Mousehole Beach

  • Mousehole Harbour Beach
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  • Mousehole Harbour Beach
  • Mousehole beach
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  • Mousehole Beach
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  • Mousehole beach - Harbour Lights
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  • Mousehole tidal pool
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    Whilst being one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall, Mousehole is not well known for its beaches. However, there are two beaches here - a pebbly/rocky beach with a small pool on the Newlyn side of town, in front of the Old Coastguard Hotel, and a wonderfully sandy little beach inside the famous harbour.

    Mousehole's harbour beach is actually one of the best family beaches around. The little sun-trap sits within the sturdy granite piers there is never more than a ripple here, plus the water is very clean considering this is a working harbour. Backed by the village there is no shortage of food and drink options, and there are toilets at either end.

    The harbour beach consists of two areas of sand which you can easily walk between on lower tides. In case you are wondering why the beaches here are so beautifully sandy, it's actually shipped in.

    The rocky section of coast just to the north of Mousehole is home to a small tidal bathing pool as well as a number of rock pools.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service

    No lifeguard cover

    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs are not allowed on the harbour beach at any time of year.

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    Disabled access

    There are slipways leading to the beaches on both sides of the harbour. The slip on the main section of sand is quite steep whereas the one leading to the carpark is much easier to manage.


    TR19 6PL

    OS grid ref.

    SW 4703 2630


    Mousehole is a well established tourist destination and has a range of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.


    There are 3 or 4 car parks in and around Moushole which are the only option given the narrowness of the streets and how busy it gets in the summer.