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Pendennis Headland - Sponsored by Falmouth and District Hotels Association

From 21 October 2011

Sponsored by Falmouth and District Hotels Association. Beaches, castles and maritime history steal the show on this leisurely walk around Falmouth.


From Custom House Quay head east towards the Maritime Museum along the road, cross the first mini roundabout and follow Bar Road past the entrance to the docks, under the railway bridge.

After crossing the roundabout you will start to climb Castle Drive and can enjoy the fantastic views across the harbour and into the active dockyard below.

A short distance after the docks you will find the entrance for Pendennis Castle.

Take some time to visit this prominent castle and enjoy its breathtaking views. Continuing along Castle Drive you will come to Pendennis Point where you can explore the headland and enjoy an ice cream.

From Pendennis Point you continue along Castle Drive until you reach a fork. Bear right and pick up Castle Hill which will take you back to the roundabout next to Falmouth Docks.

From the roundabout follow your original track back into town.

You can extend this walk by strolling down the sea front to Gyllyngvase Beach with its beachside cafe, golden sand and crystal clear waters.


2.5 miles and 1 to 2 hours.


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Pendennis Point from the air