Camping and Visiting Falmouth0
Falmouth is the largest Port town in Cornwall and one of Cornwalls most popular tourist destinations. Located on the English Channel Falmouths beaches are spectacular and entertainment options varied. Our guide to staying in Falmouth lists the most common tourist attractions and highlights some of the most popular places to stay.
The Beaches at Falmouth
Most people visit Cornwall because of the beautiful sandy beaches and better than average weather, although we cant guarantee the sun; we can guarantee you will be in awe of the spectacular coastline. Falmouths main beaches are Castle Beach, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth.
Castle Beach has the smallest section of sand, but is an excellent option for exploring the many rock pools at low tide. Gyllyngvase has the largest expanse of sand making it the most popular and busiest in the area. Just a few miles from Falmouth you will find Maenporth. Maenporth is a little further out but it tends to be less busy; the advantage being fantastic views and an entry point to some great coastal walking trails.
Other Things to do in Falmouth
Pendennis Castle, owned and managed by the English Heritage, has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. Discover exhibits, sights and sounds with an interactive tour of the castle. Facilities at the castle include a teashop, gift store and toilets.
Explore the Maritime museum, also based in Falmouth, and enjoy a fascinating look at all varieties of boats. This is an excellent option for a rainy day and the onside tearoom offers delicious refreshments.
For those with green fingers, a trip to Trebah Gardens is a must. Trebah Gardens is one of the 80 finest gardens in the world and one of the top rated in Cornwall. Open all year long, each season there is a different display of beauty in this sub-tropical paradise. The views of the ocean from Trebah Gardens add to the experience when you visit this enchanted valley.
A private beach can be found at the far end of the gardens with a glorious view of the sea. Families with small children can take advantage of the play area.
Still on the Garden theme; Glendurgan Garden, in the same valley as Trebah Gardens is a beautiful place to explore. Children will love the natural maze and beach.
Places Within Traveling Distance of Falmouth
If your staying in Falmouth, you are a scenic 50 minute drive to St. Ives or Penzance, where you will find the Eden project. 50 minutes north you will be able to visit all the attractions in St Austell. A little closer you can visit Truro. Coverack at around 40mins drive has a beautiful harbour.