St Mawes, the jewel of the Roseland, lies on the end of the peninsula with its picturesque harbour in view of Henry VIII’s 16th-century castle. St Mawes remains a popular spot for both tourists, as well as those looking for a new town to call home. From its humble beginnings as a fishing village, it has emerged as one of Cornwall’s most exclusive waterside villages with a myriad of quaint self-catering cottages, hotels and bed and breakfasts.
The local gardens, flora and fauna, are nurtured by their position in the Gulf Stream. They are a popular draw to St Mawes, as is its reputation as a haven for sailing enthusiasts. St Mawes has three boatyards and a wide range of available moorings and anchorages for visitors. Furthermore, its prime waterfront position means that it has a range of eateries to whet the palate of even the most avid seafood enthusiast.