Cornwall Tourism Guide

The Roseland Peninsula

The Roseland Peninsula Is within easy access of St. Austell, Truro and Falmouth in Cornwall, and the conceptual capital of the peninsula is St. Mawes, which can be reached by Ferry from Falmouth. The Roseland Peninsula refers to an area of quiet beaches, wonderful coastal and river scenery, and picturesque Cornish villages. Tregony is regarded as the gateway to the Peninsula and is actually the wide main street of Tregony village that dates back to when the area was a busy port.

The river is silted up in Tregony but the village and the almshouses that date back to the seventeenth century are well worth seeing. If you take the King Harry Ferry from Trelissick, it’s regarded as one of the most picturesque routes and near to the National Trust Gardens in the area. There has been a ferry crossing to Falmouth for hundreds of years, but the present one dates back to the late eighteen eighties. There is plenty to see and do in Roseland and Porthbeor beach is regarded as the best. Also worth seeing is the busy fishing village of Porthloe and the nineteenth century lighthouse near St. Anthony Battery. In the summer months it is possible to see round the inside of the lighthouse.

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