Not pronounced how you’d imagine, Mousehoule (mouz-hul) is a beautiful spot near to Penzane, sitting right on the edge of the water.
We found it purely by accident as we hired bikes from Penzance to cycle along the coast and initially thought we’d stop at Newlyn but found most spots to be closed (its was Sunday after all).
If you are visiting Newlyn then we were recommended the Duke Street Cafe and the Mackerel Sky Seafood bar. If it were another day and another time we would’ve definitely stopped by as they certainly looked great on our cycle past.
Anyway, if you find yourself in Mousehole I would definitely recommend a visit to the Rockpool cafe. It’s tucked away at the bottom of a carpark and right on the edge of the cliff that looks down at the rockpools below (you get the name now right?).
The cafe is a cute little spot which serves up either Cornish cream teas or more substantial lunches such as Cornish Crab sandwiches or Cornish mackerel pate. Personally, I tucked into an Aperol spritz and a mackerel pate dish and it was incredible. Not only that but we came back the following day for a Cream Tea (you really can’t beat that view!) and I managed to indulge in a proper Cornish dish – even if I apparently put the cream on first incorrectly – it’s the better option in my opinion!
Once you’ve filled up on all the Cornish cuisine Mousehole is definitely worth an explore by foot (not by car, the roads are tiny and I’d definitely recommend sticking to foot and bike). It’s a beautiful seaside village that may appear tiny but has it’s own little beach and plenty of spots to stop for a drink or a scone.
Thanks for reading x