Court. Beneath the magnificent timber-framed roof, laws were made and enforced, and the town was administered by the Mayor and Corporation, known as Burgesses.

Downstairs, you will find the two cells used to hold the criminals of Looe in the past. This really was a case of ‘send them down’ from the court above. Read more.

Glass Bottom Boat 45 min trips around Looe (St. Georges) Island, or our coastal trips to Polperro, aboard custom-built boats the Nautilus, Octopussy, Underworld & Boatzer.

The excursions are ideal for all ages with easy access onto the boats. The trips are a great taster for those looking for a short time afloat. You will have spectacular views back towards Looe, Hannafore, the beach & pier, for those perfect holiday photos – not to mention the unique environment of the Island, run by the Cornish Wildlife Trust. Each of our boats can accommodate 12 people, so if you have a large family or group, please contact us to arrange a bespoke trip & price. Read more.

E-Foil Cornwall E-Foil have combined their love for playing around in the Cornish seas in as many ways as possible, with amazing new battery technology. They offer e-foiling lessons and experiences around the Cornish coast to all abilities. Not sure what e-foiling is? Think Back to The Future hoverboard, but on water! If you want to experience something different, then you can’t get any better than this. Read more.

Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary Nr. Looe The sanctuary, which first opened in 1964, is home to 40 monkeys rescued from situations of abuse and neglect from the UK primate pet trade.

Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast, between Looe and Seaton, The Monkey Sanctuary has been offering a haven for monkeys since 1964. The Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to see some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants.

The Monkey Sanctuary is currently home to over 40 individuals: each one with their distinct characters and personalities. As an active rescue centre dealing with individuals that have often not had a very happy start to life, the needs of the monkeys always take priority. As a result of this, some areas of the rescue centre are not accessible by our visitors to give the monkeys the time they need to recover and progress physically, emotionally, and socially. Find out more.