The Roseland Peninsula

Rolling farmland, creeks and crystal clear water.

Beautiful, remote and some great places to eat

The Roseland Peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you’ll find rolling farmland leading to uncrowded beaches and narrow lanes winding down to pretty fishing villages.

Creeks lead inland from the sea to quiet spots full of wildlife. Sub-tropical gardens thrive and you can find the ancient castle of St Mawes little changed since Tudor times.

However, there’s also some first class pubs and restaurants and plenty of places to sample great Cornish produce.

beach at Roseland

St Anthony Head

family by river

Expore the Roseland Peninsula

From Green Acres Cottages head towards Mevagissey, just outside the Roseland Peninsula, where the coastline meanders down to St Anthony Head. During the summer you can catch the ferry across the creek to St Mawes or explore the maze of winding country lanes and head up to St Just.

Discover the 13th century church of St Just, set in sub-tropical gardens. Visit the Caerhayes Castle Estate or the little village of Philleigh with its authentic 16th century inn.

Farm shops and deli’s can be checked out en route but for a good guide head to the Roseland Visitor Centre in St Mawes. Here you can find some great guided walks on little known pathways.

view of St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Castle

Bordered by the Fal River, King Harry Ferry connects the Roseland to Falmouth, Feock and Truro and is a great way to head back.

A ferry also operates from Place and from Flushing.

King Harry ferry