Travel in and around Cornwall
With ferries, boat trips and scenic railway lines, it's never been easier to explore Cornwall. Travel from coast to coast and experience stunning landscapes and coastal treasures on your journey.
Or why not spend a day visiting our friends in the Isles of Scilly? Hop aboard the Scillonian, the Skybus or helicopter and enjoy some time on the islands.
More to explore
Explore more of Cornwall with our travel options. Discover the Roseland, the city of Truro, St Mawes, and Falmouth with Fal River, or enjoy an island adventure with Isles of Scilly Travel.
Our train lines provide unparalleled views of the coast and countryside and bring you right to the centre of the action.
Find out more and plan your next trip today.
“A leisurely, gentle ride over to St Mawes on a beautiful winter's day. Helpful crew, plenty of room on board, wonderful views of the Carrick Roads, Flushing, Falmouth, the Roseland.”Movious - Tripadvisor (Feb 2023) — Review of St Mawes Ferry
Avoid the traffic jams, the arguments when the GPS sends you the wrong way and the general hassle of having to drive great distances...
GWR operate high speed train services frequently from London Paddington station including the Night Riviera Sleeper Service to Penzance. There are also direct trains daily from Bristol and beyond. More info from: nationalrail.co.uk
Once in Cornwall, there's a great rail network for getting around the county, ideal for when the roads are busy in the summer. Give the driver a rest and grab a cheap day return to St Ives or Looe. Sit back and enjoy the scenery on the Tamar Valley Line or head to the beach at Newquay or Falmouth. For more info, go to Great Scenic Railways
For National Rail enquiries telephone 08457 484950
The First Group co-ordinate bus services from many Cornish stations.
Park-and-ride schemes run in season at Liskeard (for Looe) and St Erth (for St. Ives).
- Tamar Valley Line
The Tamar Valley is served by its own branch line which runs out of Plymouth. Called the Tamar Valley Line it stops at Bere Ferres and Bere Alston on the Devon side, before crossing over the river to Calstock. From here it continues to its final destination, Gunnislake.
You can also use the main line to access the station at St Germans on the Lynher River.
St Mawes has two sandy beaches with rock pools, Summers Beach to the east of the harbour, and Tavern Beach between the town and the castle. At low tide there is also the harbour beach.
Dogs are banned on Summers Beach from 1st July to 31st August (10am to 6pm). Dogs are banned on Tavern Beach from Easter Day to 1st October.
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