Full of old Cornish charm, Mousehole is very small fishing village and an extremely popular tourist destination. Originally a busy fishing port, the town has retained its historic magic and is filled with restaurants, shops and galleries. Within the harbour is a small, safe, sandy beach which is great for families with small children and there’s a plentiful offering of cosy fisherman cottages for those looking for accommodation in Mousehole. The village is on the Penwith Heritage Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is just a few miles from the large fishing port; Newlyn and Penzance, a busy working town.
Every year the village displays the popular Mousehole Christmas Lights, which draws visitors from miles around. The lights are beautiful, with the display filling both the harbour and the ancient winding streets. During December the entire village celebrates the legendary Tom Bawcock, who is known for saving the village from famine during a heavy winter storm, with the annual Tom Bawcock’s Eve festival on the 23rd December.
The small Cornish village has a surprisingly diverse selection of eateries from award-winning restaurant, traditional seaside cafés and cosy bistros including The Old Coastguard restaurant and the Rock Pool Café.
Discover the best restaurants and places to eat in Mousehole with our Foodie Guide.
Staying in the heart of Mousehole is the best way to experience everything this beautiful village has to offer. There’s a huge selection of luxury holiday cottages and apartments, bed and breakfasts and cosy inns.