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Visitors frequently asked questions

We will be visiting St Mawes on holiday. We do not have our own transport.
Could you please advise availabiliy of public transport e.g Buses?

Theres regular buses to Truro from the village, that also stop off in various villages along the way. ruro is a mainline railway station with a bustop just outside the station. You'll need to get a bus from the station to the main Bus depot in Truro, then change for a bus to St Mawes. Alternatively its a 20min walk from the train station to the main bus depot.

There is a foot passenger ferry that operates between Falmouth and St Mawes which runs every half hour or so and lasts for 20mins. There is also a ferry that operates between St Mawes and Truro.

Trains run between Truro and Falmouth on a branch line.

Could you tell me if you know of anywhere in St Mawes or close by where we could hire bikes for the day?

Im afraid theres no bike hire places around or in St Mawes. The nearest would be Truro or St Austell.

We will be visitors to St Mawes in April 2008 and during our stay are planning a very special party. We are keen to have some fresh seafood on the menu and assumed that being Cornwall and in a fishing village it would be easy to come by. Any chance we can get in touch ith the owner of the new business selling fresh fish from his fishing boat?

St Mawes Seafood is run by Local Fisherman Pete Green & his wife Angie. As he's at sea most of the time it would be best to contact his wife, 07792 220 821. They also operate a mobile fish shop that at the moment (Febuary) is open only on Friday's although as the season starts this will increase to 3-5 days a week.

Could you tell me is it very far to walk to the smugglers cottage from St Mawes or would it be closer if I went to St Just, Gerrans, Portscatho, Treswithian, Ruan Highlanes on the bus or Veryan any idea which would be the closest and how far?

St Mawes to St Just is a very nice coastal walk and ends up near the St Just Church with its fantastic gardens. From there you can walk along the waterside paths, although some are not very well marked so it may require a bit of exploring! Alternatively you could go along the B road from St Just to Smugglers. I should think walking from St Mawes to Smugglers along the coastal paths would take about 3 hours depending on the pace. Do stop in at the Church though as its really quite special!
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