Local Area Information

Mousehole is a picturesque small fishing village situated approximately 3 miles west of Penzance and approximately 10 miles east of Lands End.  It was described by the poet Dylan Thomas as "the loveliest village in England" and was runner up in "Britains Best Village".

The dramatic coves and secret beaches in the far west of Cornwall are amongst the finest in the country.  If you enjoy walking, the South West Coastal Path runs through Mousehole and approximately 2 miles away you will reach Lamorna Cove.  The coast path then meanders on towards picturesque Penberth and approximately half a mile further is Logan Rock, teetering on the end of the outcrop looking towards Pednvounder and gorgeous Porthcurno, with the dramatic Minack Theatre cut into the rocks above.

Porthgwarra is Enid Blyton "smugglers" territory with tunnels cut through the rocks and is one of the locations of the recent BBC series Poldark.  Walk uphill from the car park and around the coast path to Nanjizal (Mill Bay) and you might see seals in the bay.

Lands End is a further 3 miles and Sennen Cove 1 mile more. Sennen is great for surfing, you can hire  body boards and wet suits for a fantastic fun day.

In the opposite direction are the seaside resorts of Penzance and Marazion, home to the magnificent St Michael's Mount.

The popular resort of St Ives is approximately 10 miles away and is great for surfing, shopping and eating out.

If you enjoy cycling, bikes can be hired and delivered to Mousehole from Penzance Bike Hire.

The Sea Salts and Sails Festival is held in Mousehole every other year, the next one is in July 2020.

The annual Mousehole Carnival is held in August, this year from Friday the 2nd until Monday the 5th.

The annual Newlyn Fish Festival is held on August Bank Holiday Monday. This is a great one for all the family and you might spot a local celebrity chef!

Mousehole is famous for its Christmas lights this year switch on is the 14th of December.  The impressive displays light up the harbour and narrow streets.  Just before Christmas in Mousehole is Tom Bawcock's Eve, which celebrates a hero who saved the village from famine by bracing the stormy ocean to bring back fish for the hungry. Locals mark this occasion by baking the famous "Stargazey Pie" which you can sample in the Ship Inn, just a few yards away!