A popular town in the south of Cornwall, Falmouth has lots to offer its residents and visitors alike. Not many towns have a fantastic harbour, thriving docks, world famous gardens, blue flag beaches, fresh water lakes, bustling markets, 450-year old castles, yacht clubs, ocean racing, world-renowned chefs, coastal paths, beautiful estuaries…you get the message. Falmouth is fabulous! We know we live here!
A fourth fabulous beach at Maenporth is only two miles away.
There are a number of marinas and the thriving yacht clubs include the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Flushing Sailing Club, Restronguet Sailing Club and Mylor Yacht Club.
For more information, go to our accommodation in and around Falmouth page.
There are a number of Local Nature Reserves, such as Swanpool, where you can enjoy bird-watching and wild flowers.
For more information go to our Falmouth Wildlife pages.
Ever since the building of Pendennis castle by Henry VIII right up to recent times with Dame Ellen Macarthur’s record breaking sail around the world in 2005, Falmouth’s development and place in history has been influenced by the sea.
There are a number of local annual events such as Falmouth Oyster Festival, Fal River Festival, Falmouth Spring Festival, Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival and Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week.
There are many walks around the Fal estuary that can be joined up with ferry boat rides.
The destinations are Flushing, St Mawes, Truro, Trelissick Garden and Smugglers Cottage, Tolverne.
There is also an on demand Water Taxi between April and October.
For more information, go to our Falmouth ferries page.
There are also cruise ships that visit.
Falmouth Bay is often used for sailing races and fishing trips.