Around Falmouth

Around Falmouth

Falmouth and the surrounding areas offer a wealth of top attractions and outdoor activities. Gyllyngvase Beach with its lovely beach bar, Castle Beach (great for rock pooling at low tide) are all just a few minutes stroll from Telford Guest House and Swanpool beach with watersports and crazy golf is a 10/15 minute stroll on the South West Coast Path. The Princess Pavilion is a couple of doors away and has a lovely beer garden overlooking the sea - ideal to relax in on a summer Sunday afternoon and listen to local brass bands.

The bustling town of Falmouth is also just a short stroll away with its historic harbour, Maritime Museum, cafes, shops and galleries displaying the work of local artists. There are some superb bars and restaurants, many with spectacular views over historic Falmouth Harbour, and fresh fish is landed locally every day so we have some great seafood restaurants all serving locally caught fish straight from the boat to the plate.

Historic Falmouth

Falmouth has the third largest natural harbour in the world and has been a busy port for over 300 years, dating back to the days of the packet ships and beyond. Great days out can include a visit to Pendennis Castle, built by Henry VIII, a short boat trip to St Mawes Castle, another of Henry VIII's castles, a visit to the Maritime Museum or take your pick from a number of boat trips running from the harbour to various places such as Helford, Truro, Trelissick Gardens or Frenchman's Creek.


Falmouth is a top location for watersports and offers swimming, snorkelling, paddle boarding, sailing, water skiing, canoeing and fishing. We are also right on the South West Coast Path if you fancy a day out enjoying some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the UK.


Falmouth has a varied events calendar throughout the year and events include Falmouth Week, the Oyster Festival, the Real Ale Festival and the Sea Shanty Festival to name just a few.

Click here to see the range of events staged in Falmouth this year. Falmouth Events 2021

Parks and Gardens

Falmouth itself has several lovely and beautifully maintained gardens including Queen Mary Gardens, Gyllyngdune Gardens, Fox Rosehill Gardens and the Princess Pavilion with its listed bandstand and free entertainment during the summer. There are also a number of gardens within easy driving distance including Trebah, Glendurgan, Trelissick and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. There are also several National Trust properties including Trerice and Lanhydrock.

Stunning Beaches
Pubs and restaurants
Sailing and watersports
Parks and Gardens
Parks and Gardens