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Car Parks in St Mawes

Being a small coastal village the roads in St Mawes tend to be narrow with limited on street parking. Where on street parking is available we ask visitors to make sure they do not block access to properties or driveways and allow space for lorries and buses to get through.

Along the sea front there are parking restrictions in place which is enforced by traffic wardens.

Disabled Parking

If you are a blue badge holder with Nil and Disabled tax discs and planning a visit to Cornwall, you can find out more information here.

St Mawes however has a number of accessible car parks:


the main car park off the square in St Mawes

This is a pay and display car park run by the Parish Council and the machine only takes coins but, when open, change can be obtained from the Roseland Visitor centre. Charges apply 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, including Bank Holidays.

Tickets can be purchased by the hour, day or a weekly pass can be purchased — the pay machine will accept both old and new £1 coins.

The access to the main car park is off the Quay and The Square between the Rising Sun and the block of shops. To get to the car park you go past the bus stop and the public toilets and Roseland information centre.

Motor homes/campers can park in this car park but if using 2 spaces must pay for both spaces and are not permitted to stay overnight.

Charges for Cars:

Monday - Sunday: 8.00am - 6pm
Up to 1 hour: £1.00
1 - 2 hours: £2.50
2 - 4 hours: £3.50
All Day: £5.00

Monday - Sunday: 6pm - 8.00am
Overnight, 6pm - 8.00am: £1.00

Long Stay Monday - Sunday
24 hours: £6.00
48 hours: £12.00
72 hours: £18.00
96 hours: £24.00
1 week (concession): £30.00

Charges for Motorhomes / Campers:

1 hour: £1.00
All day: £5.00

The pay machine will accept both old and new £1 coins


This is more of a short stay pay and display car park but tickets can be purchased for the day. Cars only (no motorhomes/campervans allowed).


Up to 2 hours: £2.00
Up to 4 hours: £3.00
Up to 6 hours: £5.00
Up to 8 hours: £6.00
Overnight, 5.00pm - 8.00am: £2.00



This is split into two distinct parts the upper car park which is tarmac and the lower level car park which is grass.

Tickets for this car park can be purchased from the visitor centre in the Castle.


£3.00 per car

The Upper Car Park:

St Mawes castle uppper car park area

The Lower Car Park:

St Mawes castle lower car park area



In the busy summer period parking is available on the St Mawes Football pitch site, Halwartha Park, located on Upper Castle Road which is sign posted to the Castle as you enter St Mawes.


By Donation to help buy new equipment and refurbish facilities at the football club.

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