St Mawes, on the Roseland Peninsula is a pretty harbourside village that looks out over the River Fal towards the busy maritime town of Falmouth. The dramatic Cornish coastline around St. Mawes was used as the setting for the popular television series Poldark.
This is very much a sea faring community, with boats and yachts continually setting anchor in the calm waters just beyond the main harbour. St Mawes still has an active fishing fleet and a fish shop, St Mawes Seafood, on the village quay. St Mawes' sheltered location creates a a safe anchorage with easy access to the coast, the Fal and the Carricks Roads - (a large waterway created after the Ice age from an ancient valley which flooded as the melt waters caused the sea level to rise dramatically -creating an immense natural harbour, the world's third largest, which is navigable from Falmouth to Truro).
St Mawes is an ideal spot for a family holiday, or a romantic getaway The village has two very good beaches,on either side of the harbour, both beaches are excellent for swimming and benefit from a southerly aspect - making them ideal for sunbathing.
St Mawes also boasts the fantastic castle looking over towards Falmouth, this is run by The National Trust. Other activities in St Mawes include paddle boarding and kayaking (in the summer months) and plenty of walking tracks.
The Roseland peninsula offers plenty of activities, beach's and corners to explore with Falmouth a short ferry trip away.