Falmouth is a glorious town for a family holiday. Its spectacular natural harbour makes Falmouth a mecca for mariners from all around the world - but you don't have to
be a professional sailor to enjoy the water here. Falmouth has dozens of boat Here you will find everything you could possibly need for a seaside holiday. Falmouth has
excellent beaches, hotels, restaurants, shops, art galleries and attractions.
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Get Out on The Water
There is nothing like a boat trip for getting you back in touch with nature. And Falmouth has dozens of boat trips available - fishing
trips, scenic trips, wildlife trips, - literally something for everyone.
It is a long way around Falmouth Harbour by car, and in summer the roads are busy, so boat travel is a far better way to get around.
Make use of the excellent local ferries and water-taxis. Fabulous!
Visit The National Maritime Museum Falmouth
Cornwall has a long and fascinating maritime history - and Falmouth is at the heart of it all.
The Maritime Museum here is just fantastic - if all museums were like this, there would be no such thing as a theme-park!
Interesting, fun, educational - an absolute must visit if you are in Falmouth!
Enjoy the beaches
Castle Beach is close to Pendennis Castle. It has some decent sand and some good rock-pools.
Gyllyngvase (or Gylly) Beach is the main family beach in Falmouth. Patrolled by life guards in summer. Lots of soft, white sand and
plenty of rock pools when the tide is out.
Swanpool is a sheltered cove just west of Falmouth. Excellent family beach, soft sand.
Maenporth Beach is very pretty, family-friendly, has easy parking and good water-sports facilities.
Relax in the local Pubs
Falmouth has some great pubs. Our Favourites are listed here Top 10 Ten Pubs in Falmouth
Surfing, scuba-diving and other water-sports.
The Falmouth area is a mecca for water-sport lovers.
There are several surf-schools, and places to hire surfing equipment. You can also learn to kayak, windsurf, kite-surf, and scuba dive
- there are lots of excellent dive sites here, especially shallow wreck sites. Nowhere in Britain is better than Falmouth for watersports.
Falmouth Town Centre has a selection of interesting shops, boutiques, and especially art galleries and craft shops. Falmouth
School of Art & Design is world famous. And many of its students set up stucios and homes in Falmouth after they graduate (nobody
likes to leave Falmouth!) - so there is some great art to be seen and bought in Falmouth. Browse the galleries, collect, and enjoy!
Falmouth offers a choice of excellent fishing opportunities. The local skippers are real experts, and there are dozens of fishing trips
available. Falmouth is probably Britain's finest fishing-trip location.
Falmouth Golf Club is a gem! Wonderfully scenic. Incredibly welcoming. A decent test of golf but not so challenging that it will destroy
your confidence! A fantastic place to enjoy golf by the sea.
Falmouth offers opportunities for Pony Trekking, Beach Riding and Hacking in the local countryside.
Explore the area
Falmouth is a great base for touring south-west Cornwall. It's road, rail and ferry links make getting around easy - so enjoy Falmouth
in its own right - but venture out too!
Also, walking is excellent here. There are creekside trails, coastal paths, bridleways, quiet lanes and of course the fabulous South
West Coast Path, which runs right through Falmouth.