Let’s start with the biggest beach in Falmouth and Blue Flag holder, Gyllyngvase Beach. Yes you’d be forgiven for taking a couple of attempts to pronounce the name of this one but peculiar title aside it’s gorgeous. This curving expanse of sand is a firm favourite with families enjoying beach holidays in Falmouth, as it has easy access and a seasonal dog ban.
The beach is a ten minute walk from the centre of Falmouth and the award-winning café that overlooks it is a lovely spot to enjoy fresh seafood while you listen to the latest acoustic act serenading diners. Low tide at Gyllyngvase Beach reveals hundreds of rock pools teeming with shrimps and other creatures just waiting to be discovered by children. You may even find a lobster or two nearer the edge of the reef.
You’ll find a car park just one hundred yards from the sand, and this beach benefits from lifeguard cover during the summer. It’s possible to walk along the South West Coast Path from Gyllyngvase Beach to Swanpool Beach and Nature Reserve. This walk should take around fifteen minutes and it’s a nice way to see some of the surrounding coastline during a stay in Falmouth.
Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth TR11 4NA