Falmouth

There are two sides to the wonderful maritime town of Falmouth. On one side, the busy harbour and streets full of chandlers, galleries and the National Maritime Museum, and on the other the 4 golden beaches all linked via the coast path.


Along side it’s 4 beautiful beaches, Falmouth is known for throwing a good party too, with the yearly calendar packed full of amazing events.

The stand out events not to be missed are the Falmouth Oyster Festival, International Sea Shanty Festival and Falmouth Week. You can find more info about these in our “highlights” section.

 

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Beaches of Falmouth

Gyllyngvase Beach Panorama - Falmouth Cornwall

Gyllyngvase Beach

A popular, blue flag status beach located right in the heart of the bustling marine town of Falmouth.

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Castle Beach Panorama - Falmouth Cornwall

Castle Beach

A small, shingly beach with an abundance of rock pools to explore at low tide.

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Swanpool Beach Panorama Falmouth Cornwall

Swanpool Beach

A charming cove, on the outskirts of Falmouth, which backs onto Swanpool Lake nature reserve.

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Maenporth Beach

A relaxed atmosphere, shallow waters and plenty of rock pools make Maenporth perfect for families.

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Falmouth Accommodation

Stay at the Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth

Greenbank Hotel

Nestled on Falmouth harbour, the Greenbank Hotel blends the best of coastal living with the finest in contemporary comfort - enjoy life on the water's edge.

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Stay at the St Michaels Hotel & Spa in Falmouth Cornwall

St Michaels Hotel & Spa

4* hotel & spa in Falmouth with stunning sea views and sub tropical gardens.

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Stay at the Falmouth Hotel in Cornwall

Falmouth Hotel

Steeped in history and with striking Victorian architecture, The Falmouth is Falmouth’s first ever hotel, situated in 5 acres of beautiful gardens and overlooking Castle beach.

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Stay at the Meudon Hotel in Falmouth Cornwall

Meudon Country House Hotel

Two miles from the coastal town of Falmouth, The Meudon is a four star country house hotel nestled in 8 and half acres of gardens, sweeping down to its own private beach, Bream Cove.

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Stay at the Merchants Manor in falmouth Cornwall

Merchants Manor Hotel

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Stay at the Budock Vean Hotel near Falmouth Cornwall

Budock Vean Hotel

4 star country hotel in Cornwall with spa, golf, gardens, self catering cottages and holiday homes on the banks of the tranquil Helford River.

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Highlights of Falmouth

Our top list of places to to see and things to do whilst visiting Falmouth.

Pendennis Castle in Falmouth South Cornwall

Pendennis Castle

Explore one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses, Pendennis Castle, which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. (more info)

Maritime Museum in Falmouth South Cornwall

National Maritime Museum

Dipping its toe in Falmouth’s harbour, the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall celebrates the sea, boats and Cornwall.

St Mawes passenger ferry in Falmouth South Cornwall

St Mawes Ferry

The St Mawes Ferry connects the old world fishing harbour of St Mawes with the bustling port of Falmouth. (more info)

Gylly adventures in Falmouth Cornwall

Gylly Adventures

Coasteering, Kayaking, Climbing and Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) based on Gyllyngvase beach. (more info)

Falmouth International Sea shanty Festival

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

One of the biggest maritime music festivals in Europe, featuring hundreds of hours of free sea shanty musical performances. (more info)

Falmouth Oyster Festival

Falmouth Oyster Festival

The Falmouth Oyster Festival is a 4 day event celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season, and diversity of Cornish seafood with Cooking demos, live music, food and craft stalls to enjoy. (more info)

Falmouth Week in Cornwall

Falmouth Week

Falmouth Week is the largest sailing regatta in the South West with around 200 yachts racing over eight days along with a lively programme of shoreside events. (more info)

Transport

How to get to Falmouth

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By Car

Leave the M5 motorway just after Exeter at Junction 31, joining the A30to Truro. From there follow road signs to Falmouth ( approx. 20min )

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By Train

From Truro station, catch the Maritime line to Falmouth which takes you right into the town. Journey time is approximately 20minutes and the service run twice an hour.

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By Plane

Newquay Airport is approximately 50 minutes drive from Falmouth with Flybe operating flights. Public transport and car hire is available from Newquay Airport.