Posted 10 January 2018
Happy New Year, and a warm welcome to Cornwall from all of us at Portscatho Holidays.
I'll be using this blog spot to introduce the Roseland Peninsula and its many visitor attractions, help you choose the best holiday accommodation and inspire you to find day trips and holiday activities in our region. I feel so lucky to be based in pretty St Mawes, with its friendly community and within easy reach of so much scenic coast and countryside, and I hope you'll enjoy visiting the Roseland as much as I love living here. We'll be delighted to help you book a lovely holiday to suit your needs all year round.
St Mawes is a great place to start searching for your ideal holiday cottage. The old village nestles around the harbour, while higher up you get wonderful views over the Fal Estuary. It's quite surprising that it should boast the world's third largest natural harbour, but there you go - there's a lot more that will surprise you about St Mawes too, but you won't know unless you visit!
St Mawes itself has two beaches which are great for sailing, swimming and sunbathing, and there are plenty more beaches if you venture a little further. Some are quiet coves, without the facilities and bustle of the larger bays, so there's truly something for everyone. I love them all, and the great thing is you can choose your beach according to your mood. A swim, a stroll, a spot of rockpooling... take your pick. I should let you know that beaches may have dog-walking restrictions in summer, but off-season it's fine and there are plenty of other lovely walks. St Mawes has some fab cafes too, but I'm not divulging my favourite - try them and see!
You might be wondering who gave St Mawes its name... well, a sixth-century hermit and abbot named Maudetus is your man. In art he's traditionally portrayed as a schoolmaster, and he's invoked to help with headaches, worms and snake-bites. That's quite a mixture. I'll stick with the coffee thanks.