Image © Bob Jones
Latitude: 50° 09'N
Longitude: 05° 01'W
Usage: Leisure, Fishing, Ferry Terminal
Contact name: Gary Cairns, Harbour Master
Address: The Quay, St Mawes, Truro, TR2 5DG
Telephone no: 01326 270553
About St MawesSt. Mawes, is a pretty harbourside village on the that looks out over the River Fal to the busy maritime town of Falmouth. The dramatic Cornish coastline around St Mawes was used as the setting for the popular television series Poldark.
This is very much a seafaring community, with boats and yachts continually setting anchor in the calm waters just outside the villages main harbour. St. Mawes' sheltered location creates a a safe anchorage with easy access to the coast, the Fal and the Carricks Roads - a large waterway created after the Ice Age from an ancient valley which flooded as the melt waters caused the sea level to rise dramatically. The immense natural harbour, the world's third largest, is navigable from Falmouth to Truro.
Passenger ferries operate from St Mawes to Falmouth, and to Place Creek on the Roseland Peninsula.
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