Walk along Marine Drive with the sea on your left, heading south either along the pavement or the lower beach path.
Toilets are available at Hannafore, at beach level, near the cafe.There are spectacular views to Rame Head in the East and across to Looe Island.Looe Island is owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and is a fabulous place to visit.https://www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/explore/visit-looe-island
At the end of Marine Drive, go through the gate onto National Trust land and pick up the South West Coast path. Follow the clearly marked path with fabulous views out to sea for 3 miles to Talland Bay. There are a few climbs & descents!
The remains of Lamanna Chapel are worth a visit. Clearly signposted to the right as you go through the gate onto National Trust land.
Descend into Talland Bay, go through the small National Trust Car Park and turn right on to the road. Walk up the hill past Talland Church.
There are 2 beaches at Talland Bay - Rotterdam Beach, where the SW Coast Path from Hannafore comes down to. To the west is the main beach, Talland Sand.Refreshments are available at Talland Bay - cafe's, pub & hotel.Talland church (which overlooks Rotterdam Beach) is really interesting and worth a visit. The cemetery has super views over the bay. https://www.tallandchurch.co.uk/
Shortly after the church take the marked footpath on the left. Follow the path across the fields, passing one of the 'measured mile' markers in the field on your right.The footpath goes through Tencreek Holiday Park, emerging on to the lane at the other side of the park.
Walk north along the lane until you reach the A387.Cross the A387 and continue along the lane through farmland. The lane will start to descend as you approach the West Looe Valley and Kilminorth Woods.
Beware of local traffic on this country lane. Though it is not that busy, the lane is very narrow in places.
Turn right off the lane into Kilminorth Woods, a little before it reaches the bottom of the valley, to follow a bridleway signposted to Looe.
Look out for a small path to the left, down to the river as the main bridleway bends to the right. This path zigzags steeply to the valley floor at Watergate, where you turn right to follow the river back to Looe.
It is worth checking the tides if following the low tide route along the river.
When the tide is in, follow the well marked alternative route higher above the West Looe River. Don't forget to check the tides.
Leave Kilminorth Woods through a gate and follow the River along the edge of Millpool Car Park at West Looe.
Toilets are available at Millpool Car Park.
Walkers travelling by train should join the route at the start of .
Cross the main road, the bridge to East Looe and the station will be on your left.Continue walking south along the west bank of the river to Hannafore Road/Marine Drive and to your car at the start of the walk (if you parked here).
Look out for the bronze statue of Nelson, the one-eyed seal, who was a famous resident of the harbour for 25 years.