Things to do in Falmouth

Things to do in Falmouth

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If you’re looking for a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, find an array of things to do in Falmouth.

Falmouth is perfect for a fun-filled holiday with its delicious restaurants, coastal adventures and historic attractions. Explore opulent gardens, discover interesting heritage sites or try paddleboarding. Whatever you are looking to do, you won’t struggle for choice with all the activities and attractions in Falmouth.

Beaches in Falmouth

Falmouth is perfect for a coastal retreat with its array of beautiful beaches throughout. Enjoy a family day out as you relax at Castle Beach, a classic local hotspot with golden sands, low tides for crabbing and a beach café. Swanpool Beach is a great place for activity lovers, with its Elemental Watersports Centre, Swan Pool, crazy golf, and choice of eateries. The Blue Flag-winning Gyllyngvase Beach, one of the most popular spots in Falmouth, is a popular spot for beachgoers in the summer months.

Attractions in Falmouth

Discover fascinating Cornish attractions in Falmouth that you have to see. Learn about the history of Pendennis Castle, a coastal fortress built by King Henry VIII to defend the county from invasion. Head to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall on the harbour, great for those interested in Cornish history. Those who enjoy nature should explore Trebah Gardens and Glendurgan Garden, two beautiful attractions filled with exceptional plants and flowers.

Activities in Falmouth

If you’re wondering what to do in Falmouth, we’ve got you covered. Spend a day of hair-raising exhilaration at the Flambards Theme Park with its thrilling rollercoasters, Exploratorium and Jurassic Journey. Those looking to explore more of the Cornish coast and treat themselves to an AK Wildlife Cruise where unique sealife awaits among the sparkling waters.

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  • AK Wildlife Cruises

    AK Wildlife Cruises

    Falmouth Marina
    TR11 2TD

    01326 316098

    These award-winning cruises are a wonderful way to see the spectacular coastline where dolphins, basking sharks and seals can be seen. With naturalists on board every trip, and photography actively encouraged, these trips are very popular with all ages.

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  • Atlantic Scuba

    Atlantic Scuba

    1 Trenoweth Business Park
    Mabe Burnthouse
    TR10 9JH

    01326 618583

    From experienced scuba and free divers to total beginners, Atlantic Scuba can help visitors to realise their underwater dreams and go on an unforgettable at-sea adventure.

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  • Bluebell wood

    Bosveal National Trust

    near Mawnan Smith
    TR11 5JR

    01326 252020

    Discover woodland valleys, secluded coves and the sheltered shores of the Helford River at Bosveal.

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  • Forest

    Carwinion Wood

    Carwinion Wood
    Carwinion Ln
    Mawnan Smith
    TR11 5JB

    Discover a diverse range of plants and trees as you stroll through Carwinion Wood, with everything from old oaks to ferns inhabiting this natural beauty spot.

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  • falmouth castle beach

    Castle Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Castle Beach rests within the shadows of Pendennis Castle on the south coast of Falmouth, popular for its rock-pooling at low tide.

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  • Elemental UK Watersports

    ElementalUK Watersports

    Swanpool Beach House
    TR11 5BG

    01326 318771

    Take the plunge and enjoy adventures on land and sea with beach activity experts at Swanpool Beach.

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  • Enterprise Boats, Falmouth

    Enterprise Boats

    Prince of Wales Pier
    TR11 3DF

    01326 741194

    Unlock the unspoilt beauty of the Fal River as you float on by in a classic wooden ferry.

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  • Enys Gardens

    Enys Gardens

    Enys Gardens
    St Gluvias
    TR10 9LB

    0753 5151 057

    Visit this haven of beauty and tranquillity made up of stunning gardens and woodland just a few miles east of Penryn.

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  • Falmouth Art Gallery

    Falmouth Art Gallery

    Municipal Buildings
    The Moor
    TR11 2RT

    01326 313863

    Visitors can discover over 2,000 artworks as well as unique exhibitions and a shop showcasing the work of local artists.

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  • Falmouth Bookseller

    Falmouth Bookseller

    21 Church Street
    TR11 3EG

    01326 312873

    Retreat to this beautiful bookshop situated in the heart of the busy working port of Falmouth.

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