Did you know...Looe and Polperro were once thriving smuggler’s communities
Perched on the south coast of Cornwall, the town of Looe and the village of Polperro are just six miles apart, but have characters all of their own.
Looe and Polperro have gripping histories filled with tales of the smugglers, pirates and fisherman who have walked the cobbled streets and alleys over the centuries. Although the only traces of the less lawful industries are these days confined to the museum in East Looe, Looe remains a working fishing port and holidays in Looe involve ample to see and do - both in the town and around the area. With the harbour and main shopping area in East Looe, West Looe is the quieter of the towns.