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Getting around St Mawes & The Roseland

Getting around on The Roseland, Cornwall

You will almost certainly have arrived on the Roseland by car. To leave the Roseland in any direction but north-east via Tregony, you need to cross one of the many stretches of water which surround us.

A really good website for information on all the ferries and boats around the Fal is Fal River Links.


King Harry Ferry

The King Harry Car Ferry is the quickest way to go north and west. The ferry operates a 20 minute service, leaving the Roseland at 10, 30 and 50 minutes after every hour.
October 1st to March 31st: 7.30AM to 7.30PM weekdays, 9.10AM to 7.30 PM Sundays.
1st April to September 30th: 7.30AM to 9.30PM weekdays, 9.50AM to 9.30PM Sundays.

St Mawes Passenger Ferry

If you would like to visit Falmouth without having to take your car, the St Mawes – Falmouth passenger ferry is a lovely trip in its own right. Cars can be parked on St Mawes quay or in the main car park. Ferry departure times are announced on the quay, but are very regular during the season. You will find a timetable in the back of this folder or you can call 01872 861910 for ferry timetable information.

Pleasure Boat Trips

There are a number of pleasure boat operators in St Mawes and these are advertised around the harbour area. The St Mawes ferry takes you straight to the quay from which the Falmouth pleasure boats operate. A trip on the water is perhaps the loveliest way to explore this beautiful area.  Fal River Links: 01872 861914.  For more information see our On The Water section.

St Mawes to Place Ferry

Possibly the smallest of all ferries! In minutes you will be taken from St Mawes to the quay by beautiful Place Manor, an imposing private home next to the lovely St Anthony Church. Obtain information on this ferry from the post office. The headland can also be reached by car. St Mawes to Place: starts from St Mawes 10AM, then every 1/2 hour. The ferry starts from Place 10.15, then every half hour. Last back 17.15.

The Aquacab – 07970 242258 

The Plus Aqua cab is the fast water taxi around the Fal Estuary.  They will take you to waterside pubs day or night and is a really useful local facility! 

Petrol stations

There are only 2 petrol stations on the Roseland, so do watch your tank!

Roseland Garage Gerrans
Jet Garage at J J Harris and Sons Bessey Beneath (on A3078 between Ruanhighlanes and Tregony).  They also have a Jetwash if you feel the need to clean your car! 


Pre-booking is always advisable
St Mawes Taxis 07971 104909
Gerrans Bay Taxi 01872 580673 or 07779 663273
Roseland Taxis 01872 501001 or 07817 447667

Air travel

Air Southwest Reservations 0870 241 8202 General enquiries 0870 241 6830 www.airsouthwest.com
Ryanair Reservations 0906 270 5656 
Newquay International Airport 01637 860600 
British International – helicopter flights to the Isles of Scilly 01736 363871 

Bus & Train

National Express 08705 80 80 80 www.nationalexpress.com
First and Travel line 0870 608 2680 
Wessex Trains 08457 484950 
National Rail Enquiries 08457 48 49 50 
Trainline 0333 202 2222 www.thetrainline.co.uk

For more travel information visit: www.visitsouthwest.co.uk  www.cornwalltouristboard.co.uk  

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