Sailing and Messing Around in Boats
The area is well known for its wonderful sailing. Exploring the coves and beaches by boat is tremendous fun, and swimming from a boat in the clear waters off the lighthouse is not to be missed, you might find yourself swimming with seals.
A great number of our guests bring their own boats, and a deep water or tidal mooring in Place Pool can be arranged for a small fee. Dinghies can be kept on the dinghy park and boats launched from Place slipway. There is also a place to have your boat stored, on the farm, and if you would like to know more please go to: www.stmawesboatstorage.co.uk.
Kayaking is becoming very popular and if you would like to explore the coves in this peaceful way, then they can be hired from www.stmaweskayaks.co.uk
Our children had sailing lessons at Roseland Paddle and Sail, on the Percuil River, and in fact two of Nicky’s sons, taught sailing there. You can also hire boats from them as well: www.paddleandsail.com
St Anthony is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and a heritage coastline. The estate and the surrounding National Trust land have miles of footpaths and coastal paths to walk along with your dog. From your cottage you can step out onto a footpath or across private farmland to the beaches which are a short walk away. See ‘The Area‘ for more details.
Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the magical gardens in Cornwall are home to a wealth of exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees.
Just some of the gardens in the area include Trelissick, http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick-garden/ Trewithen, http://www.trewithengardens.co.uk/ and The Lost Gardens of Heligan http://www.heligan.com/
Shopping – by boat!
It’s perfectly possible not to use your car while staying in St. Anthony as you can do all your shopping by ferry, from Place to St Mawes, then a larger foot ferry to Falmouth where you can also visit the National Maritime Museum http://www.nmmc.co.uk And if you wanted to go to Truro, then of course, The King Harry Ferry is a must. http://www.falriver.co.uk/getting-about/ferries/st-mawes-ferry
10 things for children to do in rain or sun without their phone/wi-fi/tv, or trip in the car
Crabbing from the slipway
- Dive off the slipway on a high tide
- Swim in the sea in the rain
- See phosphorescence at night
- See a seal/heron/deer/owl/bat
- Visit St Mawes Castle
- Make a dam on the beach
- Catch a mackerel
- Go Rock pooling
- Have a cream tea after walking in the rain