Attractions & Activities
St Mawes and The Roseland Peninsula offer an escape from the stresses of city life. A haven for walkers, wildlife lovers and watersports enthusiast, there is plenty to keep you active during your holiday. Or, if you prefer just to wind down - enjoy a relaxing day on the beach or a boat trip on the Fal estuary, and round it off with a cream tea in one of the excellent cafés or a pint in a character pub. You will find details of attractions and activities in the search box on the right.
The Roseland is a walker’s paradise. Being a peninsula, the Roseland has a great variety of both coastal and inland walks offering fabulous walking all year round. An array of circular walks can occupy a whole day, or a morning or afternoon if time is short. Walking guides and booklets are available from Roseland Visitor Centre and from local shops.
Place Ferry is a small seasonal passenger ferry which offers a regular service throughout the day between St Mawes and Place from Good Friday to 3rd October. It allows visitors to explore the beautiful St Anthony Head and enjoy circular walks in the area.
The St Mawes Ferry is a passenger service linking St Mawes to Falmouth year round.
Enterprise Boats run scenic boat trips to Trelissick Garden, Smuggler’s Cottage, Malpas and Truro during the summer months.
Watersports & Sailing
The sailing waters around St Mawes and Percuil offer something for everyone. Both are ideal for boats, windsurfers and kayaks which are available for hire on the Percuil River. Charters are also available. Learn how to sail and try your hand at watersports with friendly instructors. For details, use the activities search on the right.
What if it rains?
An enjoyable ferry trip across the harbour, or a manageable drive using King Harry Ferry, Falmouth offers a number of all weather attractions such as the National Maritime Museum Cornwall with its imaginatively displayed collection of boats and artefacts will appeal to even the staunchest landlubber. Discover the town's vibrant arts scene in Falmouth Art Gallery or one of the private galleries. Pendennis Castle offers a journey through 450 years of history from its magnificent vantage point on Pendennis Headland.
The cathedral city of Truro is within easy driving distance. The acknowledged shopping capital of Cornwall is home to the Royal Cornwall Museum and Gallery, the Hall for Cornwall Theatre, Truro Cathedral and an excellent cinema.
Or why not visit the world-famous visitor attraction, the Eden Project. A fantastic day out for all the family, whatever the weather.
Click on the link to buy discount tickets and avoid the queues.
The search facilities in this section should give you plenty of ideas for an enjoyable day out, whatever the weather!