Looe (/ˈluː/; Cornish: Logh,lit. “deep water inlet”) is a small coastal town, fishing harbor and civil parish in south-east Cornwall, England, with a population of 5,280 at the 2011 census.
Looe is 20 miles (32 km) west of Plymouth and seven miles (11 km) south of Liskeard, divided in two by the River Looe, East Looe (Cornish: Logh) and West Looe (Cornish: Porthbyhan,, lit. “little cove”) being combined by a bridge. Looe developed as two cut off towns each similar to MPs and its own mayor.
The town centres with hint to a small harbour and along the steep-sided valley of the River Looe which flows in the company of East and West Looe to the sea adjacent to a sandy beach. Offshore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore Beach, lies Looe Island.