Falmouth's varied beaches

Falmouth is blessed with a variety of beaches, each different in character and facilities such as cafe's, watersports centres, car parking and gardens

The 3 closest to Camelot are…

Castle Beach

The most northerly of Falmouth's beaches and situated alongside Pendennis Point. Rocky sections mean that at low tide it is regarded as an excellent beach for rockpooling as well as diving and snorkelling. As you walk way from the Pendennis Point end of the beach, rockpools give way to golden sand as the beach joins Tunnel Beach. The majority of the whole beach can be covered at high tide, so this is something that needs to be remembered.

Gyllyngvase Beach 2

Gyllyngvase Beach

This Blue Flag status beach is one of the most popular beaches in the Falmouth area with its wide arc of golden sand. There are great amenities, and an award winning cafe, yet still only a 5 minute walk away from Camelot and 10 minutes from Falmouth town centre.

Gylly Beach Cafe is well known in Falmouth for its outstanding location overlooking the beach, with far reaching views to Pendennis Castle, the Lizard Peninsula and out to sea. Open all day it serves everything you would expect and more, all beautifully prepared using local produce.

Gyllyngvase Beach 2

Swanpool Beach

Swanpool Beach is located in a delightful sheltered cove with an award winning cafe serving great selection of teas, coffees, sandwiches and ice-creams. Especially good is the hot chocolate made which you make yourself with a small block of chocolate slowly melting in hot milk!

There is a watersports school based at the beach that operates all year round and offers both hire and classes in sailing, kayaking, canoeing and others.

Our recommendations from Falmouth's wide selection of restaurants, Pubs and Bars

The Chainlocker

The Chainlocker has been there since 1660 and is one of Falmouth's better and best known pubs.  There's no loud music, just lots of friendly chatter from the locals, students, fishermen and visitors. The menu is available until 9pm with food of a consistently high quality. The beers are mostly local from Skinner's brewery in Truro but with nationwide favourites as well.  Great selection of wines and ciders. When it's warm enough to sit outside there is an expansive seating area with glorious views over the harbour.

5 Degrees West

A modern bar in the heart of Falmouth with a bar area at the front and a large restaurant and garden at the back.  Serving great pizzas and a wide selection of beers and cocktails.  The pizza bases are 12 inch, hand-stretched and sourced directly from Tuscany, Italy.

Harbour Lights

The is the best Fish and Chip shop in town and is open from 11.30am to 9pm either to eat in the restaurant, which has great views over the harbour, or take away. As they say "We major in amazing fish and top notch chips" You can't go wrong.

The Front

This lovely little pub is underneath Harbour Lights and as they don't have a kitchen, you can take your fish and chips from Harbour Lights to enjoy with one of the local beers or ciders on offer. Outside seating with views over the inner harbour.

The Shack, The Shed & The Ranch

All located in Events Square and all good.  The Shack serves rustic seafood, chowder, steaks etc.  The Shed serves the Shed burger, sirloin steak and Cornish mussels to name a few and The Ranch is a steakhouse and grill and also has chicken, vegetarian and fish options.
Visit websites: www.theshackfalmouth.com, www.theshedfalmouth.co.uk and www.theranchfalmouth.com

Hooked on the Rocks

Seafood restaurant and bar overlooking the beautiful Swanpool beach and nature reserve. Serving fresh, sustainably sourced seafood.


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