Flora and Fauna
For those with an interest in the natural world, there are plenty of locations in South East Cornwall where you can catch sight of flora and fauna, be it on land or at sea. With its varied coastline, estuarys and rivers there is never a shortage of things to see including many varieties of birds.
There are several wildlife reserves, managed by Cornwall Wildlife Trust dotted about the region, including Looe Island.
A great way to get close to nature is to explore the rockpools along the shoreline. A whole world of mini-beasts can be found in just one pool, everything from prawns to starfish. Please remember to put anything caught back into the pool before you leave. Organised Rock Pool Rambles take place throughout the year, for the next event please check with Looe Marine Conservation Group.
Looe Harbour is said to be one of the easiest places to see a wild Grey Seal in the whole of the UK and you may get a chance to see the seals 'up close and personal', which is a real privilege.
But remember, always keep your distance. Grey Seals can lunge their telescopic necks and snap a full set of very large, sharp & interlocking teeth at you. Diseases can be transmitted between humans, seals and dogs. Always report contact and injuries to get medical advice.