East Stourmouth is the main population centre, on the B2048 road that bridges the River Stour at Plucks Gutter. It is referred to as 'Stourmouth' on road signs. It has no church, nor any public buildings. The Rising Sun public house was built in 1372 as a bakery, and is today used as the parish polling station for elections. Until the 1970s there was a village post office  and bakery.
West Stourmouth village is the site of the parish church which dates to Saxon times, but other than a vicarage West Stourmouth consists of a few scattered farms.