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Looe ( Cornish: Logh, lit. "deep water inlet") is a small coastal town, fishing port and civil parish in south-east Cornwall, England.
Looe is 20 miles west of Plymouth and seven miles south of Liskeard, divided in two by the River Looe, East Looe (Cornish: Logh) and West Looe (Cornish: Porthbyhan,, lit. "little cove") being connected by a bridge. Looe developed as two separate towns each with MPs and its own mayor.
The town centres around a small harbour and along the steep-sided valley of the River Looe which flows between East and West Looe to the sea beside a sandy beach. Offshore to the west, opposite the stonier Hannafore Beach, lies Looe Island.