Enjoying the beach at Looe, Cornwall

Freddie Looe Cornwall Beach

Over the bank holiday weekend, as we were on holiday in Cornwall we wanted to enjoy a day at the beach. We do love the seaside so we headed to the small coastal town of Looe. Looe is on the south coast of Cornwall and it has an incredible sandy beach which is perfect for building sandcastles and having a paddle in the sea.

Looe Cornwall

We parked at the Millpool car park in West Looe and it cost us £5.70 for an all day ticket. It was then just a short walk across the bridge into East Looe and through the town to the sea front and on to the beach.

Looe Cornwall from the bridge

East Looe Beach

The beach was incredibly busy as we expected. It was a warm and sunny day so of course, many people wanted to enjoy the beach. We had carried our beach towels, swimsuits and beach gear with us so we found a spot of the beach ideal for building sandcastles and made ourselves comfortable.

Looe Cornwall

Looe Cornwall

Freddie Looe Cornwall Beach

Freddie Looe Beach Cornwall

We had such a lovely afternoon at the beach. The weather was beautiful with temperatures reaching 22 degrees which is incredible for April. The sea was unsurprisingly cold but it was still lovely to splash in for a few minutes to cool down.

Freddie loved exploring on the beach and it was lovely to see him toddle about and discover shells. Olly started to build sandcastles with his Dad and they had a great time digging up the sand and creating their own little fortress.

Sandcastles Looe Beach

There’s plenty of shops in Looe to buy lunches and snacks from. Shilts wanted to try out the pasties which he really enjoyed. There’s lots of independent shops to buy souvenirs as well as beach goods too if you forget your bucket and spade!

I would really love to discover some of the history of the area as I’m told it has a rich history of trade and smugglers and I’d love to research that more.

If you’ve enjoyed this, maybe you’ll also enjoy our post on Watergate Bay.

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  • Reply Donna 02/05/2019 at 10:25 pm

    I’ve loved watching your adventures on Stories and Looe is one of my favourite places. We went when A was a baby and loved it x

    • Reply Emma Shilton 06/05/2019 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Donna, we just love Cornwall. It’s just too far to visit every weekend :(

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