St Mawes

St Mawes

St Mawes is a small town opposite Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall

The natural harbour is claimed to be the third largest in the world.

A ferry service links Falmouth – King harry Ferry.

St Mawes castle is an artillery fort built by Henry VIII between 1540 and 1542 built to counter the invasion from the continent

The name comes from Saint Maudez   a Breton saint

In 2011 the population was 714.  A small fishing village and an ideal location for a Cornwall family holiday.

During the summer on the coast the temperature can reach that of the Mediterranean

St Mawes is a mecca for sailing – and is often thought to be the capital of the Roseland are

A Haven for walkers and water sports – or if you fancy a quiet time there are plenty of places for a pint or a cream tea

Move over PADSTOW and ST IVES s St Mawes is Cornwall’s finest getaway.

The old fishing port boasts steep and narrow streets.

The castle belongs to English heritage and has three huge bastions which are circular and gun ports

St Mawes village has two very good beaches ideal for swimming or sun bathing

This impressive coastal town is an ideal place to unwind with the family.