Mousehole Beach

Mousehole Beach near Penzance, Cornwall

Mousehole is a picturesque Cornish fishing village near Penzance in west Cornwall. Mousehole Beach is a small area of east-facing sand and pebbles which is accessible at low tide, in the working harbour of Mousehole.


Beach at Mousehole, CornwallThe small, harbour-side village of Mousehole, though a popular tourist destination, remains largely unspoilt. Shops, cafés, pubs and art galleries mingle with traditional fishing cottages down Mousehole’s narrow lanes, in a scenic hillside setting.

Holiday cottages in Mousehole provide self catering accommodation options. Accommodation is also provided in many of Penwith’s larger towns and villages, including holiday cottages in Penzance (3 miles from Mousehole by road), St Ives (11 miles) and Lands End (10 miles).

There are several car parks provided in the vicinity. Those outside Mousehole are recommended, as the lanes in the village are narrow and can easily become congested. Facilities are provided in the village. Dogs are not permitted in the harbour and there is no lifeguard service.

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2 thoughts on “Mousehole Beach

  1. 2 Fore Street

    With a vibrant, continental feel, 2 Fore Street is a relaxed and stylish bistro-style restaurant on Mousehole harbour front with views across Mount’s Bay as well as a beautiful secluded garden to enjoy long summer days. The menu changes regularly to reflect the freshest of local produce with an array of mouthwatering options from a hand-picked crab salad, to a delicious homemade burger to grilled lemon sole fillets with samphire. The perfect atmosphere for Sunday morning cup of coffee, lunch straight off the beach or to meet friends for dinner over a chilled glass of prosecco –

  2. The Ship Inn

    The ship inn is a welcoming Cornish pub situated in the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole. With stunning views of the sandy beaches or stormy waves The Ship inn is the perfect place to refresh and chat to locals, or snuggle up in front of the open fire and read a good book –


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