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
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.

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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.

South Coast
The Trewince Manor Estate is situated in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula. In the grounds of its 26 acre estate you’ll find the self catering holiday lodges, carefully positioned so that each one enjoys its own unique view. Each lodge sleeps up to 6 people.

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South Coast
Small, chic, stylishly comfortable coastal boutique hotel and self catering, near St Mawes on the gorgeous and very unspoilt Roseland peninsula. Just pebble hurling distance from the beach. Excellent restaurant.

South Coast
Sitting right alongside the beautiful harbour, The Ship & Castle boasts the best location in St Mawes. As well as enjoying comfortable rooms, guests can drink in great views at the bar and restaurant. 

South Coast
Higher Rosevine Farm, in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula in South Cornwall, provides two eco-friendly,  beautifully presented self catering holiday cottages in an idyllic setting - perfect for a beach, walking, or countryside holiday.

South Coast
Self-catering accommodation ideal for large families, groups and events. Each house combines stunning sea views, luxury interiors with premium service and attention to detail. Guests are offered simply the best self catering holiday house they have ever experi


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