It’s been a little while since I’ve posted on here, mainly because July turned out to be the busiest month! Luckily, the month ended with a holiday to Falmouth in Cornwall, one of my favourite places to visit in this country. Falmouth is somewhere I’d been to a few times before with my family, so I wanted to take my boyfriend in the hope he’d love it as much as I do.
As we had a few hot days whilst we were there, we made the most of Falmouth’s stunning beaches and coastal views. I thought I’d share my thoughts on three beaches in and around Falmouth, all definitely worth a visit if you’re planning a trip to this beautiful part of Cornwall.
Swanpool was the beach closest to where we were staying in Falmouth and what a brilliant beach it was to have close by! It’s quite a stoney beach which makes it lovely for an evening walk, and in the evenings we found it was usually quite quiet too. During the day, the beach cafe was open and we tried out a few of the delicious, quirky ice creams they had on offer – perfect on a hot, sunny day. Overlooking the beach is Hooked On The Rocks, a restaurant with amazing views over Swanpool which I’d definitely recommend if you’re a fan of seafood (or want a huge portion of fish and chips!)
This is Falmouth’s larger beach and is walk-able from the town centre, perfect if you want to bring fish and chips or a Cornish pasty onto the beach. Gyllyngvase is more sandy than Swanpool, so it’s great if you want to spend the whole day lying on the beach. There are lifeguards on the beach so a paddle or swim in the sea is a must on a hot day, or even a paddle board if you’re feeling brave! Gylly beach has a cafe too which doubles as a restaurant in the evening and the views are perfect for an evening meal.
Maenporth brings back lots of happy memories from my childhood, so spending a few days on this beach was nostalgic for me. I love a sandy beach like Maenporth and, with it being a couple of minutes drive from Falmouth, it’s ideal if you want to get away from the main crowds. Maenporth is a quiet beach with beautiful views and I think it was our favourite beach out of the three. Just across the road from Maenporth beach is The Cove restaurant and, though it’s a bit pricey, the food does not disappoint and is some of the best I’ve tasted!
If you’re planning a trip to Falmouth, I’d recommend a trip to all three of these beaches, as well as a taste of some of the food the surrounding restaurants and cafes have to offer!