St Mawes

St Mawes, Cornwall, c Matt Jessop
St Mawes, Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
St Mawes, Cornwall c John Such
St Mawes, Cornwall | c Matt Jessop
St Mawes, Cornwall c Matt Jessop
King Harry Ferry to St Mawes Cornwall c Matt Jessop
St Antony Head Lighthouse, St Mawes | c Matt Jessop
St Mawes, Cornwall | c Matt Jessop
St Mawes, Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
St Mawes, Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
St Mawes, Cornwall c Matt Jessop
St Mawes, Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
St Mawes, Cornwall c Adam Gibbard
St Mawes, Cornwall c Matt Jessop

Discover St Mawes 

St Mawes is the principal village on the Roseland Peninsula, situated on the mouth of the Percuil River. An important port in medieval times and now a picturesque harbour with a small fishing fleet, it is protected by the most perfectly preserved of Henry VIII's coastal fortresses, St Mawes Castle. The village remains a centre for a range of watersports activities and offers two fine sandy beaches. In St Mawes you will find a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants, and some interesting shops and galleries.

Things to do in St Mawes

  • Visit St Mawes Castle by taking a walk past the harbour 
  • Check out local art galleries and craft shops 
  • Hire a kayak at St Mawes Kayaks and Water Taxis, get safety instructions, and explore the estuary 
  • St Mawes is linked to Falmouth by the St Mawes Ferry which runs year round across the harbour. Enterprise Boats run regular services to Truro from May to September. During the summer months, a small passenger ferryboat links St Mawes to Place on the remote St Anthony headland, enabling visitors to visit the small church behind Place Manor, the St Anthony Lighthouse and St Anthony Battery, as well as enjoying a pleasant circular walk 
  • It is an easy 2 mile coastal walk from St Mawes Castle to St Just in Roseland Church, described by Sir John Betjeman as being “to many people the most beautiful churchyard on earth.”

Useful St Mawes links
St Mawes Tourist Information Centre
Whats on in St Mawes
St Mawes holiday accommodation
St Mawes bed and breakfast
St Mawes camping and caravan sites 
St Mawes self-catering
St Mawes cottages
St Mawes beaches 

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South Coast
Luxury, 5 star self-catering, exclusively for adults. Situated 4 miles from St Mawes, on the Roseland Peninsula. Luxury, 5 star self-catering accommodation within two stunningly converted 17th century Cornish barns. Quiet, rural setting.

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South Coast
Discover the Roseland staying on the only 5 star park on the peninsula. All facilities are of an exceptional standard and are spotlessly clean. Trethem Mill is family run, offering peace and tranquillity to couples and families.

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Cornwall
Victorian farmhouse, all rooms en suite, on a 250 acre family beef and sheep farm, offering a warm welcome in peaceful, unspoilt countryside within easy reach of coastal beaches. Several large public gardens and the Eden Project are near.

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South Coast
Trelagossick Farm is a traditional working dairy and beef farm on the Roseland peninsula. Both self catering cottages have superb countryside views, just 3 miles from the coast. An ideal base for touring Cornwall, local coves and the coastal footpath. 

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South Coast
Warm welcome with briliant sea views in family owned 2 bedroom cottage in St Mawes near Truro. 

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South Coast
Three superbly converted self catering holiday cottages set in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula and just ‘a stones throw’ from the upper reaches of the River Fal. Situated near St Mawes and numerous unspoilt sandy beaches.

South Coast > St. Mawes
Nestled into the hillside just above St Mawes Castle, this spacious English Heritage single storey holiday cottage sleeping four has its own private garden and the most spectacular views.

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