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Otter at Mousehole

On a stormy day at Mousehole on 20th December 2013 I was on the rocky beach seeing if there were any birds to be photographed, when to my surprise and privilege  I saw an Otter in the distance with a large fish. It was around 3.30 and the light wasn’t brilliant,  to my amazement the Otter came nearer, i stayed glued to the spot rather than scare it off completely. Eventually it came onto the rocks nearby, and then disappeared into the rocks to eat it’s catch. The pictures below show the story .

Picture of Otter at Mousehole

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Otter at Mousehole

Picture of otter

 Otter at Mousehole

Holiday Cottages

Mousehole Lights 2012

It's the 49th year of the Mousehole Lights,  everyone should come down at least once, it really gets you the mood for Christmas.

The switch on is scheduled to happen on Saturday 15th December at 7.30pm, with an open air "carolaire" concert.  The lights will then be on between 5pm and 11pm until Friday 4th January.

Here are some of the pictures from the 2011 switch on, click on the picture for a larger image.  Click HERE for a google map of how to find us.

First Picture of mousehole lights switch on 2011

View of mousehole lights down a typical narrow mousehole street

Picture of mousehole harbour lights 2011

Picture of mousehole harbour lights and town 2011



Mousehole Lights Preview

Mousehole lights are officially turned on today at 7.30pm.   The road immediately around Mousehole will be closed to the public  from 5pm just for Saturday 17th Dec. Click here for full details of where to park and further information.

Here's a couple of photos from the Harbour from this week.

Picture of mousehole harbour lights 2011

Picture of Mousehole Harbour lights dec 2011

To book or check prices and availability of accomodation in mousehole, via laterooms, click on the pictures below :-

The Old Coastguard
2 star AA
A small seaside hotel recently taken over (June 2011) by the team behind West Cornwall's Gurnard's Head and Wales' Felin Fach Griffin. 14 bedrooms nearly all with proper views over the glistening Cornish sea and towards St Michael's Mount and the Lizard. An ideal launchpad for trips to The Scilly Isles or a perfect base for visiting the beaches and gardens of West Cornwall for the Minack Theatre and Land's End and the artists' studios and galleries of Newlyn Penzance and St. Ives. Good food and ...picture of The Old Coastguard
Ship Inn
4G star AA
Mousehole two miles south of Penzance is the archetypal Cornish village and boasts what is said to be one of the most beautiful harbours in Britain. Sheltered from the Atlantic's fury there is a low tide beach from the harbour you can take a boat trip or venture along the breathtaking coastal path and in the charming streets of fisherman's cottages you will find craft shops cafes and galleries. The Ship Inn is a traditional pub located on the harbour right in the heart of this traditional Cornis...picture of Ship Inn
Tremayne Guest House
3G star Self-Accredited
Welcome to Tremayne Guest House situated in the heart of Mousehole Cornwall. Only 50 yards from the harbour and amenities.The refurbished Guest House offers comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome.We are unique as well in having on site parking.Tremayne is an ideal place to stay being central for exploring West Cornwall.With picturesque beaches and miles of coastal walks nearby Tremayne will give you that service to make your visit more memorable....picture of Tremayne Guest House


Mousehole Lights November Update

The harbour lights volunteers are busy putting up the various lights, ready for switch on the 17th December.  We thought we'd put up some pictures of the lights as they look in November 2011 so far. Of course they don't look as good in the day, but here they are 😉


Mousehole Harbour November 2011

Mousehole Harbour November 2011


Mousehole Harbour November 2011 Pudding Light

Mousehole Harbour November 2011 Starry Gazey Pie Light


Seal Picture

Picture of Seal off Mousehole Coast

Walking along the coastal path in Mousehole Sunday September 11th, saw this seal in the distance, taking a liesurely swim.


Mousehole Carnival 2011

Mousehole Carnival is on from Friday 23th August until Monday 15th.  For full details pick up a programme from the shops or car parks in the village.  During most afternoons there are activities for the children on the beach or in the legion if the rain persists. On Saturday evening down at the legion is musician Graham Hart, on Sunday there's a quiz in the Legion and the Shirts playing down at the ship Inn from 9pm. On Monday during the afternoon there are various art activities taking place,  and in the evening the excellent Boogaloo Dudes are playing – all who attended their set last year thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There's lots more on, like I said go get a programme.



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Mousehole Spring 2011

At last mousehole is starting to wake up !  The baulks are out of the harbour, and the temperature is rising. Easter is traditionally when the season starts in most of Cornwall, and Mousehole is no exception. If you want peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, and just to unwind then this is the place for you.

In good weather then there's plenty for all the family to do, on the small beach, in the water, and exploring the rocks.  If on the other hand you want lots of family entertainment, then you'll have to travel further east.

Please see our mousehole page for more information and links