St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula

St Mawes Fishermen

Nestles on the Roseland - the Fishing Village of St Mawes

Along the dramatic coastlines of Cornwall is St Mawes, a picturesque harbourside village which was used as a setting for Poldark, a popular television series. Come on a short trip to St Mawes , an ideal spot for a family holiday that provides beaches excellent for swimming and sunbathing.

St Mawes boasts of calm waters that give a sheltered location, beckoning yachts and boats to a safe anchor in its natural harbor

If you have the impression that St Mawes is an isolated village, you can think again because the place boasts of several shops, cafes, hotels, a bank and a Sailing Club. You can also rent a tennis court in recreation grounds, leaving you with lots of activities and places to visit and no time to stare blankly at nothing.

As an alternative, you can join other tourists on a short 10-minute river trip across the Percuil River to Anthony Head, or you can choose to go across the Fal to the busy town of Falmouth by taking one of the regular 25-minute ferry routes. This is one way of enjoying the inland, where you can have spectacular views of the best landmarks in St Mawes like the famed St Anthony lighthouse, Pendennis and St Mawes castles, Black Rock and if you are one of the athletic kinds who would rather walk, there is a coastal footpath you can follow.

Adding drama to the romantic landscape of St Mawes is the St Mawes Castle which is one of the main attractions of the place. It was built between 1539 and 1545 during the reign of Henry V11 as a defense against the invasion of France. The castle is one example of Tudor military architecture and if you go up, a wonderful and breathtaking view of Falmouth is awaiting you. The St Mawes castle is open to visitors whole year round. Your visit to St Mawes will never be complete without stopping by on this historic castle.

The location of St Mawes in Cornwall is a haven for boaters and visiting yachtsmen, and the temperature is mild all year long, adding to the attraction of the place. Here, tourists can avail of luxurious accommodations from self-catering cottages to hotels to bed and breakfasts. It all depends on your personal choice.  Have your fill of a mouth-watering selection of superb fish and seafood dishes all year round in addition to the traditional dishes.

As a small village, it would be advisable if you book your accommodation ahead of time especially during the holidays. St Mawes in Cornwall is a tourist’s destination no wonder the place fills up quickly. It’s a place for total relaxation, away from the bustling city yet with the city’s amenities at your fingertips. Browsing through the internet for more information about the activities in St Mawes, Cornwall can help you keep abreast and know when is the right time to be there. What can be assured is a vacation in St Mawes in Cornwall is one fun and memorable time for you and your family.

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