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.
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.
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.
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.
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.