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 

South Coast
Hemmick is a secret sandy beach that is south-west facing accessed by a steep road from the small car park that is reached by narrow country lanes from Boswinger, west of Gorran Haven and just 9 miles from St Austell. Dog-friendly all year.

South Coast
Towan Beach is a quiet, south east facing beach near St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula. Towan is a sand and shingle beach, with rock pools revealed at low tide. Dog-friendly all year.

South Coast
Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 - Porthluney Cove is a privately owned, secluded family beach with a large expanse of golden sand. South facing, in front of Caerhays Castle and Gardens, which provide a striking backdrop. Dog-friendly all year.

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