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Lets visit Falmouth: an essential guide

Falmouth is one of Cornwall’s largest towns, just 12 miles from our holiday park in Cornwall. Situated in a sheltered bay on the south coast of Cornwall, Falmouth is all about the water. With a pretty harbour, sandy beaches, grassy headlands and an exciting town centre, visit Falmouth for an exciting day out on your holiday in Cornwall!

Pendennis castle

Built by Henry Vlll to defend the harbour, the castle is one of two, the other being St Mawes castle. Both of which are open to the public for you to explore! The coastal fortress is filled with many secrets and mysteries in the ancient walls, leading to Pendennis Point, perfectly perched on the rocky headland.

Pendennis Castle in Falmouth

National Maritime Museum

With 12 galleries set across 3 floors plus an extensive library, there is plenty to explore here! Exhibitions cover everything from the history of boats, the port’s history, weather, wildlife and a number of interactive displays such as the boating pool. Explore other great features such as the Look Out tower and underwater windows.

Beaches

Falmouth is home to two main beaches, both of which are within walking distance of the town centre. Gyllnvase is the most popular with its fine sand and clean water. It is a regular winner of the Blue Flag Award, with all the facilities you could need on your beach trip, including a beach café. From here you can take the coastal path towards Falmouth’s other main beach, Swanpool. A quieter beach with much coarser sand.

 

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Jacobs Ladder

Jacob’s ladder is made up of 111 granite steps leading down to Falmouth’s main square. The trip up is made worth it by the sweeping views of the harbour and estuary visible from the top. Believe it or not the Jacob in question here is a local business man who merely wanted a short cut from his house to his business, and thus, Jacobs ladder was built!

Gardens

Tucked away from the busy town centre and beaches are some peaceful, colourful gardens. From prehistoric looking paradise to beautifully trimmed gardens. Popular garden escapes include Trebah, Trelissick and Glendurgan.

Watersports

If you’re looking to hit the waters, you’re sure to fine what you’re looking for when you visit Falmouth. Whether that’s stand up paddleboarding, surf, swimming, snorkelling or sailing. Hire a kayak and paddle around the point, or if the wind is strong enough try out some windsurfing! No matter what time of year you decide to visit simply grab a wetsuit and jump in!

The town’s vibe

Falmouth was recently named Britains Best Coastal Town. Down to its great sense of community spirit, creativity, events, smiling faces and yummy food. There is always something to see and do here!

 

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