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The Falmouth / Docks area
Falmouth has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea. A fascinating maritime heritage sits comfortably alongside the creative, building a name for itself as the South West's cultural and festival destination. Beaches, castles, museums, galleries, parks, boat trips, rock pooling and ice creams. And that's just the first day of your holiday in Falmouth!
Falmouth is an engaging and fun base for all the family, with many of Cornwall's top attractions, beaches, walks and villages on the doorstep.
There are some terrific family friendly beaches with Castle Beach being the most northerly of all the Falmouth beaches, situated alongside Pendennis point. Rocky sections mean that at low tide it is regarded as an excellent beach for rock pooling as well as diving and snorkeling. As you walk way from the Pendennis Point end of the beach, rockpools give way to golden sand as the beach joins Tunnel Beach. Castle Beach Cafe provides hot and cold drinks, ice creams, pasties & light meals. There is a large sundeck area, together with a timber framed canopy with tables and chairs. The shop sells beach balls, buckets and spades and also provides deck chair hire. Further along Gyllyngvase Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Falmouth being a Blue Flag status beach, with its wide arc of golden sand and inviting sea. Great amenities, with award winning cafe, yet still only a 10 minute walk away from Falmouth town centre. Gylly Beach Cafe is built over the beach and offers fantastic views from its sun drenched terrace and is open all year round. The Cafe prides itself on using herever possible, local produce and best environmental practice. Perfect place for a romantic meal or a family gathering by the beach.
Gyllyngvase Beach is also linked via the South West Coast Path to Swanpool Beach and Nature Reserve. This is a delightful cove with adjoining Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve being a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Excellent water sport centre where you can try your hand at dinghy sailing, kayaking or windsurfing. Bouncy castle located on the beach during the summer months for the smaller children. The Award winning Swanpool Beach Cafe serves a great selection of teas, coffees, sandwiches and ice-creams whilst Elemantal UK Watersports school is based at Swanpool beach and operates all year round catering for groups large and small, teaching and offering for hire: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, coasteering lessons & raft building.
Equally, there are some lovely parks and gardens in Falmouth, perfect for a stroll or picnic. include Gyllyngvase Gardens, Fox Rosehill Gardens, Queen Mary Gardens & the 7 acre estate of Kimberley Park.
Events and festivals are held throughout the year in Falmouth & you will find current tourist information at the apartment.