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Our Favourite Fal River Picnic Spots!

From 1 August 2013

Our guide to what we think are the best picnic spots around the Fal River.

Whether it be a home made picnic or one delightfully made and dleivered for you by our good friends at Picnic Cornwall, finding the right spot to enjoy the river is a must.


We love a good picnic at Fal River and here is our guide to where we like to head too.

1. Malpas

A very quiet village at the upper reaches of the Fal River offering uninterrupted views of the beautiful woodland that surrounds the river. This is a great spot to enjoy a picnic with regular ferry services to Malpas from Falmouth and St Mawes.

2. St Mawes Beach

A beautiful but small beach that has fantastic views of St Mawes Quay and across the river to Place. This spot is a must to see the world go by, the St Mawes world this is... Classic ferries shuttling in and out and kayakers enjoying the water.

3. Turnaware Beach

A very secluded spot just on the top of the Carrick Roads. The beach has unspoilt views towards the mouth of the Fal River, Trelissick gardens and Restronguet Point. The beach can be accessed by car, but easier by boat or kayak in good weather.

4. Pendennis Point

The fortress of Falmouth. Pendennis castle sits right on the headland guarding the entrance to the Fal River, well at least it use too! Now a days its open to the public showcasing its unique history. Right on the tip of the headland is a great place to stop and have a picnic, there is good road access and ample amounts of parking.

5. Ruan Lanihorne

A remote spot far up the Fal River only accessible by boat at high water, but it is certainly worth it. Follow the creek up as far as you please and there is a great pontoon to stop on and enjoy your picnic.