Mousehole is a small fishing village on West Cornwall’s south coast, between Penzance and Land’s End. It’s narrow, winding lanes are populated by galleries, restaurants, quaint cottages, and gift shops inspired by the sea.

A 100 years ago, Mousehole was a bustling port, with local fishing boats bringing in pilchards when landing at the picturesque harbour. The harbour road is lined with cottages, closely huddled together, built from finely grained Lamorna granite, and taking a walk along the road gives you a sense of Mousehole’s old world charm.

Mousehole Harbour Beach is a safe, sheltered, sandy beach at low tide, and ideal for families. There are many great beaches within a short distance too, including Porthcurno Beach, Penzance Promenade Beach, and Salt Ponds Beach, giving you lots of options if you want to soak up the sun-rays, surf, and relax.

From Mousehole there are also a great number of popular tourist attractions nearby. St Michaels Mount is an amazing castle-topped island, steeped in myth and over 1000 years of history, and only a short drive away. The famous Minack Theatre is near Portcurno, and makes an excellent day activity to explore the theatre and gardens, or for enjoying a picnic and watching a performance with the most incredible backdrop!

However if you’re just looking for a peaceful, quiet place to relax away from the hustle and bustle, then you can just wander the streets of Mousehole, walk along the coast, or perhaps take part in some fishing activities.

Useful Info

Main Attractions: Walks, Fishing, Peace, Coastal Views

Accommodation: Hotels, B&Bs, Self Catered Accommodation

Food: Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Seafood Bar

Accessible Via: A30

Coast: South

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