Get Away from it All
St Mawes is a magnet for visitors from our busy cities wishing to exchange the hustle and bustle for the calm serenity of the area.
The harbour is very popular with the yachting community and some of the main activities in the area are sailing and water-based sports.
To this end there are several local companies offering both equipment hire and tuition, which are bookable from the The Rising Sun.
The area is also a walkers paradise, offering many circular walks, one of which takes in the picturesque church of St Just-in-Roseland. The fishing villages of Portscatho and Portloe are also worth a visit.
There are many beautiful gardens to visit within the area, Trelissick, Lanhydrock, Lamorran and several other National Trust areas of natural beauty.
The Ferry to Falmouth
For those wanting to spend a more leisurely time on the water, there is a regular (½ hourly) ferry service from St Mawes to the sea faring town of Falmouth.
The trip, lasting around 25 minutes, takes in excellent views including St. Mawes Castle, Pendennis Castle, black rocks and St. Anthony lighthouse.
Relax on the Beach
Besides the water activities there are two good beaches nearby, benefiting from a southerly aspect making them ideal for sunbathing.
Further attractions in the area are the round houses at Veryan (reputedly built in that shape to keep the devil from hiding in the corners). The cathedral town of Truro is accessible either by road or by the historic King Harry ferry.
A charming pub/hotel in a lovely position in the middle of picturesque St Mawes, in a beautiful part of Cornwall, and overlooking the little harbour and the Carrick Roads.
Centrally located in the village this is an ideal typical Cornish pub/reastaurant providing a good range of food and drinks and reasonable prices. family friendly, great outdoor seating, fast efficient service.
Great location, beautiful harbour view room. Our puppy was made welcome also. The staff were cheerful, helpful and welcoming. Good quality food especially the superb breakfast. Will return.