Even though Falmouth is the perfect place for a beach holiday in Cornwall, you can’t take a trip without visiting the town and harbour. Staying for a week in Falmouth meant that we had lots of time to explore all parts of the coastal town and I had the chance to revisit some familiar spots. As I talked all about Falmouth’s beaches here, I thought I’d share a bit about what we did when we weren’t at the beach (as well as some of the many photos I took in the town centre and harbour!)
On the days when it wasn’t so warm and we couldn’t sit on the beach, a wander through Falmouth was lovely. The town is filled with quaint gift shops and pretty cafés, all underneath the colourful bunting on every street. There’s no shortage of places to eat in Falmouth town centre, with a pub or restaurant never far away. We ate at Palacio Lounge one evening and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and tasty food.
A Cornish holiday wouldn’t be complete without fish and chips, and luckily Falmouth is home to some of the best in the country. Harbour Lights is an award winning fish and chip shop in the town centre and, having been before, I was reminded just how delicious the food is. It’s a must visit in Falmouth town and it’s hard to find fish and chips that taste as good as Harbour Lights’.
If we wanted a break from the hustle and bustle of the beaches, Falmouth Harbour was the place we’d go. Even though the area around the harbour is still busy, I found it peaceful being stood by the sea and taking photos of the boats. Around the harbour are plenty of places to eat and we chose The Shed for one of our meals. The menu was really varied and the tasty food could be complimented with one of the many cocktails from the bar. There’s no better way to end a meal than by watching the sun set over the harbour, so eating on the quayside is a must do in Falmouth.
So if you’re planning a trip to Falmouth, don’t forget to explore the town and harbour, as well as try some of the delicious food that’s on offer all over the town!