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Beaches

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, …

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Swanpool Beach

Swanpool Beach is a lovely soft sand and shingle beach that looks out to Falmouth bay but feels way out of the hustle and bustle of Falmouth’s town beaches, despite the fact that it’s right around the corner from the town’s main waterfront.  At the beach you’ll find an outdoor cafe, crazy golf course as …

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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. …

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Gyllyngvase Beach

Gyllyngvase beach, known locally as Gylly, is the centre of Falmouth’s beach scene. Mixing a cool California-esque beach vibe with some flora that wouldn’t be out of place in the Mediterranean, the awards winning Blue Flag beach is a great place to hunker down for a fun filled beach day. Nestled at the western edge …

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Gylly, Swanpool and Maenporth walk

Taking in three of Falmouth’s very best beaches, this walk offers some fantastic elevated views across Falmouth Bay.  Distance: 5 miles (return) Difficulty: 2/5, good paths throughout. (Note: This walk can be extended to start at Castle Beach or Pendennis Point which will add on two miles, or shortened by a couple of miles by starting at …

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Helford Passage walk

This walk takes in some fine estuary views, an old fishing village and some lovely secluded bays.  Distance: 3 miles (return) Difficulty: 2/5, good paths throughout although there’s a couple of steep sections around Durgan.  Our start point for this walk is the National Trust car park at Bosveal, from there head south towards the coast, …

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