Camping in Looe

Camping in Looe

The old fishing town of Looe on the south coast of Cornwall is divided by the River Looe into East and West Looe. Camping in Looe has been popular for many years and there are some well-established camping and caravan club sites in the area. The town itself is sizeable but its narrow streets are now mainly pedestrianized. Cottages perch on the hillside overlooking the harbour, and there are plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to supply all campers’ necessities. The seven-arched bridge carries the coastal road from the main town of East Looe across to Hannafore Point, where the coastal path can be joined.

Historic Looe

Part of the charm of camping in Looe is the history of the area. The Old Guildhall dates back to 1500AD and was once the Town Hall. It is still a focal point of the town and houses the local museum. The surrounding cottages are equally historic and full of character. Holidaymakers have been visiting Looe for over 200 years. Once heavily dependent on pilchard fishing, there is still a small fishing fleet which moors by the fish market in the town.

Things to do in Looe

Looe has a small sandy beach although there are plenty of quieter and better beaches in the area such as Talland Bay and Millendreath. Boat trips are popular and sail from the sheltered harbor at the river mouth past the banjo pier and out to Looe Island. Crab fishing or rod fishing can be enjoyed from the boats. Shark fishing is also an exciting sport but the fish are tagged rather than killed.

Walking along the well-trodden south devon coastal path is always a pleasure, skirting around headlands and passing many isolated beaches and farms. From Looe the coastal path runs to Polperro. As it is such a small, narrow village, approaching on foot is much the best way. Have a home-made ice cream with clotted cream and buy a freshly prepared crab on the harbor to take back for tea.

There are also many quiet walks along the tidal River Looe. Heading inland it runs parallel to the local railway for a time, passing isolated cottages and quaysides. The paths soon enter dense woodland and offer a pleasant way to explore the Looe area. Camping in Looe makes a great base for exploring this delightful area.

Every year, millions of people choose camping or caravanning as their preferred holiday type. However, the limitless options facing campers can be daunting – from the choice of region and campsite to the selection of activities and visits. Everyone knows that planning is one of the best ways to get the most out of any holiday. CampStead is an Internet-based organization dedicated to helping campers make the right decisions. Our website reunites all the information the camper requires, ranging from area descriptions and suggested activities to online reservation of pitches and bookings. To read more and to start planning your camping holiday to Looe, please visit Camping in Looe.

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