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St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall
Welcome to the St Mawes & Roseland website - providing information on the Roseland and the villages within.
St Mawes in Cornwall, is a small fishing village and is located at the end of the Roseland peninsula, Cornwall. St Mawes, and other villages on the Roseland, such as Portloe, Portscatho and Portholland, have to be some of the most exclusive waterside villages within Cornwall, with plenty of activities and accommodation from self catering cottages to Hotels and bed and breakfasts. Being positioned within the gulf stream, the climate in St Mawes and on the Roseland Peninsula is very mild all year round and during the summer temperatures reach that of the Mediterranean, as a result there are beautiful local gardens throughout the Roseland with exquisite fauna and flora.
St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall and the surrounding area is a Mecca for the boating and yachting fraternity and St Mawes boasts three boatyards with numerous moorings and anchorages for visiting yachtsman in and around the Roseland Peninsula. The local sailing clubs in St Mawes, Portscatho and Portloe are extremely active arranging racing events and evening functions for locals & visitors alike. Of course being right on the seafront these villages are also a haven for the gastro enthusiast, with restaurants and pubs serving up superb fish and shellfish dishes all year round as well as the more traditional dishes.
The Roseland is an extremely popular holiday destination and has a good amount of accommodation ranging from Hotels and bed and breakfasts, to self catering cottages and apartments. There are three hotels in St Mawes and seven others dotted throughout the Roseland such as the Lugger, in Portloe, The Rosevine in Portscatho and the Hundred House Hotel in Ruan. There are also many pubs, a handful of shops, and like the rest of Cornwall numerous self catering holiday cottages and apartments. It's advisable to book any accommodation in St Mawes and the Roseland well in advance as the villages do fill up very quickly.
This is also true for the self catering cottage properties in St Mawes. St Mawes still has a working fishing fleet, albeit a bit smaller than years ago, that consists of about a dozen operators and who now have a wet fish shop open on the St Mawes harbour Quay. This is something that should be greatly appreciated, as currently the nearest fish shop is either in Falmouth or Truro, the County town of Cornwall. An increase in leisure boat ownership in St Mawes and Cornwall over the recent years, has led to a waiting list for moorings as there is only a finite number available. There are no plans to increase this number which from a conservation standpoint can only be a good thing.
This website has been set up as a one stop point of information for the St Mawes and Roseland resident, Cornwall visitor, self catering cottage holiday home owner, boat owner, and tourist. The site contains a wealth of information on St Mawes, Portscatho, Portloe, Cornwall, and the Roseland Peninsula including accommodation, webcams, services, boating, restaurants & pubs, tradesmen and more. If you want to see what's happening in St Mawes right now, have a look at the webcam. As well as a webcam of St Mawes, there are also webcams setup at the Nare Hotel near Veryan, and in Falmouth. We also have short Videos recorded in or around St Mawes, weather from St Mawes's very own weather station providing current and historical data, so if it looks stormy on the webcam, the weather page will tell you exactly what's going on!
The news section will be updated as often as possible with news & events in St Mawes and the villages of the Roseland and Cornwall and general chat. We'll also be listing forthcoming events in and around St Mawes, the Roseland and Cornwall. If you think of anything that may improve the site or have any ideas, please let us know.