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Things to do in St Mawes and Falmouth

Everyone loves to visit Falmouth or St Mawes and on a sunny day, you could be nowhere better (apart from possibly chilling in our Urban Garden with a fresh Mojito after having a manicure at nearby Champagne Nail Bar, No 3). However, we digress… as we were saying, Falmouth or St Mawes are close runners up! We’ve launched our new “Sail Away with Me” package this month to include complimentary gated car parking, continental breakfast and a glass of wine each on arrival. Not only that, it includes return tickets for the Enterprise Boats to take you to either Falmouth or St Mawes. The Enterprise sails from Lemon Quay so it’s just steps from Mannings, meaning you can get from boat to bar super-fast (a pre-requisite for a nice weekend away). So if you fancy a city break, with just a dash of the waterside thrown in for good measure, this is the break for you!

We’ve put together some top suggestions of things to do in Falmouth or St Mawes for a day out on our “Sail Away with Me” package.

Visit a castle

Two stunning castles to choose between, both built by Henry VIII. Pendennis Castle overlooks Falmouth and the surrounding coastal area, up high or pretty St Mawes is closer to the water and just as beautiful! Both castles are owned by English Heritage and make a lovely day out. St Mawes is close to the ferry so you can get there pretty quick or with Falmouth it’s a bit of a walk but it’s close to the beach too!

Afternoon Tea at Tresanton

When visiting St Mawes you simply must visit the iconic Tresanton Hotel owned by the Polizzi family and enjoy a champagne afternoon tea on their terrace, it’s simply blissful, you might want to book though as it gets quite busy!

Spend the day at the beach

Falmouth is the place for beaches and with Swanpool, Castle, Gyllyngvase and Maenporth all in such close distance you could even beach-hop and visit a few of them! Either spend the day at Swanpool and enjoy a proper Cornish ice cream in their on-beach ice café or for something more substantial head to Gyllyngvase; a much longer stretch of sand, better for swimming and with a restaurant serving hot food, ciabattas and more on their outdoor terrace – you won’t want to move!

Maritime museum

If the Enterprise Boat isn’t enough maritime history for you, make sure you visit the National Maritime Museum when visiting Falmouth. Learn about the boats and visit workshops and events, a great way to spend an afternoon. Outside the Maritime Museum is Events Square – the perfect place to grab a coffee and people watch in one of the many outdoor cafes. There are also lots of events, markets and festivals here each month, hence the name!

Walk the coastal paths

Finally, walk the coastal paths from Swanpool to Maenporth and back again – spend a whole day enjoying coastal ramblings and pretending you’ve stepped straight out of Poldark! Why not refuel with a bite to eat at the Cove restaurant at Maenporth, lovely food and another big sandy beach to while away a few hours!

However you choose to spend your time: on the beach, perusing the many quaint gift boutiques or perhaps learning about the history of the area, our “Sail Away with Me” break will ensure you get from city to seafront in no time and back again to enjoy cocktails across the cobbled piazza chez nous! To book contact us on 01872 270345.

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