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Summers Beach, The Roseland, Cornwall
Ideal with northerly, easterly (particularly protected) or southerly winds and avoid when the wind is in the west or blowing straight into the bay. Summers is the main beach in St Mawes and can get very busy during the peak season. Access is via a large set of steps or a slipway from Tredenham Road. This slipway is actually public so you can launch small craft directly from the beach. The beach is mostly pebbles which can make it uncomfortable for sitting on, but thankfully, there are some large concrete steps / cliff protection which can be used. The rock pools here for kids are excellent with plenty for them to explore. No dogs in summer.