Cornwall was one of the most heavily used counties by Smugglers
and evidence of this can be found dotted around various parts
of its coastline. This particular cave was subject to an investigation
by paranormal group This
Haunted Land - to read about the history of the cave along
with what they experienced there, then please click HERE.
Again, see the excellent investigation report by This Haunted
Land to read of paranormal experiences and what happened to
them during their investigation in the cave.
This is the natural cave formation in the cliff. Outside it
looks pretty normal.
Inside however you can see a deliberately man-made tunnel
that was used to store contraband by smugglers.
Looking down through the tunnel.
Chris and Kim go exploring.
How to get there:
The cave is relatively easy to find - but if you do plan to
go then, this is important, go when the tide is OUT! The last
thing you want to do is crawl in, then find that the tide
has cut you off making escape impossible. Also - take a torch
with you because it's dark in there! Don't hold your hopes
up too high with the cave - it's about 4ft high and about
7 meters deep. Plus, when we were there it sounded like there
was a wasps nest inside.
But, as I said, the cave is
easy to find. Simply head down to the beach on East Looe and,
as you're facing the sea, turn left and walk along the path.
Go up and over the steps onto the secondary beach and keep
walking until, in the cliffface, you see a small cut in the
rock. Inside there (mind the rubbish) is the smugglers cave.
Below is an aerial photo showing it's approximate location.