CORNWALL is famous the world over for its seaside communities, and Looe shows why in a perfect microcosm.
It is still a working fishing port, its trawlermen defying the changes of the 21st century and the difficulties of economic and environmental politics to wrest a living from the sea as people have done for hundreds of years.
This means, of course, that Looe is one of the best places in Cornwall to eat fresh seafood: cafes and restaurants offer fantastic choice.
Banjo Pier, Looe
Looe also offers its own modern take on another famous Cornish tradition – the seaside holiday.
The town and its surrounding area are geared to the visitor for accommodation, beack kit, picnic ingredients and those seaside staples, fish and chips or a cream tea – or even fish and chips and a cream team.
There are modern traditions too – Looe is now famous as one of the country's must-go-to locations for a New Year's Eve party, its atmospheric streets thronged
Looe River with revellers in fancy dress.
And come the end of summer, top international stars like Bryan Ferry play the Looe Music Festival, based around the beach and a weekend of festival fun.
Fishing trips are one of the attractions for many visitors to Looe. The town is a mecca for shark fishing, and is HQ to the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain.
Cliff walks are another favourite, with the scenic route from Talland Bay to the beautiful fishing village of Polperro a special recommendation.
Luxury gifts and essential souvenirs
Here at The Old Mill Gift Centre we are looking forward to all the exciting moments in 2017.
Romance is in the air with our broadened wedding selection to our biggest yet. We have various ranges packed full of brand new items. Our favourites are our Love Story range and our Gold and Black collection.
Love Story is all about rustic, vintage looking pieces with our favourite being the set of two drinking jars for groom and bride; a perfect gift for the happy couple or fun glasses to use on the big day.
Our Gold and Black range is a large collection packed full with different sized frames, photo albums, cushions, keepsake boxes and mugs.
The favourite pieces in this range have to be the matching passport holders set and luggage tags set which will make the perfect present for a honeymooning couple.
Robert Harrop Designs are proud to present a most striking collection of contemporary sculpture.
Emotionally evocative, fiercely modern, yet remaining utterly affordable.
Designed and sculpted by Matt Buckley at his Shropshire studios, Edge Sculpture is a collection influenced by style rather than subject.
The mix of form, light and texture gives a unique feel to each individual piece.
They are an eclectic mix of themes that have a collective 'look'.
The Old Mill Gift Centre
The Old Mill Gift Centre has been owned and run by a local family for nearly 50 years, spanning three generations.
This luxury tourist gift shop, situated near the Millpool, nestled on the river, north of Looe Bridge between the Amusement Arcade and Looe Chandlery/Boatyard, sells a combination of essential souvenirs and quality gifts.
We are passionate about gifts and souvenirs, from sculpture to tiles, tea towels to magnets, glassware to mugs, for your nursery, fantasy, home, weddings and man cave, come and see what we have.
Tredinnick Farm Shop & Tearooms
For all your: Household Items; Groceries; Local Meats;
Vegetables; Cornish Products and Wines and Spirits;
Pet Foods; Logs & Charcoal NEWSPAPERS & LOTTERY
WE ARE ALSO ONLINE at www.food4myholiday.com
for holiday grocery deliveries in Cornwall
Widegates, Looe PL13 1QL Tel: 01503 240992
Bridgend, West Looe 01503 262104
G IFTS4EVER the online home of the old mill gift centre
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