One of the best-loved and picturesque waterside villages in Cornwall, ever popular with families and individuals who return year after year to enjoy the sandy beaches, sailing, kayaking, swimming, cliff-top walks and the ancient castle with its breath-taking views over the Carrick Roads.
The village is renowned for its charming shops, quaint pubs and excellent selection of cafes and restaurants serving superb fish and other locally sourced ingredients. From the harbour there are regular ferries to Falmouth and the little Place Ferry takes visitors over to St Anthony’s Head where you can explore the war-time fortifications and enjoy the delightful Little and Great Molunan coves.
Famous for its fleet of original Falmouth working boats.
On race nights you can distinguish each boat by its colourful tri-sail as they jostle for position at the starting line right in front of the harbour.
St Mawes is the perfect base to explore the nearby sandy beaches of Towan and Pendower, woodland walks, St Just in Roseland Church and gardens, Portscatho and its art galleries, the famous Hidden Hut, smugglers cove at Portloe, the King Harry Ferry and the beautiful Trelissick House gardens.
There is so much to see and do – we hope you have a wonderful holiday.