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St. Antonys Head Beach

St Mawes, Cornwall

A rocky headland with a 19th century fort and a lighthouse. The area is maintained by the National Trust, and is not suitable for swimming though there are sandy bays nearby.

Beach Type



Toilets and a shop

Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks around the headland. Investigate the old fort.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Roseland Visitor Centre The Square St Mawes. Tel: 01326 270440 [email protected]


Nearest town: St Mawes
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.141, -5.01632
Postcode: TR2 5HA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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take the A3078 towards St Mawes before turning left in Trewithian to. and straight through Portscatho. Continue on this road. past Bohortha to the southernmost tip of the peninsula.

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Docks (About a mile and a half away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 2 miles away)
Penmere (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 5 miles away)
Perranwell (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay parking available

Nearby Car Parks

St. Anthony Head, Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Pendennis Point, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
The Square, St Mawes (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Porth Farm (Towan Beach), Portscatho (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Falmouth Docks Station, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Percuil, Percuil (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
The Dell, Falmouth (Medium/Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Grove Place, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Arwenack Street, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Gyllyngvase, Falmouth (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Mawes