Mousehole, Cornwall

Things To Do

St. Michael's Mount, owned by the National Trust and known as 'the Jewel in Cornwall’s crown', is just 300 metres from St Michael's B & B. The Mount can be reached at low tide by the famous cobbled causeway and at high tide by local ferry boatmen.

Water sports, including sailing with Mounts Bay Sailing Club, SUP (stand up paddle boarding) and sea fishing are catered for in Marazion and for those who like more extreme sports, the sandy beach and clean waters provides excellent wind surfing and kite surfing.

Marazion has some lovely individual shops and galleries where you can browse or buy locally crafted wares and exclusive items of art. There are some great pubs and restaurants where you can eat and drink or just dream the time away, and a wonderful locally run museum with three thousand year's worth of history!

Porthcurno Minack

For walkers, the south west coastal path with miles of stunning scenery and hidden beaches runs past our door. Prussia Cove is close by and from the cliffs at Porthcurno you can sometimes see seals and basking sharks. Bikes can be hired (and delivered to you) from Lands End Cycle Hire based in Longrock.


  • St Michael's Mount. 2 minutes (walking). Check tide times if you want to walk across the causeway.
  • Penzance. 3.9 miles / 12 minutes by car, 1 hour walking. Shops, pubs and restaurants, banks, supermarkets, railway station, harbour, fishing trips.
  • Penlee House Gallery and Museum. 5.1 miles / 13 minutes by car. Paintings of the Newlyn School.
  • Newlyn. 6.3 miles / 14 minutes by car. Art gallery, harbour.
  • St Ives. 8.1 miles / 20 minutes by car, approx 45 minutes by train from Penzance. Harbour and beaches. Many small art galleries and Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.
  • Mousehole. 8.3 miles / 21 minutes by car. Harbour, bathing beach, pubs, cafes and tea shops, art galleries.
  • Porthleven. 8.5 miles / 16 minutes by car. Harbour, restaurants, coastal walks.
  • Lamorna. 9.5 miles /25 minutes by car. Pottery and tea room, beach, coastal walks.
  • Merry Maidens. 10.1 miles / 24 minutes by car. Neolithic stone circle monument.
  • Sennen Cove. 13.0 miles / 26 minutes by car. Wide sandy beach, surfing, harbour.
  • Porthcurno. 13.5 miles / 32 minutes by car. Beach, Telegraph Museum, cliff walks.
  • Minack Open air Theatre. Up the cliff from Porthcurno, parking available at the top.
  • The Lizard. 21.1 miles / 40 minutes by car. Lighthouse, cafes, serpentine gift shops, coastal walks
  • Kynance Cove (NT). 21.5 miles / 46 minutes by car, or walk from the Lizard (2 miles). Beaches, rock pools, coastal walks (check tide times).
Porthleven Mousehole


Scilly Isles

  • Day trips by sea from Penzance (about 2 hours 45 minutes each way)) or by plane or helicopter from Land's End (about 15 minutes each way)

(Mileages and times provided by AA Route Planner)

Penzance St Ives

Kynance Cove near the Lizard, Cornwall

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