Mousehole is considered to be one of the most charismatic and beautiful coastal fishing villages in Britain, virtually unchanged by modern day life. Cottages, nestled and huddled round the edge of the almost circular granite walled harbour, Cornwall’s earliest breakwater began in 1393 or thereabouts is now incorporated into South Quay, yet is still easily identifiable with its massive irregular blocks of stone, leading you away from the harbours edge into a maze of narrow, winding cobbled lanes and alleyways, filled with magic and charm to tempt you at every turn.
The village offers a general village store/newsagent, post office, delicatessen, a fine selection of small art galleries of local artists work, gift and craft shops, a local pub - The Ship Inn, hotel -The Coastguard and a wonderful restaurant - 2 Fore Street.
A very interesting walk out of the village with the sea on your left takes you to Lamorna, where on arrival you can sit on the terraced café serving refreshments and light lunches, or wander up the hill through the beautiful valley, for a fresh crab sandwich at The Lamorna Wink Inn. The coastal path leads further on passed Penberth Cove where The Minack Theatre overlooks the stunning coastline at Porthcurno! So, remember your walking boots, binoculars and camera!
If you walk following the coastal path out of the Mousehole with the sea on your right you can walk all the way to St Michael's Mount passed the busy harbour at Newlyn, along Penzance promenades to Long Rock beach arriving at Marazion. If the sea is out you can walk across the causeway to St Michael's Mount or take a small boat trip if the sea is in.
Penzance is 3 miles from Mousehole and the main shopping centre in the area including a Tesco open 24 hours, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Lidl. A diverse range of galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants, leisure centre and the famous Art deco style Jubilee Pool built in 1935, recently modernized to be found on the rocky coast between harbour and promenade.
MARAZION claimed to be the oldest town in Britain, certainly one of the oldest chartered towns in Cornwall. Charming cottages, galleries and cafes, situated on Mount’s Bay surrounded by beautiful, safe and clean sandy beaches.Pause a while for a drink or meal at THE GODOLPHIN ARMS positioned at the end of the Causeway, a must to be viewed!
Take in the atmosphere of ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT, rising majestically from the sea; it is the jewel in Cornwall’s crown, accessed at low tide on foot across the cobbled Causeway, or by a small fleet of ferry boats at high tide.