East Cornwall is a magical mix of classic market towns, spectacular beaches, estuaries and some real hidden gem landscapes like the Torpoint/ Rame Peninsula area on the Cornish/ Devon border overlooking Plymouth and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South East Cornish Coast has long been a favourite with families, featuring top family fun beach bays around Looe and Polperro and family attractions like Monkey World near Looe. Top watersports are available aplenty along the South East Cornish Coast, particularly sea and estuary fishing and diving. Inland, East Cornwall’s old market town and stannary centre Liskeard is a popular south eastern gateway into Bodmin Moor, offering easy access to famous landmarks like the Cheesewring rock formation. Magnificent Carnglaze Caverns with underground lake are also located near Liskeard.
Where to Stay
East Cornwall offers an excellent choice of traditional cottages, spacious holiday homes and villas available at great value prices. Choose from four bedroom family cottages around Liskeard or book a coastal cottage retreat for two or family apartment on the south east coast in the pretty Looe area close to best beaches, the harbour and boat trips. Many cottages in the area welcome pets and the South East Coast has many beaches which welcome dogs all year round. Some luxury villas, bungalows and holiday homes around Looe include private swimming pools.
Stay in a boutique guest house on Looe’s peaceful West Quay for the ultimate romantic getaway. Visitors on the hunt for a special hidden corner will find Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula south of Torpoint the perfect short break or holiday base. The peninsula contains many cottage retreats, spacious holiday homes, cosy B&Bs and family run country hotels offering easy access into East Cornwall, Looe and Polperro beaches and Devon capital Plymouth just across the water.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.