Things to do in Looe and Polperro
You won’t be short of things to do in Looe and Polperro… We are blessed at Seaview Holiday Village with a stunning setting between historic Polperro and Looe and with beautiful countryside, a host of sandy beaches and brilliant attractions for all ages close by. Both Polperro and Looe can be reached on foot, or there are buses that can be caught from close to Seaview.
Polperro is a former smuggler’s hideaway that now boasts a chocolate-box harbour and winding streets that are home to an array of craft shops. Head to the heritage museum to find out more about the village’s intriguing past. If you follow the coastal path you can discover coves that remain almost empty, even in the height of summer. The path down to Polperro from Seaview is a steep one, so ensure you are well rested before tackling the climb back up.
Looe is a historic port and fishing village with great big golden beaches and a wonderful mix of olde worlde pubs and restaurants – the fish on local menus is freshly caught and delicious. There are two Looes – East Looe has a giant beach that families will love, while the beach at West Looe turns rocky, so it’s perfect for rockpool adventures. Looe is on the South West Coastal Path, so walkers can stretch their legs from Seaview and enjoy the stunning views and hidden beaches along the way.
Beautiful Talland Bay can be seen from the park and is a short walk, or an easy drive away. The bay has two sand and rock beaches that are safe for swimming and are popular spots for rockpooling and sea fishing. There is a pay-and-display car park at the west beach, which is also home to a popular beachside cafe that has seating along the coastal path where you can eat, drink and soak up the incredible views.
Many of Cornwall’s most popular seaside villages and historic attractions are within easy reach of Seaview. The Eden Project, which brings the rainforest and incredible plant life to Cornwall, is just 30 minutes drive, and Lands End is only one hour away. For a glimpse into Cornwall’s grand past head to any of the many National Trust properties in the region – Lanhydrock, Antony House and Cotehele are local to Seaview. If you are travelling with older children, they’ll love the indoor karting centre at Liskeard, and the thrills of Adrenalin Quarry – think zip wires, giant swings and coasteering.
Find out more about the region’s attractions here