A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, Inns, Lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc in and around St Mawes and Falmouth in Cornwall.
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St. Mawes, Cornwall, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Natural beauty
Guarded by a squat, sixteenth century castle, St Mawes is a sensory delight. Intense colours, numerous restaurants/pubs/bars along the coastline, water, sand and rock shape an exceptional destination.

Located within one of the twelve geographic areas that make up the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Beauty, St Mawes is part of the Roseland Peninsula.

Castles and coastal paths
St Mawes Castle offers fine views of St Anthony Head to the south east and Pendennis Point and castle to the south west. There's good walking along the 'Newton Cliff' National Trust coastline with Falmouth to the west.

From St Mawes Castle, walk into the village which is strung out along the coastline ahead of you. Brilliant white buildings line a high harbour wall with dozens of boats beyond. The views across the water and back towards the castle and Pendennis Point beyond are superb.

There are plenty of beaches, boat trips, places to eat and drink. It's a pleasure just to watch people go about their business and leisure. We loved the aptly named 'Idle Rocks Hotel'.

In summer, you can take the short ferry trip to St. Anthony. From Falmouth, ferries also head north up the River Fal to Truro.


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Top 10 Things To Do
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St Mawes Harbour

Located in St. Mawes, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

'The first harbour of the Fal Estuary' (source: St Mawes Pier & Harbour Company, website link provided). Stunning harbour and high walls running along the coastline at St. Mawes. St Mawes Castle a short walk from the har...

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Tavern Beach

Located in St. Mawes, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Rocky beach below a high harbour wall in St. Mawes. Looks out onto Falmouth Bay, St Anthony Head, Pendennis Point (and castle) and St Mawes Castle. Super place to lean back against the harbour wall and watch boats and pe...

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Summers Beach

Located in St. Mawes, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Sandy beach close to the harbour in St. Mawes. Views to St Mawes Castle and Falmouth Pendennis Castle beyond. 'The two beaches in St Mawes are a mixture of sand and rock. The sandy area is located around the harbour and...

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The Idle Rocks Hotel, St Mawes
Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 27; Rates: 69 - 169 Per Night

The Idle Rocks sit on the edge of the harbour wall in the quaint fishing village of St Mawes Its location on the southern coast of the UK's mildest county makes the hotel a destination to visit all year round...

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Holly Oaks
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Star Rating

Approximately 1.7 miles away.

Rates: 312 - 789 Per Week

Pretty Falmouth harbour (pictured) town centre shops restaurants and sandy beaches are all within a short walk of this modern attractively furnished and very comfortable apartment. Visitors can also stroll to the Nationa...

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The Falmouth Hotel, Falmouth
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Star Rating

Approximately 2.0 miles away.

Total Rooms: 69; Rates: 35 - 189 Per Night

The Falmouth Hotel is the most enduring hotel in the popular maritime resort of Falmouth We offer a full range of amenities and facilities for you to enjoy...

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