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A Day Out In Falmouth


Falmouth, located on the south coast of Cornwall is a buzzing city filled with colour and fun around every corner! From creating a splash to relaxing in Falmouth’s glorious gardens – you’ll find endless entertainment.

Get Sandy Toes

Gyllyngvase Beach is the most popular beach in Falmouth, with golden stretches of sand and deep blue sea – you’ll certainly find peace here. It’s only ten minutes from Falmouth’s town centre, so the perfect escape after a day out filled with shopping and exploring. Gylly Beach Café is also an inviting place to unwind and get cosy beside the water’s edge.

If you want to continue with your adventures however, take a visit to Castle Beach. It’s popular for the rock pools, diving and snorkelling! Be careful though, the beach can be completely covered during high tide – so stay safe! There’s also a little café, sundeck and plenty of seating for a little refreshment.

Swanpool Beach is another contender, offering plenty of exciting activities such as sailing, kayaking and other water sport fun! The beach adjoins with Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve. The lake provides a mix of fresh and salt water – making the perfect habitat for over 100 species of birds. Keep those eyes peeled!

Explore Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle opens it’s doors for you to fully explore it’s magic. Be stunned by gorgeous coastal views, get close to guns and canons, learn about the castle’s rich history and grab a bite to eat. It will be a family adventure with so much to discover. Pendennis Castle has events all throughout the year and also a castle tour for you to enjoy.

Falmouth Seafront Promenade

The harbour is filled with colourful bobbing boats, glistening waters and plenty of spots for a tasty meal to end your day perfectly. It's the perfect location for a spot of food, and watch the world go by.

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum located on the waterfront. The museum has a vast collection of boats and plenty of new and interesting facts for the whole family to learn about! There’s an incredible five floors to discover. The museum holds loads of events all year round, including their Viking Voyagers exhibition open until January 2017!

A Spot Of Shopping

Falmouth’s town centre has a buzzing high street, with a whole number of high street names to independent shops – you’ll find plenty to get your hands on! Dive into independent art galleries, grab a pasty or just enjoy Falmouth’s joyous atmosphere.

Take a stroll

Falmouth is filled with beauty and walking can be the best way to see what this town has to offer. An example of an easy four-mile walk is from Pendennis Point to Maenporth Beach. This downhill walk begins with beautiful views at Pendennis point. Stroll across the seafront of Gyllyngvase beach and around the headlands of Swanpool and Pennance points, until you make it to Maenporth beach.

There are also beautiful gardens to explore for a relaxing walk. Kimberly Park provides seven acres of flower beds and trees, both visitors and locals enjoy these gardens all year round. Another garden to visit is Queen Mary gardens, filled with sup tropical plants and bursts of colour to admire.

Grab a Tasty Cream Tea

Falmouth is a brilliant spot for a cream tea. Dolly’s Tea Room is a great spot, sit within the window and watch the busy high street below. The tea room is decorated beautifully, gaining inspiration from your average grandma's living room! Have your cream tea served upon stunning antique cutlery, dishes and dainty teacups. If you’re not after a cup of tea, the tea room turns into a cocktail heaven in the evening, serving tapas and delicious treats! So what are you waiting for?

Get creative

Pop into Falmouth Art Gallery and gain a feel of the town’s vibrancy and imagination. There a number of permanent pieces to major museum loans, local art and designs by community groups and students. It’s a small museum, with a huge collection which is truly varied. It’s perfect for those who are after a little bit of everything!


If the weather is disappointing, head on down to Ocean Bowl – it’s open seven days a week and is the county’s largest bowling centre! There’s 12 lanes, five pool tables, video games, a diner and a bar. 

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