Cornwall is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to the South West coast for a summer holiday. Despite being a massive fan of ‘staycations’, I didn’t actually visit Cornwall myself until last year. You can read all about my trip to Newquay here. I can’t believe it took me so long to visit! I’d never considered Cornwall before because of the cost of the trains. However, now I know how cheap and easy it is to fly from Birmingham, I definitely want to go again. This time I would like to explore more of the area and perhaps stay in a caravan.
Looe is a town on the south-east of Cornwall, which is the other side of the county to Newquay. It’s a fishing town and is divided in two by the River Looe. There is a bridge which joins the two parts of the town together, however in the medieval period these were two separate towns. These days, you will find the main shopping centre and the most popular sandy beach in East Looe, while West Looe is considerably quieter but also has a good selection of shops and restaurants.
There’s something in Looe for everyone of any age. Whether you want to sit on the beach all day (weather permitting) or go for a hike, the south coast has plenty to offer. You could also go for a spot of fishing if that floats your boat! If you have a car, you can drive to nearby towns Liskeard or Plymouth if you want to explore further afield.
Things to do in and around Looe
- You could take a tour on a glass bottomed boat around Looe Island.
- You could go on a return cruise on a glass bottomed boat to Polperro.
- You can explore one of the many Cornish gardens.
- You could take a day trip to the famous Eden Project.
Where should you stay?
When it comes to UK holidays, I much prefer to stay on a holiday park rather than in a hotel. When I was younger, we had a lot of caravan holidays and they were always really fun. When you’re on a self-catering holiday, you have so many more options. You’re able to cook for yourself and you feel like you have a home away from home. Can you think of anything better than spending a week on a holiday park in Cornwall? Ice creams on the beach, having dinner in a cute little restaurant with a sea view, walking along the coast. It sounds perfect, doesn’t it? No wonder so many people are choosing staycations over holidays abroad nowadays.
Obviously, you have to be careful with the British weather but Cornwall seems to have a much better summer than the rest of the UK! When I went to Newquay in mid-June last year, the temperatures were nearing thirty degrees. It was the perfect weather for sitting on the beach with a cold drink and a book!
Have you got any staycations planned this year? Have you ever been to Cornwall?