St Mawes Beach

St. Mawes has two main beaches with a mixture of sand and rock, Tavern Beach and Summers Beach.  At low tide there is also the harbour beach.

  • Summers beach is a large south facing crescent of sand and rocks.
  • Tavern beach lies just below the the 16th century St. Mawes Castle, built about 1542.


St Mawes is a popular centre for a wide range of watersports activities. All the beaches in St. Mawes can be busy in the summer, due to the ferry from Falmouth.

Facilities include car park, toilets, food and shops.

Dog Friendly Beach?

St Mawes Beach has dog restrictions.
St Mawes besch, No dogs between Easter and October.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to St Mawes Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

St Mawes Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Oct 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (S)
Sunday, Oct 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Oct 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (WSW)

Roseland Peninsula weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

St Mawes Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to St Mawes Beach is at FALMOUTH 2.77 km (1.72 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit St Mawes Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:52 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 07:28 (Height 5.22m)
   Low Tide at 14:07 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 19:45 (Height 5.10m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:24 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 4.99m)
   Low Tide at 14:41 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 20:16 (Height 4.73m)
Thu 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:55 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 08:33 (Height 4.70m)
   Low Tide at 15:17 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 20:50 (Height 4.33m)
Fri 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:31 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 09:14 (Height 4.36m)
   Low Tide at 16:03 (Height 1.89m)
   High Tide at 21:37 (Height 3.94m)
Sat 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:22 (Height 2.14m)
   High Tide at 10:11 (Height 4.03m)
   Low Tide at 17:12 (Height 2.23m)
   High Tide at 22:53 (Height 3.63m)
Sun 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:42 (Height 2.39m)
   High Tide at 11:55 (Height 3.85m)
   Low Tide at 18:43 (Height 2.28m)
Mon 09 Oct
   High Tide at 01:26 (Height 3.69m)
   Low Tide at 07:20 (Height 2.31m)
   High Tide at 13:46 (Height 4.05m)
   Low Tide at 20:35 (Height 1.98m)

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