Castle Beach, Falmouth

Tucked under the western end of Falmouth bay in the shelter of Pendennis Point, Castle beach is easy to miss, but well worth a visit. Easy to miss because it’s situated at the foot of the steep cliffs that run alongside Cliff Road.

The beach itself is quite narrow and can disappear at high tide. At low tide a thin slice of golden sand that’s perfect for lazing on gives way to a rocky shoreline and masses of rockpools… perfect for the little ones to explore.

The vibe here is relaxed and family friendly. If you want a beach that’s within walking distance to the town centre (just 10 mins on foot), but want to avoid the crowds at Gylly, then head here. It’s also a great spot for swimming and snorkelling especially due to the rocky bottom.

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between July 1st and August 31st when a seasonal dog ban is in place between 10am and 6pm (2022).

Trewena holiday cottages near Falmouth are perfect setting for your visit to Cornwall. Just 10 minutes from the centre of Falmouth and some of Cornwall’s best beaches, you can choose from ‘Little Avalon’ our 1850s labourers cottage, or ‘The Pigsty’ our converted barn.