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Activities & Attractions – Things to do on the Roseland Peninsula

St Mawes Castle While Cornwall enjoys the reputation as being one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, the Roseland Peninsula, located in its southern-central region, is referred to, as ‘The Jewel of Cornwall’, by thousands of satisfied tourists, who’ve been there. And there are many more reasons than one why tourists include it as a must-visit place on their Cornwall itinerary. The Roseland Peninsula is located in one of UK’s most picturesque and stunning natural settings and although small in geographic terms, it has a lot of attractions and activities to meet the specific demands of just about any tourist. Another feather in the cap of this extraordinarily beautiful vacation place is its unique, warm Mediterranean-like climate that adds to its allure, particularly during the summer months in the UK.

The main village on the Roseland Peninsula is St. Mawes which offers a wide range of accommodation, great pubs, multi cuisine restaurants and luxury hotels. The warm pleasant climate is also reflected in the wide species of flora and fauna as well as beautiful private and public gardens that are found throughout the Roseland Peninsula. Apart from its beautiful gardens and natural, scenic topography, the Roseland Peninsula also has some of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches that offer incomparable opportunities, for sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, kayaking and a variety of other popular aquatic sports. For the more adventurous who wish to explore the Roseland Peninsula on foot, there are several opportunities to do so such as trekking, fishing, camping and a lot more.

There are also many other activities and attractions on the Roseland Peninsula for the kind of holiday that a visitor has in mind. For beach lovers, the Roseland Peninsula has some of the UK’s most intimate, quiet and charming beaches. Carne Beach – a large, sandy beach about one mile long connected to the west by the Pendower Beach. A car park and toilets are also available on this beach. Porthcurnick Beach – this is a wide and sandy beach which has many relaxing rock pools and slipway. A café and toilet facilities are available but parking is walking distance away at Portscatho. The beach is accessed by walking down some steps. St. Mawes beaches – these beaches are relatively small but excellent for swimming and sunbathing. However, for car parking and toilets, visitors can access these at the nearby village. Portscatho Beach – is primarily a beautiful fishing village that has a beach of mainly rocky terrain, sprinkled with sandy patches along its length. Toilet and parking facilities are readily available. A few other popular beaches to visit are Pendower, Towan, Porthbeor, among others.

For those who wish to visit some heritage sites, the 16th century St. Mawes Castle is worth one. With its multiple gun ports and three huge circular bastions, the St. Mawes Castle formed a formidable defence in 1538 when England faced the threat of an invasion following King Henry VIII’s divorce of Catherine of Aragon. Today, this castle stands in a tranquil, waterside setting. There are several other attractions, activities and places to see on the Roseland Peninsula such as the picturesque fishing village of Portscatho, Portloe with its beautiful Cornish countryside and several others that make the Roseland Peninsula the complete, magnetic holiday destination it is.