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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  • National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    TR11 3QY

    01326 313388

    With a wide range of interesting exhibitions and events, the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is a fascinating, harbourside destination, perfect for the whole family.

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  • Pendennis Castle

    Castle Dr
    TR11 4LP

    01326 316594

    Built by Henry VIII in the 14th century, Pendennis Castle is a magnificent fortress managed by English Heritage, overlooking stunning coastal views and open all-year-round for tours.

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  • man at museum

    Penryn Museum

    Higher Market St
    TR10 8LT


    A museum set in an old market hall dating back to 1570 with a collection of toys, tools, art and ancient pottery on display.

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  • people at the cinema

    Phoenix Cinema

    11 Berkeley Vale
    TR11 3PL


    An independent cinema in Falmouth set in a historic building and offering luxury cinema experiences.

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  • Rosemullion Head, Falmouth
    Image Credits: Tim Green - CC BY 2.0

    Rosemullion Head

    S W Coast Path
    United Kingdom
    TR11 5HW

    A moderate walk of just under four miles with some steep hills and plenty of wildlife to spot year-round.

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  • Star Glazers

    Star Glazers

    17 High St
    TR11 2AB


    A relaxed café in Falmouth where adults and children alike can get creative and learn how to paint, stencil and stamp pottery.

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  • swanpool beach, cornwall

    Swanpool Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    A stunning sand and shingle beach on the coast of Falmouth, in an area abundant in stunning cliff-top walking paths.

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  • Swanvale Nature Reserve

    Swanvale Nature Reserve

    Silverdale Road
    TR11 4HP

    01872 273939

    Swanvale Nature Reserve is a wooded conservation area near Falmouth, home to a wide variety of animals and birds and the beautiful Swanpool lake.

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  • The Cornish Bakery, Feature

    The Cornish Bakery

    7 Arwenack St
    TR11 3HZ

    01326 211846

    Come and eat in or take out delicious pastries from The Cornish Bakery in Falmouth. This welcoming eatery offers up classic Cornish pasties alongside other pastries boasting mouthwatering and unique flavours.

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  • Trebah Garden

    Trebah Gardens

    Trebah Garden Trust
    Mawnan Smith
    TR11 5JZ

    01326 252200

    A beautiful setting of exotic plants and wildlife, surrounded by enchanting woodlands and captivating Cornish coast.

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