Mousehole is one of the most picturesque seaside towns in Cornwall. An iconic harbour facing Mounts Bay, this little fishing port has retained its original character, charm and beauty. Lying within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about three miles west of Penzance, its network of tiny, narrow streets are great for exploring. Wander around the yellow lichened houses and discover tucked away art galleries, restaurants and café’s as well as numerous historic buildings, chronicling its rich seafaring history, dating back to the 16th Century.
For many wandering round Mousehole is enough. The well protected, sandy harbour beach is great for tchildren and sunbathers alike, well sheltered from the wind. There are some decent galleries too, Prince Charles bought a pot from local ceramicist Essex Tyler, whose distinctive raku-style pots are for sale at the Tyler Gallery. Fine dining can be found at 2 Fore Street, with stunning views out over the harbour and bay. The Old Coastguard is a firm favourite of ours and has a fantastic menu, combined with a great laid back ambience, ideal for a lazy Sunday roast.
If you fancy taking in some of the world’s most awe inspiring coastline, we would recommend first buying a homemade pasty from the Old Pilchard Press Café, putting on your walking boots and heading west on the coast path. It truly is stunning, we promise.
The Lifeboat House, Mousehole - sleeps 4