Cornwall Information & Accommodation Guide

Looe is a popular harbour town on the south east coast of Cornwall standing on the estuary of the River Looe.

The town is divided into two - East Looe and West Looe - standing either side of the arched stone bridge spanning the river.

The town has its own working fishing fleet and is well known for shark fishing. The boats pulled up along the quay can often be seen to have samples of their angling activities.

Famous for its New Year's Eve celebrations which include a huge Firework Display and everyone in the streets celebrating in fancy dress.

Film and TV in Looe

Several films have used Looe as a filming location.

Behemoth, the Sea Monster (1959)
Echo Beach (2007)
Miranda (1948)
Scenes in the Cornish Riviera (1904)

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General Information

Looe has a good range of local facilities including banks, a Post Office, pubs and a wide variety of accommodation. For Accommodation and Businesses in Looe see below or visit our Business Directory and our Cornwall Accommodation.

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Looe Tourist Information Centre is at The Guildhall, East Looe.
Tel: +44 (0)1503 262072
Fax: +44 (0)1503 265426
Email: looetic@looetourism.freeserve.co.uk

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