The Roseland Peninsula in west Cornwall, known locally as just, “Roseland” is home to the town of St Mawes, and the small village of Portscatho. St. Mawes lies nestled at the very tip of the peninsula. It is a beautiful traditional fishing village, offering many charms. Quaint winding roads lead to spectacular views of wonderful rolling farmland and stunning historic buildings. Portscatho is another great village along the peninsula. Portscatho rests on a sloping hill down to the waters edge which gives nearly all of the town un-interrupted wonderful breathtaking views of the Cornish coast. Benefiting of this high vantage point you can see for miles upon miles the ragged and stunning coastline. These two great towns offer a plethora of touristic options that can cater to any family on vacation to this little slice of UK paradise.
Many tourists come to this part of the UK to relax by the sea and enjoy the relaxing village life for a week or two. Most of them decide on the great option of renting out a cottage instead of being in a cramped hotel room. Cornwall cottage holiday breaks are a great alternative to hotels as they are a home away from home. Instead of being cramped in a one room or two room hotel room, cottages provide a true home away from home. Most of them have unobstructed views of the ocean, are dog friendly and are a full size homes which means that personal space is not a problem, unlike hotel rooms.
The largest town on the Roseland Peninsula is St. Mawes. St. Mawes is a small fishing village and is home to three boatyards and is famous for sailing. Being positioned within the gulf stream the climate in St. Mawes is mild year round which makes for great sailing. If you’re not the one for sailing, visiting the St. Mawes Castle or walking and exploring the town is a great alternative to spending the day at sea.
Another great village on the Roseland Peninsula is Portscatho. The small village is on top of a sloping hill which means from this high vantage point you can see for miles upon miles the ragged and stunning coastline. Some people spend a day or two taking in the natural beauty of this village.
Obviously, taking a break out of a busy schedule to visit this small corner of the UK is time well spent. Whether it be a weekend, week or month, the Roseland Peninsula has a little something for everyone to enjoy.