Falmouth Harbour

Around Falmouth

Falmouth is one of the major holiday destinations in the UK making the town the ideal base for your holiday in Cornwall. Falmouth has everything from the beautiful clear water at the Blue Flag Gyllyngvase Beach to the historic Falmouth Harbour and the bustling town centre. There are a wide range of boat trips available taking you out into the lovely Falmouth bay or up the beautiful Fal Estuary to the county town of Truro. Falmouth is also right on the spectacular South West Coast Path if you fancy something energetic. There is something for everyone, whatever your interests.

Gyllyngvase Beach

Blue Flag Beaches

Falmouth Sea Front is one of the focal points of the town with the lovely, Blue Flag, Gyllyngvase Beach together with Castle Beach and Swanpool Beach. Gyllyngvase Beach is the largest of the three while Swanpool Beach provides a leisure centre offering watersports including kayak hire. Castle Beach is great for rock pooling and snorkelling.

Falmouth Inner Harbour

Shops and Restaurants

Falmouth town centre offers a wide range of shops including many high street names together with many independent shops selling everything from beachwear to pasties and locally baked bread. Falmouth also has a wide range of waterfront pubs and cafes together with some excellent restaurants serving locally caught seafood.

Queen Mary Gardens

Parks and Gardens

Falmouth also has several lovely and beautifully maintained gardens including Queen Mary Gardens, Kimberley Park and the Princess Pavilion with its listed bandstand and free entertainment on most summer evenings. There are also a number of spectacular gardens within easy driving distance including Trelissick, Trebah, Glendurgan and Heligan.

Gyllyngvase Beach

Falmouth Town Centre

Kimberley Park


Falmouth has a long maritime tradition dating back to the days of the tea clippers and there are regular marine events staged throughout the season ranging from gig and yacht racing to the spectacular Falmouth Week Regatta. Falmouth also stages a number of other events ranging from the Spring Festival to the Oyster Festival held in the autumn.