It’s rare for a bank holiday weekend to be filled with sunshine, but on my recent trip to Looe we were graced with glorious rays – which meant we could get out and about and see as much of the area as possible!
This post is about a month late, due to the ridiculous amount of photos I took and subsequently had to filter through and edit. BUT IT’S HERE NOW. I’ve rounded up some of the reasons why I loved the area and what you can get up to if you ever venture to this small coastal town.
Looe itself is quite a sight to behold; my boyfriend and I drove in on a bend mostly obscured with trees before it all opened out to this picture perfect scenery. I was in awe at all the pastel coloured houses and after a windy drive through some one way streets we ended up at The Watermark.
I’d recommend staying here, it’s reasonably priced and is in a great location – there’s also complimentary cream teas served everyday!
After dumping our stuff in the room and having a quick freshen up, we headed out to explore. It was only a short walk down the steps and we had this lovely view to take in (complete with Nelson the seal – more about him here!)
One of many pretty pastel houses in Looe!
We chose The Old Sail Loft for dinner as it had great reviews and our host at the Watermark recommended it.
I’m glad we went with it – the inside was charming and it was the perfect setting to enjoy an intimate meal. I won’t lie, anywhere that has fairy lights inside I’m instantly sold on. All the food is fresh and fish is caught that day. I had pasta (shock) that was packed with seafood and full of flavour!
Dotted up and down the River Looe there are plenty of other delicious restaraunts, fish and chip shops and ice-cream parlours. We also went to Mama J’s Italian Kitchen one night which has a bit more of a relaxed vibe but was still delicious!
Walking to Polperro
After a hearty breakfast we set off early, armed with suncream (that’s right – SUN-CREAM in the UK) swimming costumes and a slight sense of apprehnsion that we’d become textbook tourists and get lost.
The walk from Looe to Polperro is stunning. It snakes around the scenic coast and is punctuated with viewpoints, secluded beaches, charming cafes and wild animals. What more could you want from a country walk?!
After a few hours we arrived in Polperro which is just as charming as Looe but slightly smaller. The streets are so pretty and quaint, peppered with serious #frontdoorgoals!
After a little mooch around we caught a boat back to Looe which you can book in advance or, if you like to live DANGEROUSLY, chance it like we did.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Wandering aimlessly round these pretty restored gardens is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. There’s plenty to see here; farm animals, allotments, sculptures, jungle trails and live theatre.
This hangover got me like
We spent our last evening on our own private terrace with a glass of wine and a lovely view of the beach. A perfect end to a few days away!
Have you ever been to Looe?