Looe Island is one of Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s marine nature reserve and the waters around it are teeming with life. It provides a quiet haven for wildlife, with a variety of habitats including woodland, maritime grassland, sand, shingle and rocky reef.
Aside from the fantastic wildlife, the Island is also seeped in history. Aside from the stories of smuggling and piracy, there is also a marked trail around the island that takes in the site of a of a Benedictine chapel built in 1139 at the highest point (150 m) which, legend has it, Joseph of Arimathea came to visit.
The island was kindly bequeathed to the Trust in 2004 following the passing of the Atkins sisters. Day visitors are able to visit the Island between Easter and September every year, on CWT’s boat, The Islander.
For more information about how to visit Looe Island, visit our Things To Do section.