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 

The beautifully maintained Enterprise fleet sail regularly between Cornwall’s regional hub, Truro, and the ports of Falmouth or St Mawes harbour along the stunning banks of the Fal River.

South Coast
Classic Sailing offers hands on sailing holidays on beautiful traditional vessels where you can experience being out on the water not just in Cornwall but all over the world. Our boats are very easy to fall in love with so one voyage may not be enough.

South Coast
This central section of the South Coast AONB takes in the land around the nine creeks of the Carrick Roads in the Fal estuary, the famous Roseland Peninsula and the coast from Penryn to St Austell.

North Coast > St. Mawes
Specialists in walking holidays in Cornwall, offering walking holidays along the Cornwall section of the South West Coastal path as well as offering some great inland walking in special locations.

Yacht charters, sailing holidays, weekend breaks & day sails around Falmouth Bay, St Just, St Mawes, St. Anthonys Head, Restronguet, Feock, River Fal, The Lizard, Coverack, Helford River, Fowey, Looe & The Isles of Scilly. 

South Coast
One of Cornwall’s iconic boat trips, the St Mawes Ferry makes the crossing from Falmouth harbour to St Mawes 364 days a year.

South Coast > St. Mawes
Among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain.

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