As one of Cornwalls largest towns, Falmouth gets a lot of tourists who come to peruse the shops, visit the museums, walk around art galleries, drink in pubs and dine in its many fine restaurants. But holidaymakers to the area should also remember that Falmouth has many fantastic beaches, which must count as some of the best in Cornwall. Here we list some of the areas top beaches and coves for a fun time by the sea, courtesy of the Cornwall Business Guide.
Castle Beach is a tiny beach below Pendennis Point, in the shadow of Pendennis Castle. This historic fort was built during the reign of King Henry VIII, almost five centuries ago. castle Beach is a quiet and laid back beach which is perfect for admiring the scenery or perhaps rock pooling or kayaking as yachts sail past to Falmouth harbour. There is a cafe here which serves sandwiches and hot drinks, as well as ice cream. Unfortunately there is no lifeguard patrol at Castle Beach so swimmers must take extra special care.
Swanpool beach is home to the Elemental UK water sports centre, which runs daily lessons and hires equipment for kayaking, SUP boarding, dinghy sailing and windsurfing, among other activities. The centre is popular with groups of children who swarm here for fun in the sea. Swanpool Beach has an excellent café for beach-goers and passers-by. Across the road, next to the beach car park is the Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve which is home to many species of pond plant and birds such as swans, ducks, kingfishers and other water fowls. Swanpool is only a 20-minute walk from Falmouth town centre so its very convenient for people without their own transportation. But there car parking area for motorists.
Gyllyngvase Beach is the most popular beach in the area. This is because this beautiful stretch of golden sand is the closest beach to the centre of Falmouth and is also popular with local residents. Gyllyngvase Beach is a beautiful curve of coast which is a fantastic place to relax and do nothing. Meanwhile more active people can get their fill by going swimming or taking part in one of the many water ports offered at the beach, such as stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. There are Lifeguards on patrol at the beach, so swimmers can enjoy the sea in safety.
If you visit here, dont miss the Gylly Beach Café with its fine sea views and delicious dishes. This cafe gets extremely busy at lunchtime, especially during the summer. And deservedly so. The food here is excellent.
The sandy cove of Maenporth Beach is a great spot for sunbathers, swimmers, fishermen and kayakers. Although its only two miles from Falmouth town centre, it seems like a world away from the hustle and bustle. Maenporth is very peaceful and lad back. The only sounds are seagulls and people frolicking in the sea. Visitors should time their days at their beach so they can incorporate lunch or dinner at The Cove restaurant, which serves mouth watering food.
Falmouths beaches may not be as famous as beaches on Cornwalls north coast but theyre certainly just as beautiful and inviting. The beaches listed here are just four many in the Falmouth area. Holidaymakers should explore the coast to discover other sandy beaches and rocky coves on Cornwalls serene south coast.
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