ST Mawes is a small fishing village at the end of the Roseland Peninsula, opposite Falmouth on the South coast of Cornwall, approximately 30 minutes (by car) east of where we live
We have passed sign posts many a time as we have travelled to and from Truro and promised ourselves a little trip there once the weather picked up
Tuesday was glorious and so we packed the beach towels, dogs and a picnic into the car and off we set
St Mawes is positioned within the gulf stream and basks in mild weather all year round, during the summer it is often a Mediterranean climate, which explains why there are some stunning gardens in the area
We headed straight to the harbour so the dogs could have a run on the beach
This is the view from where you enter St Mawes
We started out on Idles Beach
It didn't take the dogs long to dive in, Bruce is already swimming ( that little dot where Molly is heading)
I wandered off down the beach to explore the rockpools, Molly was not far behind, ears flapping, tail wagging and stick in mouth ready to play
I love this photo of Bruce, checking that his little sister is not far behind, he is a very elegant and strong swimmer, hardly making any splashes when he is in the water, Molly on the other hand, starts off like she is drowning with seemingly more legs than an octopus, she eventually settles into a lovely little doggy paddle but Bruce is always mindful that she is ok.
After our playtime on the beach we explored the town and took a wander along the harbourside.
St Mawes is a beautiful little village, well maintained and very clean. There was lots of painting going on, many of the seafront properties, mostly little fisherman's cottages have been painted ice-cream colours - so pretty, and then there was this stunning thatched cottage, up for sale at a cool £750,000 - but honestly the view it had was priceless
Strolling passed the thatched cottage and continuing around the harbour we found the perfect little sun trap to settle down, take a breather and enjoy our picnic. With views out over the harbour and out to sea, the sun on our faces it was the perfect end to an absolutely beautiful day.
I just love the way Molly is catching the rays, eyes closed, sniffing the clean sea air and drying out nicely.
Love and sandy paws