East Looe Town Trust website

Community Use Areas

The Trust's properties include East Looe Beach and Promenade which are at the heart of Looe’s tourist attractions and the Trustees give priority to keeping them in good order.

With the help of Friends of the Wooldown, the Trust also looks after the Wooldown, an open space of great value to the community. The Trust is also responsible for the New Guildhall, one of the town’s finest buildings.

East Looe Beach & Seafront

The gently sloping sandy East Looe Beach provides safe bathing, in water which is quality tested weekly. Visitors and local residents enjoy the seafront free of charge.

Our regular workforce are out bright and early 7 days of the week to make the seafront safe and clean before visitors arrive. Our tractor tows a state-of-the-art screening machine over the beach to clean it and remove dangerous items.

Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time, but there are plenty of dog-bins on the seafront to help owners play their part in keeping it clean.

Beach Facilities

Two beach cafes serve good food, drinks and ice creams, while another seafront business sells all your beach and holiday goods. Deck chairs and windbreaks can be hired, and children's rides are available too.

(Seafront public toilets are provided by the council, while the town’s full range of great shops and restaurants are close at hand).

Seafront Events

The Trust is delighted to host a range of seafront events throughout the year, such as the annual Looe Raft Race, which starts from the beach, and the main sound stage for the Looe Music Festival.

The seafront is sometimes a national sporting venue when national dinghy sailing championships take place. Charity beach sports, sandcastle competitions, Looe Festival by the Sea, radio station road-shows, steel bands, banjo bands, our seafront a place to be enjoyed free of charge by one and all.

Public Performance on Seafront and Beach

Public performances on all Trust property requires the written permission of the Trust. Street Musicians are permitted at the performance point, without written permission, subject to each and all of the following conditions:

  1. Maximum of two musicians
  2. Set no longer than 1 hour with an interval of no less than 1 hour - during daylight between 9am and 8pm
  3. Acoustic, or minimally amplified, musical instruments
  4. Sound level to extend no further than the immediate performance area
  5. No percussion instruments or repetitive beats
  6. No pre-recorded tracks
  7. No soliciting donations
  8. Appearance and behaviour to cause no offence
  9. Street musicians will give way to a band that has the Trust's written permission
  10. Performers may be required to stop playing at the absolute discretion of the Trust staff.

For further information contact the Trust office.