Cornwall Beach Guide

St Mawes Beach

Description:
St Mawes is a pleasant seaside town which is well worth a visit just for the scenery. There are two sandy beaches with rock pools, Summers Beach and Tavern Beach. At low tide there is also the harbour beach. St Mawes Castle can be visited and there are also ferries to Falmouth.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There are steps to Summers Beach and a steep sloping path to Tavern Beach, neither beaches have disabled access. There is a short sloping path from the road to the harbour beach which is suitable for wheel chairs (path is opposite the Rising Sun).
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Tavern Beach and Summers Beach from Easter Day to October 1.
Directions:
St Mawes is 16 miles from Truro and 19 miles from St Austell. Aproaching from the east or west on the A390 about 4 miles east of Truro turn onto the A3078 for St Mawes (signposted to St Mawes). Continue on the A3078 until St Mawes.
Post Code:
TR2 5DN.
Parking:
1 car park in St Mawes, also 2 car parks at St Mawes Castle.
Toilets:
Yes, in the St Mawes car park.
Facilities:
Shops, restaurants.
Activities:
St Mawes Castle, ferry to Falmouth.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Gyllyngvase Beach (16 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
St Anthony Head Beach (8 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly)
Porthcurnick Beach (5 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly)
Pendower Beach (9 miles, sandy beach, dog friendly, disabled access)
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