Unexpected cul de sacs, narrow, rambling streets, quaint, lichen-covered cottages and sudden views of the sea are all part of the unforgettable charm of Mousehole, a picture-postcard Cornish fishing village that was described by Dylan Thomas as ‘quite the loveliest village in England’. From Bethany it’s just a minute’s walk to the village’s pretty harbour, full of bobbing fishing boats, and its small, safe, family beach, and a gentle stroll will take you to a range of excellent pubs, cafés and restaurants, a lovely deli, some quality art and craft galleries and even an ice cream shop.
Head further afield to explore the fishing ports of Newlyn and Porthleven, the bustling market town of Penzance and the famous artists’ town of St Ives. Don’t miss the majestic St Michael’s Mount and the unique clifftop Minack Theatre, the historic Geevor tin mine and world-renowned outdoor sculptures at Tremenheere. Surf, build sandcastles or just sunbathe at one of the many gorgeous beaches within a few minutes’ drive; stroll the South West Coast Path; book a round of golf or a horse ride on the beach; wander a National Trust garden or go stand-up paddle boarding in the sea – there’s a plethora of choice, whether you want to get active or use your holiday to relax and recharge.