The Local Area

St Mawes is located on the stunning Roseland Peninsula in South Cornwall, designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for its quality of landscape and unrivalled coastal scenery. We are surrounded by secluded coves, delightful creeks, lush countryside, tranquil beaches and scenic cliffs.

Situated on the River Fal, leading via the Fal Estuary to the South Coast of Cornwall, our location is a visitors dream, with many options for days out and activities, including touring pretty rural fishing villages, a multitude of water based activities, visiting beautiful gardens, shopping, walking, cycling and of course enjoying the delicious Cornish produce in one of the many restaurants within the local area

  • St. Just in Roseland Church

    Described as ‘the most beautiful churchyard in England’ the gardens of St Just in Roseland are a delight. Being one of the most visited churches...
  • The Eden Project

    Undoubtedly, one of Cornwall’s most famous attractions is the the Eden Project near St Austell that offers a great day out for the whole family:...
  • The Tate St Ives

    Cornwall has always been renowned for art (it’s the light!) with the famous Tate Modern in St Ives being just one attraction. It is situated...
  • Lamorran Gardens

    The gardens area a ten minute walk from The Idle Rocks and area open on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am to 5pm, during the months of...
  • Falmouth Maritime Museum

    If you love maritime history, Cornish history and all things nautical, then the Falmouth Maritime Museum is not to be missed. With various exhibitions throughout...
  • St Mawes Castle

    Our local castle just a 10 minute walk away, is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII’s coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of...
  • Beach Days

    The idyllic Summer’s Beach and Tavern Beach area within a short walk of The Idle Rocks. A range of other beautiful sandy beaches, including Porthcurnick...
  • Charter a Sailing Yacht

    A trip to St Mawes wouldn't be complete without a day aboard a yacht! "Eve" is a classic sailing yacht based here in St Mawes....
  • Local Walks

    The Roseland is a walker’s paradise. Being a peninsula, it has a great variety of both coastal and inland walks, offering fabulous walking all year...

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