St Mawes faces south across quiet waters to the great headlands that flank the entrance to Falmouth harbour - two miles across the bay. For much of the year St. Mawes has an almost continental atmosphere and climate which makes it ideal for winter as well as summer breaks.
The harbour is a mass of colour from the sails of the yachts, dinghies and windsurfers. The sandy beaches are near to hand, safe and sheltered with plenty of rock pools to explore. Boats can be hired by the hour, day or week, and there is deep sea fishing and many pleasure trips by boats to local beauty spots. There is a children's playground area, skate park and a hard tennis court available for hire in the village. Although quite a small village St. Mawes is packed with character and charm. There are sufficient shops to cater for everyday needs. The nearest petrol station is 8 miles back towards Tregony.
The village has a good range of restaurants from first class hotels to more modest establishments.
Falmouth (with the Maritime Museum) is only twenty minutes away by foot ferry and Truro is eleven miles away by the King Harry car ferry across the Upper Fal.
Dogs welcome (£10.00 per dog)