Getting Here

Our location on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall is well connected by Rail, Road or Air.

We would however recommend a car should you want to explore the surrounding Cornish countryside.

The Idle Rocks,
St. Mawes,

By Road:

Please be aware that many Sat Navs will direct you via the King Harry Ferry, however this stops running at 21.20pm in summer time. We would recommend when using Sat Navs, that you choose to “avoid ferries”; this will direct you via road which is usually the most direct route.
On arrival into the village, via the A3078, turn right onto Upper Castle Road, following signs for the castle; this will bring you into the village from the west. The Idle Rocks is located past the harbour on then right hand side. Upon arrival please pull up outside the hotel where our reception team will be happy to take care of your luggage and arrange to park your car.

The carpark also has charging points for electric cars including Tesla.
You can find more about Tesla charging points on the Tesla website

By Rail:

There are regular train services from London and the Midlands to Truro Station, via Great Western Railways, from where we can arrange for guests to be collected (approx. 45 mins).
National Rail Enquiries Website

By Air:

There are regular flights from throughout the UK and Europe to Cornwall Newquay Airport, including London, Manchester ,Dublin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Berlin, Stuttgart and many more.

We can arrange for guests to be collected from the airport (approx. 45 mins).
Cornwall Airport Website

Ferries & Water Taxis:

Falmouth Ferry: if traveling to or from Falmouth, the Falmouth Foot Ferry is an enjoyable trip. The ferry runs between St Mawes Harbour and Falmouth every 30 minutes throughout the year. There is a summer & winter timetable timetable. Check the Fal River website for more details

Water Taxis: The RIB Paramour is available for water taxis, to and from St Mawes.


We are able to make arrangements for helicopter landings nearby. Please call the Hotel for details.

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Book your stay with Idle Rocks online, reserve your restaurant table with us direct or why not have a look at our beautiful partner Hotel, The St Mawes Hotel.
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