Discover Mount's Bay
With constant views of the iconic St Michael’s Mount, the countryside surrounding Mount’s Bay offers a varied landscape of low hills and sandy beaches. Scattered along the bay are the communities of Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance and Marazion, each offering something a little different.
Mousehole is possibly one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall, if not England, with its quaint cottages surrounding the little enclosed harbour. Home to the Mousehole Cat, and famed for its Christmas lights display, it’s also where Stargazy Pie originated. Newlyn by contrast is one of the biggest fishing ports in the south-west, with trawlers heading back and forth out in to the Atlantics waves at all hours of the day. But away from the industry, there are steep narrow lanes beloved by Victorian artists and you will still find galleries dotted around the port.
Penzance is the main town in the area and offers a wealth of accommodation from large hotels to campsites. It’s also the embarkation point for the ferry to the Isles of Scilly and trains to the rest of the UK. With a busy shopping area and a selection of restaurants, Penzance is a good base for exploring the western end of Cornwall.
Marazion sits on south facing hills looking out directly to the Mount. A causeway allows visitors to walk out at low tide, whilst boats operate at high tide. The golden sands stretching west toward Penzance are a favourite of windsurfers and shell collectors.
With galleries and gardens, vineyards and ancient monuments, the area around Mount’s Bay has plenty to fill a few days away, so why not book a holiday now?