Falmouth has some beautiful Beaches.
Falmouth has 4 main beaches; Castle beach, Gyllynvase beach, Swanpool and Maenporth.Gyllynvase Beach
The Big one: Gylly beach is predominantly a family beach with professional lifeguards in busy periods. It’s located just down from Castle beach, 10 minutes walk from town and 3/4 minutes walk from Highcliffe. Walk down De Pass road opposite the house and take a right down Cliff Road . It has a 160 space car park 100 yards from the beach if you don’t fancy the walk with your beach gear. Check out www.surfinggenie.com for more information on Gylly’s surf offering. Novice surfers can catch a wave most days. There’s a beach volley ball net during the summer and the annual lifesaving championships take place in July each year.
It’s one of Britain ‘s few blue flag beaches and houses Gylly café – go to eating out for more information – which just lifts it to cool beach status. It’s a really comfy, easy beach and we love it.Castle Beach
The local one: A great family beach loved by the locals due to the fantastic rock pools that appear at low tide offering great crabbing opportunities, the kids love it. It’s located on the cliff road toward the Castle just opposite The Royal Duchy Hotel. It’s about a 5 minute walk from Highcliffe. Beautiful sunsets and a fantastic beach café make this a spot to head for. We know the owners, Jane & Steve, of the café very well as they own Tregenna Guest House 3 doors up from us. Mention you are staying at Highcliffe and the service will be even better than it usually is.
The Sporty one: Swanpool is a good all weathers swimming beach and is the home of Elemental watersports centre www.elementaluk.com so there’s lots going on here. The little outdoor café open all year round has quirky ice creams and friendly staff. There are beach huts, a bouncy castle from May to September, crazy golf and a good sized car park. Course there’s the Swan pool where you can feed the birds and watch the wanna be yachties sailing their model boats. A coffee, beer or bite to eat at Indaba is also easy here as it’s located just above the beach, go to Eating Out.
The sandy one: A little cove on the left for shelter and a cute little café for ice cream. It has a small car park which can get busy so get there early. The Cove restaurant is here if you are feeling flush, for lunch after a dip in the sea. A pretty little drive gets you there and it’s small and cute when you arrive.