The Roseland Peninsula

From the Blog

Bordered by the Fal Estuary to the west and the Atlantic to the east, The Roseland Peninsula has been designated part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the quality of its landscape and coastal scenery.

It’s only a short drive from St Austell before you hit a switchback of lanes that will lead you to some lovely wide open beaches that are never crowded; out of the way farm shops selling produce grown in nearby fields and ultimately to the coast and St Mawes, a fashionable fishing village curving around a sheltered bay. The peninsula also has great walking routes and the coastal waters are popular with yachtsmen, windsurfers and canoeists.

Explore the stunning scenery & secluded coves and walk through wooded countryside and across scenic cliffs. Take a ferry from St Mawes to Falmouth, explore St Mawes castle or hire a kayk and explore the Percuil River and creek.

There are many beaurtiful beaches on the Roseland Peninsula, great for swimming, sun bathing, rock pooling and watersports. For a secluded spot, try Porthboer or Caerhays; for plenty of space try the sandy beaches of Carne and Pendower; or for rock pooling try Portholland or Portscatho.

Roseland Peninsula: A Destination Guide from Visit Cornwall