Welcome to our first blog !
Welcome to Looe & Polperro will be 9 months old this week and has become the premier website for those planning to stay or visit Looe, Polperro and the surrounding communities (that’s from Downderry in the east, to Lansallos in the west, what’s more commonly known as SE Cornwall).
We started out on July 31st 2020 to help promote our two iconic costal communities as they struggled with the impact that Covid19 had on the hospitality sector… since our launch:
- Over 225 businesses are now listed on site
- Over 40,000 people have visited the site
- Over 5,000 people are following us on Facebook & Instagram
The site has one sole aim – to provide a positive, professional & progressive image of Looe & Polperro. Highlighting the great variety of places to eat, shop, eat & drink and explore. With tourism the main economy of our communities we want to showcase to all that we have so much to offer… whether you are staying for a few hours or a few weeks.
Whether you plan on staying under canvas, self-catering, a B&B or hotel – we have it all !
Front bijoux fishermen’s cottages by the harbour, to quiet countryside retreats, Looe, Polperro and the surrounding areas has a wealth of accommodation to suite all budgets and the style of your holiday. Adult only, family friendly, travelling with your four-legged friend.. there really is something for everyone.
Our accommodation section is sub-divided into B&Bs, Hotels, Self-Catering and Camping/Caravaning/Motorhomes – you book direct with the owners so there’s no middle man nor commission to pay.
Eating & Drinking
No matter how long your stay, you could eat out for breakfast, lunch or dinner each day… and still not have tried all of our wonderful places to eat & drink !
From the freshest fish in the UK, to the humble pasty, Looe & Polperro has something to (literally) suite all tastes. With more than a dozen fantastic pubs (some dating back over 500 years) to enjoying a cream-tea overlooking Looe Island… your choice of what to eat is only surpassed on where to eat it.
Our eating & drinking section is divided into Cafes, Bars, Pubs, Restaurants & Takeaways – so you can start planning where to eat along before you arrive !
Across our communities we have over 100 shops – whether you are looking for a small gift to say thank you to your neighbour for watering your plants, to an original piece of artwork to adorn your walls at home.
The majority of our shops are privately owned by those that run them, scattered along the narrow streets, around the harbours & tucked away in quiet country villages…there’s are also a great number of talented artists & creators who have online shops… so if you can’t be with us in person, you can still treat yourself or a loved one to something special from Cornwall.
Come do some window shopping on the site now too see what our local shops have on offer.
From lazy days on our beaches, to a speed boat trip around the bay… taking a coastal walk in the sea air… to a paddle boarding lesson – how are you planning too enjoy your time in Cornwall?
Located across a stunning section of the Cornish coastline, you are never too far from the sea and all that takes place on, in & around it. We also have some surprise too from the Wild Futures monkey sanctuary, to one of Cornwall’s only vineyards…. or you may just prefer to sit by the harbours with your favourite drink in hand and watch the world go by.
Our Exploring section allows you to discover the wide-ranging activities of offer; our guide to local beaches and facilities both indoors & out. There’s so much to see & do that we are sure we will only whet your appetite to stay longer next time
Our new section of the website, Living In Looe & Polperro was only launched in April 2021 and is aimed at those choosing to relocate to Looe, Polperro & the surrounding area.
Spilt into four sections – Tradespeople, Property, Local Facilities, Clubs & Associations, it will give you a flavour of our communities as a great place to live, run a business & relocate. The pages are in their infancy with the number of listings growing daily.
We look forward to welcoming you back (or for the first time) to our wonderful corner of Cornwall very soon. Please remember that times are still not back to ‘normal’ and many local businesses have had to adapt the way in which they operate, with Covid19 restrictions still in place. Your safety & enjoyment, and the safety of our communities, is key so please follow all national & local guidelines during your time with us. Thank you !
Are you a local business ?
If you are a local business, you can add you FREE listing by registering here. We also offer Full page listing, which look like this example and are charged at just £50 for a full 12 month period. For all enquiries, please email us.