If it’s a warm sunny day and you’re looking for an exciting way to spend the afternoon, what about wild swimming off a secluded cove? Local boat Paramour and her skipper Mark know every unspoilt cove and hidden creek in the area. If the water looks too cold… take Paramour up the Fal to the creekside Pandora Inn for a pub lunch and a hot toddy.
St Mawes Mini Cruises & Water Taxi 07971 846786
A walk to St Just Church
St Just Church is possibly one of the prettiest church’s in Cornwall, it can be reached via a wonderful coastal path that starts at St Mawes Castle. It’s a 50 minute level walk, but if you don’t fancy the walk back we can always arrange a boat to pick you up and ferry you back to the hotel.
What can be better than catching your own dinner, fishing off Falmouth bay you’re almost guaranteed a tight line. Local skipper James knows all the best fishing spots and can take up
to eight people on his boat Madeline Rose, whether it’s serious off shore sport, or just a few mackerel for supper. Rods and tuition are free. If you don’t fancy leaving shore, just take one of our crabbing pot’s and catch a crab from the quayside.
Fish & Trips 07891 300 078
Garden and a pub lunch
This part of Cornwall has some of the best gardens in the country, Trebah is a glorious subtropical garden, with it’s own beach and children’s play area. If you’re looking for lunch or the perfect setting to enjoy an evening drink, The Ferryboat Inn sits on the banks of the Helford River and is conveniently located just a mile down the road.
Trebah, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth TR11 5JZ (50 minutes from St Mawes)
The Ferryboat Inn, Helford Passage TR11 5LB 01326 250625
Towan beach is a safe and sheltered beach that can be reached via the Place Ferry here in St Mawes, Place House can be seen if you look left from our terrace. Once the ferry has dropped you off, follow the short path, turn right onto the road and follow the signs for Towan, a ten minute walk. Let us make you a packed lunch… there are no shops or restaurants along this stretch of coast.
Place Ferry, mid April until late October. Last Ferry back from Place 17:45
If you have a thing for a bygone age, or just like to do things with a certain amount of style, how about hiring a classic convertible Morgan to explore the lanes and highways of the Cornish coast. We can have the car delivered to the hotel or even meet you off the train, what a great start to your holiday. Prices start at £175 for the day.
Perranwell Garage 01872 863037
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