Looe Live Cam

A beautiful coastal town and civil parish in south-east Cornwall


Hosted by:
  • The Portbyhan Hotel
  • The Quay - West Looe
  • Cornwall PL13 2BU - United Kingdom
  • 01503 262071
  • [email protected]
  • http://www.portbyhan.com/

The best location in Looe

Looe seems to be built on water. Its tidal harbour separates quiet West Looe (where the The Portbyhan Hotel is located), from the bustling waterfront, pier and sandy beach of East Looe.

A seven arched bridge joins the twin communities which have shared the fishing, trading and seafaring life for centuries. When you come to Looe, the first thing you must do is slow down! The pace of life is much quieter down here.

If you want a quiet break, to relax and to recharge those batteries, then Looe is for you. Explore the cobbled streets of old village around the harbour. Watch the fishing boats bringing in their catches, and offloading on the quayside.

Laze on the safe bathing beach which the Panorama overlooks, or wander along the coastal path (which passes our front door) and enjoy the magnificent views.

Hire your own motor boat and explore the harbour and bay, or take a trip on one of the many boats, either just sightseeing, or to try your hand at a spot of fishing.

If you want to explore more, then there is a lot the area has to offer, and Looe is an ideal touring base for the whole of Cornwall. Here is just a sample of the many attractions of the area that are all within easy reach.

National Trust: Houses and gardens well worth a visit include Antony House, Cotehele, Lanhydrock and Buckland Abbey.

Wildlife Parks: Porfell Animal Land Wildlife Park. The Monkey Sanctuary overlooking Looe Bay.

Museums: Lanreath Folk & Farm Museum. The Old Guildhall Museum, Looe.

Gardens: The Lost Gardens of Heligan (as featured on TV Series).

The Past: Morwellham Key - a restored picture postcard village. Charlestown - an unspoilt 18th Century working port. Poldark Mine and Heritage Complex. Jamaica Inn - setting for Daphne du Maurier's novel.

Music: Paul Corin's Magnificent Music Machines.

Railways: The Scenic Looe/Liskeard Line. The Steam Lines at Launceston & Bodmin.

Take the A38 from Plymouth. This crosses the Tamar Bridge into Cornwall. Continue for about 8 miles until you see the A387 signposting Looe.

You will arrive in Looe on the East side of the River. The road then crosses to the West side via an old stone bridge. Once across the Bridge take the first turning left. The road runs alongside the river, out towards the sea.

Once you come adjacent to the old Banjo Pier, and Beach, look to your right, and there you will see the Panorama, overlooking the Pier and Beach.

We have our own Car Park at the rear of the Hotel. This is reached by taking the first turning right past the Hotel, then turn right again.

If this is full, there is alternative parking in the quiet approach road to the Car Park.

The main London-Paddington to Penzance line passes through Liskeard.

Change trains here onto the branch line than runs down the valley to Looe.

Taxis are available at Looe Station. It is a two minute drive to the Hotel.