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8 Things to do in 8 hours in Falmouth.

8 Things to do in 8 hours in Falmouth.

Falmouth, a town known for its beautiful beaches and stunning views of the Falmouth Estuary. A Cornish town worth visiting all year around!

Here is our guide to packing in the best of what Falmouth has got to offer all into one day!

1 . Gylly Beach

Its 9am so why not start your day with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Gyllyngvase beach! If you’re wanting to splash about, learn to paddle board or even just relax, Gylly beach is the place for you!

Home to WeSUP, one of Cornwall’s first (and best) paddle boarding centres the beach is the perfect place to learn a new skill! They offer group lessons, private lessons and equipment hire! Click here for their website!

Why not stay near Gylly Beach in this 5* cottage with a hot tub! Click here!

2. Breakfast

Fill your hunger after an active morning of paddle boarding and splashing about with breakfast at Gylly beach café! Located directly on the beach it’s the perfect place to grab a bite and re-fuel for the day ahead! Take a look at their menu by clicking here!

3. Splash that cash

After breakfast treat yourself and head into Falmouth town for some holiday shopping in some of the most beautiful independent retailers in Cornwall! Nestled along the high street Falmouth has everything from zero waste shops to charming gift boutiques! We’ve listed just a few of our favourites below:

  1. Un- Wrap 
  2. Willow and Stone 
  3. Bean hive by the sea 
  4. Falmouth Bookseller 
  5. Botanical Aterlier 
  6. Beerwolf books and beer
  7. Rolys Fudge shop

4. Trebah gardens.

Comprised of 25 acres of subtropical paradise, Trebah gardens is one part of Falmouth you really can’t miss! The gorgeous ravine is located on the Helford River and descends onto its very own private beach, one that was used in WW2 as an embarkation point for US soldiers! The gardens are open all year around but perfect for a visit in September when temperatures aren’t too high and the garden is at full bloom, bustling with wildlife!

The Boathouse café, located on the beach is also the perfect place to stop for an ice-cream before heading on with your day!

Click here to book your tickets!

5. Whats more Cornish than a Cornish pasty?

It’s only right if you’re in Cornwall to grab yourself a pasty for to fix that lunchtime hunger! Whether you’re after a classic steak pasty or an alternative sweat potato and feta pasty, The Cornish Bakery on Arwenack St is the place to get one from. The freshly baked buttery pastries are made throughout the day and without doubt one of the best in Cornwall! Click here to view their website.

6. Falmouth Docks to Pendennis

Walk around the top of the docks and watch the working harbour pass you by!

Start off in the centre of Falmouth and head toward the National Maritime Museum. Take yourself round and up past the docks and onto wooded paths of Pendennis Point. You can stop for a break or head on up to Pendennis castle, the 16th century castle built by Henry VII! (You can book your tickets by clicking here! )

Or keep on the walking round and follow the seafront back to Gylly or even the coastal paths to Swanpool and Maenporth.


7. Dinner

Stop for dinner in one of the lovely independent restaurants based right in the centre of Falmouth! Theres something to fill all of your cravings! From fresh seafood to Caribbean to sushi. Falmouth really does have it all. Take a look at the list below for just some of our favourites!

  1. Harbor View 
  2. Star and Garter 
  3. Meat counter 
  4. Cribs 
  5. Amanzi
  6. Penny come quick 
  7. Restaurant four 


8. Wind down with a drink or two

After dinner before ending your day take a stole through town and head on down to one of our favourite evening drinking spots. Located over looking the harbour you have Chain Locker, The Stable and Quay side Inn. All three are perfect for an evening tipple and a fresh evening breeze!


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