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St. Mawes Beach

St Mawes, Cornwall

A small fishing town with a castle, a harbour and two sand and shingle beaches. During the summer a passenger ferry service operates to Falmouth.

Beach Type



Good facilities in St Mawes with local shops
Restaurants and pubs



Nature and Wildlife

Take a ferry across to St Anthony and take a stroll around St Anthonys head.

Water Quality

Not Tested




Dogs are banned during the summer months.

Tourist Information

Roseland Visitor Centre The Square St Mawes. Tel: 01326 270440 [email protected]


Nearest town: St Mawes
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1582, -5.01181
Postcode: TR2 5AG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


From Truro or St Austell take the A390 before turning off onto the A3078

Public Transport

St Mawes is served by local bus services. There is a passenger ferry from Falmouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Docks (Approx. 2 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 2 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 4 miles away)
Perranwell (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

The Square, St Mawes (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Percuil, Percuil (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
St. Anthony Head, Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Porth Farm (Towan Beach), Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
St Just Church, St Just in Roseland (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
St. Just Cross, St Just in Roseland (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Pendennis Point, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Gerrans, Gerrans (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Falmouth Docks Station, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Grove Place, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 2.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Mawes