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Mousehole

Cornwall

Mousehole is a classic unspoilt Cornish village where some of the traditional fishing vessels have given way to pleasure craft. There is a small sheltered beach in part of the harbour which is popular with families.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2015 Not tested

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are not made at this site.

Facilities at Mousehole beach

Food availableToiletsShops

Parking

There is a small car park next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

No current information.

Beach cleaning

No current information.

Lifeguards

None

See safety tab

Activities

Boat trips and bathing are popular.

Wildlife and Walks

There are excellent coastal walks - the beach is on the South West Cost Path - and the lovely, picturesque village is worth exploring, with many restaurants and galleries to enjoy. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: harbour, sand,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling. You can use the beach map to find the closest beach that is tested for water quality.

Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2015 Not tested

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

These new European standards are based on the latest health advice and are roughly twice as tough as the old ones. They use the latest four years of data, rather than a single year. Find out how they compare.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Mousehole beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Mousehole beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Annie Baker
on 20 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Delia Webb
on 18 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Russell Ince
on 17 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Carn Burton
on 14 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Justin Goode
on 14 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Delia Webb
on 14 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Graham Winter
on 11 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Clive Springall
on 10 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Violet Lee
on 8 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Violet Lee
on 5 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Victoria Buchan
on 1 Sep 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sam Lucock
on 31 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by George Pye
on 27 Aug 2016

Turtles seen here by Michael Cartwright
on 27 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Craig Stirk
on 24 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Marcella Nash
on 19 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Chris Coleman
on 17 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Francis Howie
on 17 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Delia Webb
on 16 Aug 2016

Basking shark sightedBasking sharks seen here by Tom Collinson
on 9 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ruth Sparrey
on 9 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lisa Griffiths
on 6 Aug 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Joy Waters
on 31 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by David Malcolm
on 29 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julie Brignell
on 21 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julie Brignell
on 20 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Marney Loughran
on 19 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Elaine Fileman
on 17 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon Rogers
on 17 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Samantha Allington
on 16 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jade Jordan
on 5 Jul 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peter Richardson
on 23 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peter Richardson
on 22 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peter Richardson
on 21 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Delia Webb
on 20 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ina Hartung
on 18 Jun 2016

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ann Davies
on 5 Jun 2016

Basking shark sightedBasking sharks seen here by Richard Sherley
on 28 May 2016

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