There is so much to do in Falmouth and the surrounding area, from coastal walks and boat trips to wandering through the buzzing town and finding cool shops, interesting art galleries and tasty eateries.
Take a trip from Customs House Quay, or Prince of Wales Pier, across to St Mawes. This 20-minute ferry trip is a beautiful way to see the harbour and Carrick Roads. Watch the hustle and bustle of ships and sailing boats as you cruise across to the pretty town of St Mawes. If you like walking there is a lovely coastal walk to the charming Church at St Just in Roseland.
(Captain's House guests have a discount on the Ferry as we are Fal River partners).
Situated on the edge of Events Square this fascinating museum is the place to discover everything nautical. From maritime history to trying your hand out on a sailing boat, or discovering more about the amazing work of the RNLI, you can easily while away many hours in this maritime treasure house. The design of the building adds to the enjoyment with great views of the harbour from the lookout tower and a unique watery view beneath the sea in the tidal zone. The best bit is that your ticket lasts a year so you can visit more than once during your stay.
3. Gyllngvase Beach
Just a ten-minute walk from the Captain's House is this popular sandy beach.
Impossible to spell! The name is from the Cornish An Gilen Vas meaning the shallow inlet. It is Falmouth's largest beach from which are great views out to sea and across to Pendennis Head to the east and Lizard Peninsula to the west. At low tide you can walk across the arc shaped sandy bay onto the rocks. It's then hard to resist visiting the Gylly Beach Café for some refreshment and stunning beach views.
Just behind the beach is the tropical Queen Mary Gardens, which are also worth a visit while down at the beach.