Gyllyngvase Beach

Gyllyngvase Beach

Blue Flag 2013 award winning Gyllyngvase is Falmouth's largest beach is a fine crescent of sand popular with families. The popular Gylly Beach Cafe offers drinks and snacks during the main holiday seasons. At low tide, you can go rock pooling where in the shallow pools you will find winkles and shrimps, while the deeper points on the reef edge are full of squat lobsters and crabs. Falmouth’s’ historic town centre is only a 10 minute walk away so you could easily pay a visit to the internationally famous Maritime Museum during the day.

The well-kept formal Queen Mary Gardens near the beach were opened in 1910 and are home to sub-tropical plants such as colourful Agapanthus and giant leafed Gunnera. The uber trendy and popular Gylly Beach café, bar and restaurant sits on the beach with lovely views down the coast to the Lizard peninsula aiming it an ideal place to enjoy a cool drink in summer or a steaming mug of hot chocolate in winter.

Please note: Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Dog Friendly


  • Facilities
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Lifeguard cover (Spring/Summer)
  • Water quality checks
  • Restaurant/Cafe


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Entrance flat / without steps

Opening Times

Open all year


From Truro follow the signs for Falmouth on the A39. Keep on the A39 into Falmouth, straight on through the traffic lights after the Esso garage, then straight on through the next roundabout, at the 2nd roundabout beside the Green Lawns Hotel turn right and follow the signs to Beaches, then take the 2nd left and follow this road down the hill where you will find a public car park on your right. Parking also along Cliff Road.


Cliff Road
Falmouth Cornwall TR11 4NA

What’s nearby

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