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Mousehole Beach

Penzance, Cornwall

Mousehole is a classic unspoilt Cornish village where some of the traditional fishing vessels have given way to pleasure craft. There is a small sheltered beach in part of the harbour.

Beach Type



Shops and pubs


Boat trips

Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks. explore the village by foot.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

PENZANCE TIC Station Road. Penzance Cornwall. TR18 2NF Tel: +44 (0) 1736 362207


Nearest town: Penzance
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.0822, -5.53699
Postcode: TR19 6RS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Penzance, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Road access is very difficult and parking limited. It is advisable to leave your car on the outskirts and walk in or park in Penzance and take the bus in to Mousehole.

Public Transport

Bus route 504 from Penzance.

Nearest Railway Stations

Penzance (Approx. 3 miles away)
St Erth (Approx. 7 miles away)
Lelant Saltings (Approx. 8 miles away)
Lelant (Approx. 8 miles away)
Carbis Bay (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is severely limited.

Nearby Car Parks

North Cliff, Mousehole (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
The Parade, Mousehole (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
St Peters Hill, Newlyn (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Duke Street, Newlyn (Short stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Wherrytown, Penzance (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
St Anthony's, Penzance (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Alverton Road, Penzance (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Greenmarket, Penzance (Short stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Clarence Street, Penzance (Short stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Penalverne, Penzance (Short stay).
About 2.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Penzance