20 Dec Finding suitable digs in St Mawes, Cornwall
Finding suitable digs in St Mawes, Cornwall
The upmarket seaside resort of St Mawes is a picturesque little waterside village nestled into the lowest inlet on the Roseland
Peninsular. Being on a peninsular it is totally surrounded by water as well as beautiful beaches that conveniently captures the warm waters brought by the Gulf Stream which bestow it with a mild climate similar to that of the Mediterranean. So it’s no surprise that, along with
neighbouring boating villages, like Portloe, Portscatho and Portholland, St Mawes attracts a rather charming, although exclusive sailing culture and a glamorous crowd. The foodie mob also swarms to these shores to appreciate the seafood delicacies and traditional dishes served in the many up market gastro pubs and restaurants.
Groups and Dogs
Although the village looks relatively unspoilt and well preserved, St Mawes has an abundance of large group self-catering cottages and houses often with spectacular sea views, so its an ideal holiday destination for large groups and family get togethers. Dog lovers won’t be disappointed, as St Mawes has plenty of dog friendly accommodation as well as dog friendly beaches, pubs and even restaurants! Once you’ve secured your St Mawes sea view pad, you can look forward to the many treasures that await, especially during the summer months.
Plenty to do
Why not start with a morning trip to buy fresh fish from the working fish harbour for your lunch, followed by a visit to the marina to book a boat trip with your own personal fisherman! If you fancy a more glamorous cruise then move along to the leisure boat moorings and reserve a seat or, for large groups, a sailing or motor boat for an unforgettable sail around this magical coastline. Don’t miss the unique local wooden sailboat design that St Mawes pride themselves upon. There are a multitude of other water sports on offer here, as you can well imagine and you only need walk around the village to see the many shops, clubs and offerings available all year round. And this is just the beginning, as there are so many activities to enjoy for all the family, friends and relatives, no matter how large your group.
If boating or other water sports aren’t your thing then there are plenty of other sports and activities on offer. There are tennis courts, golf courses, parks, art galleries, antique shops, historical sites such as the stunning St Mawes castle, as well as many walking routes to choose from. St Mawes is a beautiful place to discover on foot, especially accompanied by your dog, thanks to loads of fabulous nature trails through coastal paths, scenic countryside and outer village lanes, all with great opportunities to admire the wildlife and local fauna, which thrives in this gulfstream microclimate. In fact one of the main attractions here is the Subtropical gardens of Lamorran with sea views over St Antony’s lighthouse, where you’ll find amongst many plants an impressive collection of Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
The Beaches in and around St Mawes are excellent for happy relaxed summer holidays as they generally enjoy safe southern Cornwall waters which are calm and clear and protected by headlands and very gradual sandy shelving – perfect for snorkelling and diving. And the abundance in these shores means that the beaches are never overcrowded and there are even beaches open to dogs all through the summer months, such as Carne and Pendower beaches. However you decide to spend your time in this magical town on the Cornish Coast, finding St Mawes cottages to rent is made a whole lot easier thanks to the Beachlets website which lists a comprehensive range of St Mawes holiday accommodation, regardless of the size of your group or budget.