rockpooling in Looe

If you fancy a challenge try our trail around Whitsand Bay, or discover the wild beauty around Struddicks, just up the hill from Millendreath. We have a choice of walks between Looe and Polperro to keep you busy as well as a rollercoaster of a trail from Polperro around to Polruan.


Geocaching is a great way to combine technology with a good old fashioned treasure hunt. We've hidden caches all around, so all you need is a GPS device or a smart phone to get started. Every time you find the treasure trove, choose something from the stash and leave something else for the next person.
Register on the geocaching website and then record each find.


With so many beaches from Whitsand to Polperro you're spoilt for choice of where to go rock-pooling. Once the tide has ebbed back you'll find a world in miniature to explore. Under the seaweed forest look out for starfish, snails, small fish as well as molluscs, barnacles and anemones.
We like to see what we can find at Portnadler, Hannafore, Talland and Polperro.
Where are your favourite rock-pooling places? Post your pictures on our Facebook page.


The south coast of Cornwall is not always thought of for riding the waves, but the long bay at Whitsand, which faces south west, is very popular surfers.
  • Break - 7km of beach breaks
  • Swell - SE to W
  • Wind - North Easterly
  • Tide - All tides
  • Get the latest from Magic Seaweed


Sharrow at Whitsand Bay has seasonal lifeguards and miles of wide open beaches when the tide is out


Dig out your rod and reel and head for the coast or jump on one of the boat trips from Looe and Polperro.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Grab a 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ book and get going on your very own adventure.
We love No.8 catch a fish in a net and No.28 climb a huge hill.
What are your favourites?

Have a safe day out

To make the most of your visit, please be aware of these safety tips:

  • The coast paths can get muddy, so stout footwear is advisable 
  • It's not always obvious how fragile the cliffs are, so be aware around cliff edges from above and from below
  • Currents and winds can make swimming hazardous; keep within your limits
  • Be aware of the state of the tide so you don't get cut off by rising water
  • Keep children supervised
  • Keep dogs under close control around livestock and other people.
  • Let your dog off the lead if you feel threatened by livestock or horses and avoid getting between farm animals and their young