Falmouth is a beautiful town and port that overlooks the river Fal in the south coast of Cornwall. The town has a rich maritime heritage and is home to the world’s 3rd largest deep water harbour. It is also surrounded by two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; The Roseland and The Lizard Peninsula. There is a ever-growing selection of restaurants in Falmouth as well as lots of things to do.
The town is home to one of Cornwall’s eight blue flag beaches, Gyllyngvase beach, as well as a host of other beautiful beaches such as; Swanpool Beach, Castle Beach and Maenporth Beach. Regular boat trips are available across the Carrick Roads to St Mawes and Flushing and only five miles south of Falmouth is the scenic Helford River; a large popular estuary renowned for its marine ecology.
There’s lots of exciting things to do in Falmouth including historic sites like Pendennis Castle on Pendennis Headland, which was built in 1539 by Henry VIII. The Pendennis Headland offers views of Falmouth harbour on one side and St Antony’s Head and St Mawes Castle on the other. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall offers insight into Falmouth’s rich maritime history and Trebah Gardens, a sub-tropical paradise, is only a few miles south of the town.
Falmouth has a wide range of places to eat and drink including excellent seafood restaurants, bistro pubs, independent coffee shops and health food cafes.