Today, the town is above all frequented by yachts taking advantage of its sheltered position just out of reach of the dangers of the open sea, and it has its own Sailing Club. Perhaps because of this, it is a rather upmarket resort, while still retaining a fishing fleet. The main beach in the town is Summers Beach, a small and quiet beach that offers stunning views. Meanwhile, for dedicated beach bums, there are a couple of good, safe beaches near the harbour. The town is also home to the Roseland Visitor Centre, which provides information about St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula.
Map of the area.
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