A fresh & professional site promoting Looe, Polperro & SE Cornwall
Welcome to Looe & Polperro is a completely independent website which is 100% self-funded & has not cost the tax payers a single penny.
The site has the singular aim of promoting the two iconic Cornish seaside destinations of Looe & Polperro, as well as the wider area of SE Cornwall, as great places to visit, stay, shop, eat, drink & explore.
Since its launch at the end of July 2020, the site has been explored by over 375,000 people and our Facebook & Instagram pages have over 16,000 followers….. making us the go-to site for those planning a stay in, or visit to, SE Cornwall.
Come & Explore the 6 Sections of the Site
With tourism & hospitality the main economies of our communities, our aim is to showcase and promote:
Accommodation – from B&Bs to Yurts, Hotels to Self Catering… there is a wonderful array of great places to stay for singles, couples and families;
Shopping – from boutique Cornish crafts to essential holiday supplies; clothing to antiques.. you can shop till you drop as you wander the streets & lanes (and shop online too with our local artists & artisans);
Eating & Drinking – from the finest fresh fish, to the humble pasty; wine bars, to pubs dating back over 500 years – there’s something for all tastes when your’e searching for a perfect place to eat & drink;
Things to See & Do – from lazy sunny days on our beaches, to exploring local attractions; enjoying stunning coastal vistas, to taking part in adventure sports – what will you choose to do during your time in the area & further afield in Cornwall?
Weddings & Ceremonies – From photographers to florists, licensed venues to the perfect spot for your honeymoon. This section is great resource for those planning to say ‘I Do’ in our corner of Cornwall.
What’s On & Events – If you are searching for what is taking place locally, from live music to sports events, this section of the site is up to date with a wide variety of events taking place in the area. You can search by date and even download our calendar to your own device.
What’s Different About Us?
The site has been created & curated by myself, Peter Friend, who grew up & lived in Looe until my early twenties. For generations, my family have worked in either the fishing or tourism sectors; creating & funding the site’s development was my way of giving something back to the community I hold dear to my heart.
Whilst I live away from Looe at the moment, owning and running a boutique hotel in SW France… I hope one day to return to SE Cornwall’s shores.
The vast majority of businesses listed on the site are locally owned & run. Other than a small advertising fee (which we reinvest to develop & promote the site) there is no membership fee to be part of Welcome to Looe & Polperro.
In 2023, we are also going to be donating 10% of all advertising revenue to local good causes.
For holiday accommodation, there is no commission charged to the property nor the site visitors, we merely put you in contact with the owners to book direct. We champion local retailers, as well as local artists & artisans with an online presence, as well as individuals & businesses who provide activities, trips & tours.
We help promote great places to get married in our corner of Cornwall, as well as services from florists to photographers that make your special day, just that.
Finally, our What’s On & Event section aims to bring visitors & locals alike, and up to date calendar of events & activities taking place across our communities.
We Hope to Welcome you Soon !
Whether you’re visiting for the day, a short break or a week-long holiday, we welcome you to Looe & Polperro and hope that you have a wonderful time with us here in SE Cornwall… and if you are a local business (in one of the above sectors), please take a look at how to advertise on the site.
If you have any feedback, ideas or suggestions of how the site might be improved, we’d love to hear from you via our contact form.