The Roseland Peninsula
Bordered by the Fal Estuary to the West and the Atlantic Ocean to the East, the Roseland Peninsula has been designated one of Cornwall's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the quality of its landscape and coastal scenery.
A 30 minute drive from Truro or Falmouth across the King Harry Ferry will lead you to this relatively hidden corner of Cornwall; to some lovely wide open beaches that are rarely crowded; out-of-the-way farm shops selling delicious local produce and ultimately to the coast and the pretty villages of St. Mawes and Portscatho. The Peninsula has great walking routes and the coastal waters are popular with sailors, stand-up paddle-boarders, kayakers and windsurfers.
Explore the stunning scenery & secluded coves and walk through wooded countryside and across scenic cliffs. Take a ferry from St Mawes to Falmouth, explore St Mawes castle or hire a kayak and paddle up the beautiful Percuil River and hidden creeks.
There are many beautiful beaches on the Roseland, great for swimming, sun-bathing, rock pooling or watersports. For a secluded spot, try Porthboer or Caerhays; for plenty of space and gently sloping sandy beaches for the kids, try Pendower/Carne or Towan/Porth; or for rockpooling try Portholland or Portscatho.