Mousehole Beach

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Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Mousehole Beach Review

Mousehole, a pretty fishing village near Penzance, has two small sandy beaches, set within the harbour walls. Fishing boats bob around in the bay and colourful paddle boards are lined up against the old stone walls. 

The small sandy beaches, are only visible when the tide is out but they are both nicely sheltered. Access is via a slipway. No dogs are allowed at any time of year on these beaches,.

You’ll also find two rocky beaches, in Mousehole, one on each side of the harbour. Head down the stone stairway towards the Newlyn side of the town where the beach is great for rock pooling. Head in the other direction past the car park and you’ll come to Salt Ponds Beach which has a small tidal rock pool below the Old Coastguard Hotel. Dogs are allowed at both these beaches,.

There’s a pay and display car park next to the harbour and two other car parks in the town which fill up quickly. There is also limited free, on-road parking leading into Mousehole. 

Plenty of cafes, shops, restaurants and bars line the picturesque quayside. There are two public conveniences close to the harbour.

Guest Post with thanks to The Travel Bunny – why not check out their post on places to visit in Cornwall?

FAQ and Further Information Mousehole Beach

Is there food and drink available?

There are places nearby where you can purchase drinks and snacks.

What are the main things to do?

Mousehole has two small sandy beaches, set within the harbour walls plus two rocky beaches,.

Is there parking?

There is parking and charges apply.

Dog friendly?

As Mousehole is still a working harbour, for hygiene reasons dogs are not allowed on the harbour beach, or on the quays, at any time. This is an all-year-round rule.


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