St Mawes is one of the most picturesque coastal villages in Cornwall. A collection of beautifully preserved, pastel coloured houses nestled around a compact quayside, with a plethora of enticing cafes, restaurants and art galleries.
St Mawes can be easily reached via the St Mawes foot ferry, a pleasant 20 minute trip from the Prince of Wales pier in Falmouth, or via the King Harry car ferry. St Mawes is also a wonderful base from which to explore the Roseland Peninsula, especially on foot with many superb coastal and inland walks to choose from. We've put together a few for you which you can look at here:
For walks around St Mawes click here
For walks along the Roseland Peninsula click here
One of the main visitor attractions in the town is of course St Mawes Castle, built in the 16th century by order of Henry VIII. Together with Cornwall's largest fortress, Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, it guarded the entrance to the Carrick Roads