Cornwall is famed for its quaint little seaside towns and one of my favourites is Falmouth. It has the third largest natural harbour in the world and with the town located right next to the water, you are never far from a gorgeous sea view. Here are my top 5 recommendations for things to see and do in Falmouth.
- Have a pasty. As you walk down Falmouth’s quaint streets, you’ll notice that there are no shortage of glowing shop windows displaying fresh golden pasties. Nothing beats a proper Cornish pasty, especially when you are ravenous! They are hearty food at its finest.
2. Go shopping. A large proportion of Falmouth’s high street comprises of boutique stores – from quirky vintage shops to art galleries. There’s also a plethora of artisan vendors selling locally produced Cornish products, which make perfect gifts to bring back from your travels.
3. Maritime museum. With its busy docklands and thriving boat culture it’s not hard to spot that Falmouth has a strong maritime heritage. It’s a huge hotspot for sailing, fishing and diving but for those who don’t want to get their feet wet, there’s always the Maritime Museum to check out.
4. Go to the beach. If you’re not already sold on Falmouth, it has something else up its sleeve…its stunning beaches. Just a stone’s throw from the town is the golden sanded Gylly Beach where people come to swim, surf or sprawl out on the sand. There are few things better than a sea view and there are a whole host of seafront hotels and restaurants located nearby.
5.Pendennis Castle. Said to be one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses, Pendennis Castle is a great destination for history-lovers.
Falmouth is a place that has got it all – stunning beaches, high-end restaurants and quirky shops. It’s a truly quaint and relaxing place that tends to be a bit less busy than some of the other Cornish towns that attract in droves of tourists. If you are planning a Cornwall mini-break then Falmouth is well worth considering – on a sunny day it’s pretty hard to beat!