East Looe


East Looe
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Sufficient

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A sandy beach, popular with families. There are good facilities and toilets right by the beach, though Looe does get very busy during summer and is the home of the Looe Music Festival.


Explore the beach or nearby shops and cafes. The Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol is just a minute or twos walk from the beach. There is a sailing club here too.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the town or numerous coastal walks. The SW Coast Path runs straight past the beach. Head east to Black Rock Beach or west to Hannafore Point, crossing over East Looe River.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Sufficient

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at East Looe

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops



Ample pay and display parking.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are not allowed on this beach.

Beach cleaning

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