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Saint Mawes

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Saint Mawes is situated on England's southwest coast, about fourteen miles northeast of Lizard Point and opposite the port town of Falmouth. It offers moorings and a protected anchorage.

The harbour offers good protection except for any substantial southwesterly wind which unfortunately is the prevailing sector. However, it is simply a matter of crossing over to Falmouth or moving upriver should it become uncomfortable. The entrance and its approach is well marked and may be safely accessed in all reasonable conditions, at any stage of the tide, night or day.



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Keyfacts for Saint Mawes
Facilities
Water available via tapShop with basic provisions availableMini-supermarket or supermarket availableSlipway availableShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationPleasant family beach in the areaCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaInternet via a wireless access point availableDoctor or hospital in the areaPharmacy in the area


Nature
Anchoring locationVisitors moorings available, or possibly by club arrangementBeach or shoreline landing from a tenderJetty or a structure to assist landingQuick and easy access from open waterNavigation lights to support a night approachSailing Club baseUrban nature,  anything from a small town of more 5,000 inhabitants  to a large cityScenic location or scenic location in the immediate vicinityHistoric, geographic or culturally significant location; or in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Note: harbour fees may be charged

Protected sectors

Current wind over the protected quadrants
Minimum depth
3 metres (9.84 feet).

Approaches
5 stars: Safe access; all reasonable conditions.