Mousehole (rhymes with “spousal”) is a quintessentially Cornish village that seems to conjure affectionate memories for everyone who has been there before. And no wonder- it’s a charming fishing town by the sea with quaint shopfronts and fishermen’s cottages that feels worlds away from the bustle of big cities.
The Ship Inn is a popular fixture on the waterfront. It’s a darling pub (and 8-bedroom inn) serving proper Cornish fare and St. Austell Brewery ales, the perfect excuse to stop for a half. It also sits adjacent to a very photogenic post office and across from the harbour where you can watch the boats roll in with the tide.
Then there are the little lanes and streets, inviting you to poke your nose around every corner.
It’s easy to spend an afternoon ambling through the village and climbing higher to get a view of Mousehole Harbour if the weather is nice. Even if the fog and rain set in, there’s just something so lovely about Mousehole’s ambience that you won’t feel it’s a day wasted to have been there!