St Mawes in Cornwall UK
St Mawes - A tranquil village on the Roseland Peninsula
In the sublimely scenic Roseland peninsula, a charming Cornish village thrives...Blessed with beauteous beaches, a rich past and lots of fresh carp, this fishing village is a beauty in bloom...
Welcome to St Mawes...
Life, in this pretty harbour-side village, revolves around the sprightly River Fal. The sea-loving community of St Mawes revel in a variety of water sports. Fishing, ferrying, boating, and yachting, are all very popular activities at St Mawes. You can hire out colourful boats and enjoy a spot of quiet fishing. Or you could rent-out a yacht and cruise around the sparkling blues! The two beautiful beaches of St Mawes – Summers and Tavern - have a short stretch of fine golden sand, alongside bubbly blue waters. You can relax on their soft inviting sands and absorb the warm sunshine and let your cares melt away...And the waters are perfect for a fun swim!
St Mawes Castle
History says that the St Mawes Castle was built by Henry VIII, in 1535, as defence against the invading French. Till date, this military castle remains a magnificent masterpiece of Tudor architecture. The castle comprises of three towering circular bastions, and numerous gun ports strategically-placed to cover every direction of anticipated attack. You can go up the central tower, and explore its intriguing interiors.
Youll marvel at the elaborate decorations, the intricate designs and the wondrous wood carvings of cherubs, monks, Tudor roses and fleur-de-lis. And the sweeping panorama of surrounding regions will take your breath away...
St Antony Lighthouse
A short ferry-trip from the charming St Mawes village, will take you to the St Antony Lighthouse. Built in 1835, this impressive lighthouse has saved many a vessel from the cruel rock-line of Manacles Socks. During the two World Wars, this lighthouse played an important role in army training and testing. Youll have an interesting time exploring around this historic lighthouse.
Walking In The Wild
The countryside, around this rapturously lovely Roseland peninsula village, is nothing short of breathtaking. Put on your walking shoes in St Mawes and get set for a feast of fascinating flora and fauna. The walking trail begins along the beautiful coastal trail – the tangy sea-breeze and the constant “whoosh!” of the waves hitting the shore, will invigorate you. And a variety of sea-birds will cry out to you in delight...
The path curves into a wooded countryside, full of ancient trees, thick green bushes, and a joyful bloom of colourful wild flowers. This lovely St Mawes trotting trail will completely bewitch you!