Cornwall Beach Guide

Looe Beach

Description:
Looe is a pleasant working fishing town with much to see. Looe Beach is a popular sandy beach which is flanked by Banjo Pier to the south and Pen Rocks to the north. Beyond Pen Rocks, a rocky beach with some sand extends some way along the coast. In Looe there are good facilities with many cafés and restaurants. Note that Looe gets very busy in the summer and the Looe car parks can get full on busy days.
Safety:
Signs warn not to bathe in the harbour entrance and not to use inflatables when the blue flag is flying in the direction of the beach. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There is good disabled access to Looe Beach with a slipway and several ramps. Toilets are right by the beach. The nearest car park is about a 10 minute walk to Looe Beach.
Dogs:
Dogs banned all year on Looe Beach. Note that dogs are allowed all year at Hannafore Beach at west Looe.
Directions:
Looe is 18 miles from Plymouth. Take the A38 from Plymouth over the Tamar Bridge into South East Cornwall. At Trerulefoot, turn onto the A374 (signposted to Looe). After approximately 1 mile, turn right onto the A387 (again signposted to Looe). Continue on the A387 to Widegates. At Widegates the A387 becomes the B3253 for Looe. Continue on the B3253 to Looe.
Post Code:
PL13 2AF.
Parking:
A 950 space car park in West Looe. 2 smaller car parks in East Looe.
Toilets:
Yes, by Looe beach.
Facilities:
Shops, restaurants & cafés in Looe. Sand Chair hire for the disabled at Looe Beach, phone Looe Town Trust Seafront Workshops on (01503) 263709.
Activities:
Boat trips from Looe.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Hannafore (less than 1 mile, rock and sandy beach, dog friendly)
Seaton (5 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
Portwrinkle (10 miles, sandy beach, part dog friendly)
Whitsand Bay (11 miles, sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly)
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