Maenporth Beach

Maenporth sits at the ocean edge of a lush green valley, backed by tall trees and thick woods, and flanked by cliffs on either side. It’s only a 10 minute drive from Falmouth’s centre, but feels a world away. Come here to relax and enjoy the views. 

The large sandy beach is popular with families, couples and kids. It gets busy in the summer, but at other times during the year you won’t be fighting away any crowds. There’s a large carpark to the rear of the beach, and a couple of places to grab some food. Or you dine in more style at Michael Caines’ The Cove.

The view from the beach is as sumptuous as the backdrop. Looking out to sea across Falmouth bay you can see Pendennis Point and Antony Head in St Mawes in the distance. Dogs are welcome on this beach except during July and August (10am to 6pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place (2020). 

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.