A delightful fishing village on the Roseland peninsula in South Cornwall, St Mawes provides a brilliant all year round holiday destination if you are looking for a quiet and restful holiday in Cornwall.
Surrounded on either side by two small, yet beautiful sandy beaches, St Mawes’ position on the south coast of Cornwall means that Gulf Stream currents help make a mild and welcoming climate whatever the time of year.
With an impressive castle situated right on the sea front and scenic walks that will take your breath away, St Mawes really is a place of awe-inspiring views. You can’t come on holiday in St Mawes without exploring the stunning selection of gardens with unique plants growing at the Lamorran Gardens, Trebah Gardens, Glendurgan Garden and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
To accompany the dramatic scenery, St Mawes also gives visitors the chance to take part in some fantastic activities. Due to its location on the Fal estuary you’ll find a busy sailing club along with kayaking and even tennis courts to keep you busy on a St Mawes holiday. There are plenty more seaside related activities to keep you busy spread across the Roseland Peninsula including hitting the waves for a spot of surfing at the beaches on this stretch of coastline.
With a wonderful waterside location, St Mawes is able to offer some of the best restaurants and pubs in this part of Cornwall, giving you the chance to enjoy wonderful food whilst also taking in a fantastic view either of the rolling countryside or beside the tranquil St Mawes harbour.
A short trip on the St Mawes ferry and you’ll be in the port town of Falmouth which is home to the National Maritime Museum, where the story of both Cornwall and the UK’s rich maritime history is told with a series of displays and exhibitions. Pay a visit to the magnificent Pendennis Castle that was originally built by Henry VIII to defend the country against foreign invasion. Today visitors can explore the castle, enjoying gun displays and 360 degree views of Falmouth while there.
To accompany the dramatic scenery, St Mawes also gives visitors the chance to take part in some fantastic activities
St Mawes is ideally situated in the centre with the majority of the county within a 90 minute journey of the town. This means some of the best tourist attractions in Cornwall will be within easy reach while on holiday in St Mawes with Cornwall’s most famous tourist attraction just 50 minutes away, The Eden Project. You’re never far away from the action while on holiday in St Mawes.