Living in Looe, Cornwall

Let us start by saying that Looe is a great place to live!

We would say that though I suppose as we live an work here. But which ever way you look at it Looe is special.

Moving to Looe

Thousands of people come on holiday to Looe in Cornwall each year. A good number spend time looking in the estate agent windows, eyeing-up the properties and dreaming of what it would be like to live in Looe. We know the thoughts going through their minds:

  • How much is property?
  • Is there enough work?
  • What’s it like in the winter?
  • Will I be treated like an outsider?
  • Are there things to do?
  • Does it flood?
  • What’s it like in the tourist season?
  • and many, many more!

Well there is plenty to consider and all are individual to each person but below are a few of the services and facilities that you might find useful if you are considering the move.

Estate agents

  • Bradleys
  • Seasons
  • Popes


  • Barclays
  • Natwest

Major high street shops

  • Boots
  • Co-op
  • Post Office
  • Texaco
  • Mountain Warehouse
  • Weird Fish
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Whistle Fish Gallery
  • Moshulu

Schools and Nurseries

  • West Looe Playgroup
  • Barbican Pre-school
  • Looe Primary School
  • Looe Community Accademy

Other shops

Basically there are too many other shops in Looe to mention all of them here but here’s a short list

  • fishing tackle dealers
  • boat chandlery
  • fish and chips shops
  • delicatessens
  • toy shops
  • garden centre
  • gift shops
  • camera shop
  • clothing stores
  • fruit and veg.
  • butchers
  • convenience stores
  • garages and MOT centre
  • sweet and chocolate shops
  • bakers
  • cafes
  • restaurants
  • hotels
  • guest houses
  • joke shops
  • book stores
  • antique dealers

Basically, you name it and we’ve probably got it.

What’s it like then?

Ah, the big question! Well it depends who you ask and where they’re from but personally speaking, Looe has much to offer people who want to settle and live here.

Because we’re biased, we’ve decided to ask other residents what they think of it. To hear what they have to say click any of the links above (Not available just yet but coming soon).

So there you have it…

Where else can you get easy access to the Cornish coastal path, a lovely sandy and child friendly beach, shops open all year selling anything from handmade chocolates to artists materials and crab lines, high class hotels, restaurants selling the best in Cornish cuisine, atmospheric public houses, interesting architecture and beautiful scenery all in one place?

Why Looe of-course!