We may be biased, however Falmouth truly is one of the best places to visit in the world because of its unique positioning.
On one side you have the sea with Falmouth bay stretching as far as the eye can see rolling onto Gyllyngvase beach. On the other you have Falmouth Harbour reputedly the third largest natural deep water harbour in the world, marina’s filled with leisure yachts and motor boats, restaurants, bars and shops, making it seem like you’re getting numerous options for the one location.
Busy all year round due to its 22,000 residents, busy commercial port, tourists, thriving university and sailing community, Falmouth is just as appealing in the winter as it is in the summer. Not only is Falmouth a lovely place to visit it was also voted by The Times readers as the 2016 Best Place to Live.
Award winning attractions such as The Maritime Museum or Pendennis Castle will give you a real flavour of the history and present day role that Falmouth plays as a gateway to Britain from the seas.
Steeped in nautical history, Falmouth has heaps to show and tell its visitors all year round. A busy harbour, working docks and super yacht building yard make for a very hectic, exciting and important port.
Add to this the award winning restaurants open all year round, providing visitors to Falmouth with an incredible culinary experience as well as boutique clothing stores, eclectic mix of shops and Gallery’s (more information is provided on our link page of these) making there something for everyone who steps into Falmouth: a very progressive yet naturally beautiful town.
Cornwall On Our Doorstep
With Cornwall’s ever changing pace of the elements you need a good base to explore it from. Falmouth is the perfect location. It’s often called the gateway to Cornwall as it’s location and fantastic infrastructure make it a great base. Plus it has an abundance of evening entertainment keeping any traveller interested for nights on end.
- 30 minutes away from the North Coast and some of it’s best surfing beaches such as Fistral beach
- 45 minutes away from fishing villages such as St. Ives and Padstow
- 40 minutes away from Newquay or Watergate Bay where Jamie Oliver’s 15 restaurant is based
- Only 1 hour 15 minutes minutes from Lands End
- 45 minutes from Penzance.
If you fancy getting out of Falmouth for the day, then the rest of Cornwall is on your door step.