Did you know...Falmouth has the world’s third largest natural harbour?
Falmouth is one of Cornwall’s most fascinating resorts, with a maritime history stretching back over four hundred years, one of the world’s largest natural harbours and more than its share of contemporary attractions. Falmouth prides itself on its four main sandy beaches, and each has something unique to offer.
Falmouth’s lively history continues to enthral its visitors, and the surrounding castles and sites bring its past to life for the young and old alike. Pendennis Castle was built by Henry VIII in 1545 and is open to the public for a fun and educational day out. The National Maritime Museum is also open throughout the year and is a great experience for the whole family. With the world’s third largest natural harbour – also the deepest in Europe – there is still plenty of activity centred around Falmouth’s port.
Falmouth operates a unique Park and Float service to relieve congestion in the town centre, so those travelling to and from the outskirts of town can take a ten minute ferry trip and receive discounts at many attractions as a reward! A number of ferry trips operate from Falmouth harbour throughout the summer months, each with slightly different sights and journey times.