St Mawes

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St Mawes — Cornwall, England

St Mawes is a small fishing village located at the end of the Roseland peninsula, which has become one of the most exclusive waterside villages in Cornwall. It is a Mecca of boating and yachting enthusiasts with the local St. Mawes sailing club arranging racing events and evening functions for locals and as well as for the visitors.

St. MawesSince St. Mawes is situated near the Gulf Stream, the climate is mild all year round with Mediterranean temperatures in summer, thereby producing beautiful local gardens with exquisite flora and fauna. Being situated on the seafront, the village is also known for their restaurants and pubs that serve superb fish and shellfish dishes all year round. St Mawes still has a small working fishing fleet consisting of a dozen or so operators who now have a wet fish shop open on the harbor Quay. All of which has made St. Mawes a very popular holiday destination.

The St. Mawes Ferry offers a link for the South West Coastal Footpath from the English Heritage Castles of St. Mawes and Pendennis, or the ferry can take you on a cruise from St. Mawes to Falmouth. The St. Mawes Castle dates from the Tudor period and is in an almost perfect state of preservation. It was built to guard the safe anchorage in the Carrick Roads with Pendennis guarding on the opposite headland. During the 16th century their bastions and gun ports served as a strong defense, and during WWII, they serve to defend the Atlantic with anti-aircraft guns. Today they offer peaceful gardens and remain a popular tourist attraction.

Where is St Mawes?

St Mawes is located in Cornwall, England, at the end of the A3078. The nearest populated areas include Falmouth across the sea to the west and Truro to the North.

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