A long, narrow, south-facing beach with some sand and pebbles at the top and extensive rock pools at low tide. High tide covers most of the beach and the rocks restrict swimming. Conveniently close to holiday accommodation, Falmouth harbour and town centre. An excellent beach for all the family to enjoy rock pooling.
Dogs: banned from Easter Day to 1 October
Parking: free along Cliff Road above the beach
Refreshments: Castle Beach cafe
Toilets: yes (closed in winter)
Wheelchair access: fairly steep ramp leading down from Cliff Road
Other: several park benches along Cliff Road from which excellent views can be had of Falmouth Bay
This is one of the best places in Falmouth to go rock pooling at low tide.
Watersports: rocks limit swimming but some scuba diving and snorkelling takes place.
Fishing: bass fishing over rocks and sand at low water but not the most popular of marks.
Walking: South West Coast Path east to Pendennis headland (0.5 mile) and west to Gyllyngvase beach (0.5 mile).
Birdwatching: seabirds such as sandwich terns and gannets can often be seen from the beach in Falmouth Bay. Oyster-catchers and little egrets feed amongst the rock pools at low tide.
Other: huge diversity of marine creatures to be found in rock pools.
Very convenient for accommodation with many hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts as well as self-catering accommodation within walking distance along Cliff Road and others. Caravan and camping sites are a few minutes drive away.
See our Falmouth accommodation page.
Grid reference: LR SW823305
Latitude/longitude: 50.134851N and 5.047635W
Post code: TR11 5HN (for sat nav purposes)
Public transport: Falmouth Town railway station (see map) and bus stop serviced by Great Western Greyhound 500
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