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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  • Falmouth Golf Club

    Falmouth Golf Club

    Falmouth Golf Club
    Swanpool Road
    TR11 5PR

    01326 314296

    Delighting and challenging golfers since 1984, this coastal course is a must-see for visiting players.

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  • Falmouth lifeboat on Customs House Quay

    Falmouth Lifeboat Station

    Tinners Walk, Port Pendennis, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XZ


    Climb aboard a Falmouth Lifeboat and find out about the challenges of rescue operations in Cornwall.

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  • Falmouth Pitch and Putt

    Goldenbank Caravan Site
    TR11 5BH

    01326 317954

    For family fun in the countryside, head to Falmouth Pitch and Putt nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Maenporth and Swanpool.

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  • Falmouth River Watersports

    Falmouth River Watersports
    Mylor Yacht Harbour
    TR11 5UF

    07706 652603

    A safe and friendly centre where visitors can try their hand at popular watersports on a sheltered estuary.

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  • Falmouth Seafront Promenade

    Falmouth Seafront Promenade

    The Docks
    TR11 4NR

    Head to Falmouth’s seafront where visitors can access local points of interest, shops and eateries, all while taking in sea views.

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  • Flambards Theme Park

    Flambards Theme Park

    Clodgey Ln
    TR13 0QA

    01326 573404

    Flambards Theme Park is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family day out with its fun mix of rides, indoor attractions and entertainment. From thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Flambards.

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  • Glendurgan Garden

    Mawnan Smith
    TR11 5JZ

    01326 252020

    A fantastic family-friendly garden, surrounded by natural beauty and complete with the Cherry Laurel Maze and Giant Stride’s Swing.

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  • Grebe Beach

    Mawnan Smith
    TR11 5JR

    Walk through woodland to access this secluded beach with stunning views of the Helford River.

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  • Gyllyngvase Beach

    Gyllyngvase Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Wheelchair Accessible

    As Falmouth’s largest sandy beach and Blue Flag recipient, Gyllyngvase Beach is the perfect fun day out and great location for water sports, coastal walks and hours of relaxation.

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    Mylor Boat Hire

    Mylor Yacht Harbour
    Mylor Churchtown
    TR11 5UF

    01326 377745

    Take to the seas on a boat or try your hand at kayaking at this boat hire centre located in Falmouth.

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