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Mousehole and surrounding area

Carmarthen, United...
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Mousehole and surrounding area

Have booked a cottage in Mousehole for the Easter week and wondering what are the musts to do? Will have 2 teens along with a dog..... Have already selected the Minnack Theatre for a day visit . Would like plenty of healthy walks, good food and some relaxation..... No parking in the cottage - will it be in plentiful supply over Easter??

Any suggestions gratefully received! Have visited this part of Cornwall several times and love it!!!!

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Potters Bar, United...
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1. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

Wouldn't have thought there'd be many spaces....If you know the area then hopefully you'll have a few ideas already. Have you been to Kynance Cove, heading towards The Lizard this area is stunning ideal for walking with unobtrusive cafes at the beginning/end of the walk.

Caz

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2. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

There is parking on the harbour, which overnight shouldn't be a problem, and another car park close by. Why not contact your cottage provider and see what they advise, as all guests will have this problem.

Sennen Cove is always a pleasant place for an hour or so and obviously you can access the coast path there as well.

The Porthcurno Telegraph museum(close to the Minack) may interest your teens. cata.co.uk/attractions/porthcurno-telegraph-…

Chepstow, United...
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3. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

I was going to suggest Sennen Cove, too - It's a beautiful location and there's a Surf Hire shop if your teens are into that. You can also do a pleasant walk from the Cove up to Land's End if you want to say you've been there.

Like most Cornish coastal spots it'll be busy over Easter so you'll need to get there early to get your parking place.

There are plenty of buses from Mousehole to Penzance bus and train station, so I'd suggest using either of these public transports for a visit to St Ives, rather than taking your car and trying to find easy parking there.

Also, regarding the coastal walk from Land's End towards Porthcurno, you might like to read my post #6 in this topic

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Chesterfield...
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4. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

And there's St Michael's Mount just across the bay, especially if the tide allows you to use the causeway across. Our teenage grandchildren love that.

Also St Ives but, at easter, parking in the town itself is likely to be difficult so it would be better to either park at Penzance and go in by train or use the park & ride at Lelant Saltings and get the train from there. The train ride is very scenic as you approach St Ives.

Carmarthen, United...
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5. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

Many thanks for the replies, the train sounds a great idea & Sennen Cove. Any suggestions for good quality pub food in the area??

Chepstow, United...
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6. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

Pubs where we've had good food in the last 2 years:

The Old Success Inn in Sennen cove

The Treen Inn, at Treen, a couple of miles from Porthcurno. You can park in the village and do the walk out onto the Logan Rock headland where there are stunning views of the sweep of Porthcurno bay and across to the Minack Theatre point.

We had lovely sandwiches and home-made cakes at the little cafe at Porthcurno, as you come out of the public car park to walk to the beach.

If you're in Penzance, the Dolphin Tavern is good (by the docks at the east end of the promenade) , also Blue Snappa (in the centre of the town near the Market House), and for snacks with a view the Renaissance cafe in the Wharfside shopping centre was nice.

Penzance, United...
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7. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

If you can get to St Ives, it's well worth a visit. There are boat trips from St Ives out to an island called "Seal Island", which lives up to its name, because there are seals which hang out there, they should be running at Easter. Also, at Pendeen, not from from Lands End, there is a tin mine called Geevor which is open to visitors, which may interest your teens. http://www.geevor.com/index.php?page=12

For pictures of the area and more ideas, see here http://postcards-pfte.blogspot.com/

Fairford, United...
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8. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

Staying in Mousehole at the moment and yes, parking is a little tricky. So are some of the narrow roads. There is parking at both ends of the harbour. When you reach the village (Fore Street) at one end, by the rocky part of the beach is a car park with about 25-30 spaces, £3 a day. Driving through the village and round to the harbour (about a 1 min drive) you can park on the harbour itself, again about another 25 spaces. You can't park on the roads as they are just not wide enough. However neither car park was full yesterday and it is the start of the school holidays.

Re places to eat, 2 Fore Street is highly recommended and the staff seem very friendly. It has a pretty garden at the rear and overlooks the harbour.

Birmingham, United...
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9. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

Just used this forum to find parking in/around mousehole as we were visiting for the day. There's free parking about half a mile outside the village on Cliff Road, then walk in. I'd recommend this if you just want a short stop as the roads are very narrow and finding parking can be tricky, plus it's free!

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10. Re: Mousehole and surrounding area

I will be interested to know how you get on with a dog in Mousehole. we are taking our Labrador with us next week and staying in Mousehole. have heard conflicting reports on the dog-friendliness of the area.

Have a lovey time.

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