Hannafore Beach, Looe
Hannafore Beach is a predominantly rocky beach, with some sand and shingle, which stretches from Hannafore Point to the outskirts of west Looe, Cornwall. At low tide a multitude of rock pools are revealed, making it a particularly good spot for rock poolers.
There are fine views of St George’s Island (a.k.a. Looe Island) from the beach at low tide, or from the grassy banks and sea wall above the beach at high tide. St George’s Island, which is owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At one time the site of a Benedictine chapel, the island is now a nature reserve which can be reached by boat. Boat trips are available from Looe harbour.
Holiday cottages in Looe provide self catering holiday accommodation to holiday makers. Holiday cottages in Polperro (5 miles by road from Hannafore Point), Fowey (11 miles) and Liskeard (9 miles) offer further self catering options.
Car parking is possible on the sea front road, from where the beach is easily accessed. Further car parking is available in a large car park in West Looe, or smaller car parks in East Looe, from where Hannafore is a pleasant walk. East Looe Beach offers a sandy alternative to Hannafore Beach. A caf and toilets are located by the beach but are open only in peak seasons. Ample further facilities and amenities are provided in the town, which is one of Cornwall’s most popular holiday spots. There is no lifeguard service. Dogs are permitted on the beach all year round.