One of my favourite places to visit is St.Mawes in Cornwall which I fell in love with a few years ago. It is a old fishing village and I think simply idyllic at any time of the year. St.Mawes is situated on the Rosalind Peninsular on the south coast of Cornwall.
In 1536 in anticipation of the construction of St Mawes Castle a stone pier was built in St Mawes, in 1854 the St Mawes Pier and Harbour Company was formed and granted an act of parliament to develop a new pier and deepen the harbour.
Places To See
- St. Mawes Castle built by Henry V111 – #English Heritage. Built to protect the Carrick Roads it is beautifully decorated, stunning sea views and an audio tour is available.
- Catch the St. Mawes ferry for a twenty minute journey (approx) to Falmouth, a wonderful journey across the Carrick Roads, you may even see some seals or dolphins
- Take the Place Ferry which operates a regular service between St. Mawes and Place Creek on the Rosalind Peninsula, this will provide some stunning walks particularly down to St Anthony’s Lighthouse – remember your walking boots though or sturdy shoes!
- Two beaches – Tavern Beach and Summer Beach
- Lamorran Gardens – A four acre mediterranean garden surrounded by sea and with views over Falmouth Bay. www.lamorrangardens.co.uk
Places To Eat
- The Hotel Tresanton which is an absolute must, it is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the most amazing views! Sit outside on the terrace, if the weather is kind, you won’t regret it. #tresanton.com
- The Idle Rocks www.idlerocks.com
- St. Mawes Hotel www.stmaweshotel.com
- Cafe Chandler
- The Watch House
- The Rising Sun
Places To Stay
There are hotels, bed and breakfast and many self catering holiday homes both in and around St. Mawes you will be spoilt for choice, but book early if you want the middle of Summer as they get booked up very quickly!