A fresh & professional site promoting Looe, Polperro & SE Cornwall
Welcome to Looe & Polperro is a completely independent website. It has the sole 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 200,000 people and our Facebook & Instagram pages have in excess of 12,250 followers….. making us the go-to site for those planning a stay in, or visit to, SE Cornwall.
Come & Explore the 5 Sections of the Site
With tourism the main economy of our communities, and one that has been significantly impacted by Covid, we want 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 from 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 local 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 new (September 2022) section will become a great resource for those planning to say ‘I Do’ in our corner of Cornwall.
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. My family have worked either in the fishing or tourism sectors for generations; creating & funding the site 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.
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 local individuals & businesses who provide activities, trips & tours.
We do not permit any form of third-party advertising, be that agencies or annoying AdSense pop ups.
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 5 sectors), please take a look at how to advertise on the site.
If you have any feedback, ideas or suggestion for the site, please use the contact form.