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Things to do in Cornwall

Visit beautiful Cornwall

The Jolly Sailor in Looe is an ideal base for exploring beautiful Cornwall and the many attractions and sights it has to offer. Whether you’re interested in exploring the distinctive culture of the peninsula, it’s extreme geography or if you’re looking for a fun day out with the kids there’s surely something to satisfy you within a short journey of our doorstep. And there’s always the warm welcome of the Jolly at the end of the day.


Places to visit and things to do in Cornwall


 Polperro – Tiny, picturesque harbour village – 4 miles away

 Fowey – Harbour town and home of the Daphne Du Maurier writing festival – 24 miles away

Newquay – Surfing and partying – 37 miles away

Truro – The capital city of Cornwall – 42 miles away

St. Ives – Mecca for artists and home of the Tate Gallery – 63 miles away


Looe – our very own sandy beach! – 1 mile away

Whitsand Bay – wonderful, wide open sandy beach – 13 miles away

Watergate Bay – home of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant – 37 miles away

Fistral – Newquay’s premier surfing beach – 38 miles away

 Sennen – beautiful beach near Land’s End – 73 miles away

Tourist attractions

The National Marine Aquarium – Plymouth – 22 miles away

The Eden Project – World renowned ‘biomes’ housing their own climate and plants – 22 miles away

The Lost Gardens of Heligan – beautifully landscaped gardens – 31 miles away

Tintagel – reputedly the location of Camelot – 36 miles away

The Tate Gallery St. Ives – modern art gallery – 63 miles away

St. Michael’s Mount – iconic Cornish house and estate set on an island – 63 miles away

Land’s End – eponymous end of the country (or is it the start?) – 74 miles away

And so much more..!

There are many, many more exciting things to see and do in Cornwall, the above is just a small sample. For a more complete guide to the tourist opportunities in the county head over to the Visit Cornwall website.

Events in Cornwall

The below feed of what’s on in Cornwall is kindly provided by the Visit Cornwall website. Head over to their site for a wider look at things to do and see whilst your visiting our beautiful county.