If you want to really feel the spirit of the Cornish coast choose luxury cottages in Falmouth. Shaped and influenced by the sea the town has a rich and fascinating maritime history which is combined with a modern vibe and is now a leading cultural and festival holiday destination offering visitors a very warm welcome.
The excellent beaches are perfect for families and water sport enthusiasts alike with lifeguard cover during the summer months, Swanpool Beach is particularly good for swimming. A visit to the Falmouth Lifeboat Station is highly recommended with volunteer guides who’ll give you a tour and tell you all about the history of the RNLI.
The town is well known for its deep natural harbour on the Fal Estuary and there is a regular ferry crossing to St Mawes on the opposite side of the bay. During the summer months boat trips are available to explore the estuaries and creeks and spot bird and marine life. For a great view climb the 111 steps of Jacobs Ladder to the Moor from Falmouth’s old town square and enjoy a panoramic vista of the town and harbour. There are lots of independent shops and boutiques as well as a plethora of cafes, pubs and restaurants to sample local food and drink including a traditional Cornish Cream Tea, a real treat. The weekly market is perfect to stock up on local produce especially if you’re self-catering and staying in luxury cottages by the sea in Falmouth.
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is an interactive experience with galleries and a flotilla of model boats. Pendennis Castle on nearby Pendennis Point is a very well preserved 16th century fortress built by Henry VIII and garden enthusiasts will be delighted with nearby Trebah Gardens, a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop.
Walkers can explore the challenging coastal path in either direction or do one of the many circular walks including beaches and creeks and of course the Falmouth Town Walk. Cyclists can enjoy a myriad of creekside paths, bridleways and quiet lanes just waiting to be explored.
There’s a lot going on and time it right to catch one of the many festivals and boating regattas. Check out our 5 star luxury cottages in Falmouth today, before they have gone.