Visiting Mousehole

Posted: April 2, 2023 in News

Talk a walk round our charming Cornish fishing village

Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital Cornwall is situated high above the beautiful fishing village of Mousehole, looking out to Mounts Bay from a clifftop vantage point. Although we are closed at the moment there is much to enjoy in the village.

Mousehole – pronounced Mowzel – has retained much of its original character, with narrow lanes lined with little cottages. The village huddles around the fishing harbour, with many boats still heading out today.

A beautiful sandy beach is revealed in the harbour at low tide, providing a safe haven for families to play year-round.

The village itself is filled with shops, cafes, bistros and restaurants as well as some pretty great pubs. Discover galleries and gift shops for all tastes.

The Mousehole Christmas lights are a famous winter sight – these illuminations have been running since 1963, using over 90km of lights each year! Run entirely by volunteers, the December festive lights attract thousands of visitors from all over the globe.

From Mousehole, some of the most stunning walks along the South West Coast Path can be found – the walk from Mousehole to Lamorna is one of the best in Cornwall. You can also enjoy boat trips along the coast to see the original Mouse Hole.

You can enjoy beautiful views of Mounts Bay from our harbour walls, and if you’re venturing to the surrounding area, the Minack Theatre, PK Porthcurno, Lands End, St Michael’s Mount and Geevor Tin Mine are wonderful attractions to enjoy after your visit to the Bird Hospital.

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