Charming Small Town

Mevagissey
(8 miles)

Visit this small historic fishing village that has retained its traditional character and charm. Watch the fishing boats come in and out of the harbour with their daily catches. Wander the narrow streets and dive in and out of book shops, gift shops and art galleries. Try a local ale, sample some harbour-side fish and chips or treat yourself to a fine dinner in one of the top quality restaurants or pubs. There are a few different car parks available all within approximately 5 minute walk of the harbour.

Useful links:
Visit Cornwall – https://www.visitcornwall.com/places/mevagissey
Salamander restaurant – http://www.salamander-restaurant.co.uk/contactus.html
Parking – en.parkopedia.co.uk


Fowey
(14 miles)

Walk the streets of the picturesque old town packed with medieval and Georgian buildings and explore the array independent shops selling unusual gifts, artwork, clothing and books. See the vibrant maritime history come to life down by the deep water harbour. Give it a go yourself with a host of activities on offer such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing and swimming. Or opt to cross the estuary on the Bodinnick or Polruan ferry and take in the stunning views of the Fowey estuary along the famous Hall Walk – a 4 mile coastal circuit via Pont Creek. During the summer there are plenty of events to take part in – including the Fowey Regatta, Fowey Festival of Words and Music and Fowey Mussel festival among many others.  There are many parking options available all within easy reach of the harbour.

Useful links:
Visit Cornwall – https://www.visitcornwall.com/places/fowey
Fowey Hall Walk – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fowey-estuary-to-pencarrow-head/trails/fowey-hall-walk
Fowey Regatta – http://www.foweyroyalregatta.co.uk/
Parking – www.cornwall.gov.uk/transport-and-streets


St. Mawes
(16 miles)

A principal part of the Roseland Heritage Coast, discover this picturesque village and historic port on the River Fal . The gem of this village is undoubtedly the immaculately preserved St. Mawes castle, one of Henry VIII’s coastal fortresses strategically built to protect against the threat of invasion from French and Spanish in the 1500’s. Enjoy a picnic by the castle and gain a different perspective by taking a boat trip on the St. Mawes ferry. If that doesn’t satisfy the nautical urges, hire a kayak or boat to further explore this beautiful coastline. There are two main car parks, one long and one short stay, both within easy reach of the quay.

Useful links:
Visit Cornwall – https://www.visitcornwall.com/places/st-mawes
Roseland Peninsula – http://www.stmawesandtheroseland.co.uk/
Kayak, boat rides and water taxi – http://www.stmaweskayaks.co.uk/
Parking – https://www.visitcornwall.com/places/st-mawes