Things to do in Falmouth

Welcome to Falmouth, a charming coastal town on Cornwall's south coast. With its rich maritime history, stunning scenery, and vibrant arts scene, Falmouth offers something for every visitor. Explore historic sites, learn something new at the museums and galleries, or set sail on a river cruise, all while soaking in the town's relaxed seaside atmosphere.

From coastal fortresses to exhilarating zip wire adventures, with arts and culture in abundance, there's never a dull day in this seaside town.

Via Ferrata

Something new

A holiday is the perfect time to try something new, from facing your fears to doing something you've never quite got round to. Soar through the air at Via Ferrata on their zip wires, enter a new reality at razeVR, go kayaking down the Helford River with Koru Kayaking, or dine on delicious meals whilst cruising along the river with Blue River Table.

Elsewhere, there's plenty to learn whilst visiting the area. Travel through time at Falmouth Art Gallery, which has an eclectic collection of over 2000 artworks and is free to visit, or learn the stories of the seas at the National Maritime Museum.

The Maritime Line
Visit Falmouth's busy harbour, beaches, art galleries and more - all within five minutes' walk of the station.

Visit Falmouth by train

Visit Falmouth the hassle-free way.

Trains depart Truro twice an hour, and take only 25 minutes to Falmouth Town station, just a short walk from the harbour, shops, National Maritime Museum and Gyllyngvase Beach.

Or continue to Falmouth Docks station to visit Pendennis Castle

Beaches in Falmouth

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Gyllyngvase Beach

Falmouth’s largest and most popular beach, Gyllyngvase Beach is a golden crescent of sand with stunning views out along the South Cornwall coast and up to Pendennis Castle.

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Swanpool Beach

Swanpool is a sandy cove on the west side of Falmouth, proud of its friendly, fun and welcoming environment. Behind the beach is the Swanpool nature reserve where you can feed the ducks and the swans.

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Maenporth Beach

The gently sloping beach near Falmouth has shallow water which is great for children, paddlers, and kayakers.

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A little further afield

Head a little out of town and discover a little slice of paradise at Trebah Garden in Mawnan Smith. It's a family and dog friendly garden with a dramatic coastal setting on the Helford River and is the wild and magical result of over 180 years of inspired and dedicated creation, offering the visitor a year round experience.

From Falmouth, you can discover Cornwall's only city, Truro, as well as the coastal village of St Mawes. The best part is you don't even need the car! Hop aboard the train from Falmouth to Truro for a spot of shopping or a trip to the theatre, or even enjoy a hide tide sailing straight to the city with Fal River. Set sail on the ferry to St Mawes and discover boutique shops, quaint cafes and restaurants, and breathtaking scenery.

Whether you want an adventure on land or sea, Falmouth has something for you. Discover more about this vibrant seaside town and start planning your days out.

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