Looe England was, once upon a time, two separate towns. East and West Looe were joined by a bridge in 1411, even though the first time either town was mentioned was in 1201. Thanks to the town's unique location and history there are plenty of attractions visitors enjoy.
Sightseers can enjoy kicking back and watching the fishing boats. Once an extremely popular fishing town, Looe is not as busy of a fishing port today. That being said the Looe Harbor Quay is a fascinating place to be during the day. Visitors can kick back and watch the boats come and go from the harbor. You can watch as they unload their catch and get them into the newly extended ice rooms. The hustle and bustle of the fishing boats is actually a pretty popular stop on the visitor hit list.
Sun worshipers can enjoy the Looe Beach. This sandy beach is located on the eastern side of Looe, in what was once called East Looe. This beach is extremely popular with families especially those with small children.
Across the way from the Looe beach is the famous Banjo Pier. This pier is a popular stop for many tourists. If you are one of the sightseers that enjoy watching the trawlers com in during high tide, this is the place to do it from. The wonderful views make it the spot to stop. It is also the setting for many of the tragic tales in Looe since this is not the place to go during bad weather.
If you are on the eastern side of Looe you should check out the Old Guildhall. This building dates back to the early 1500s and was the original site of the Town Hall. Today it is a museum for visitors to experience the history of the area. The Old Guild Hall is considered to be one of Looe's oldest buildings.
If you are up for a little adventure you can head out on a boat to St. George's Island, better known as Looe's Island. At one point in it's history the island was home to a monastic community. Today the island had actually been purchased by two sister, one has passed away. The remaining sister still lives on the island but visitors can still visit the island and enjoy the beauty and serenity of it.
While you are enjoying the beauty of the area you might notice a change in the scenery daily. Thanks to the low tide happening twice a day you will actually see a dramatic difference in the river during those times. It is very interesting to see at the very least, and if you happen to be in the area during the one or two times a year it happens, during the low tide you can actually walk to Looe Island. Even though low tide happens daily the extreme low tide does not so you might not be able to see the sandbar connecting Looe to Looe Island.
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