Falmouth Holiday Cottages
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 those on family-friendly Falmouth holidays. Guests of the self-catering Falmouth holiday cottages available from Blue Chip Holidays will find themselves face to face with sparkling seaside, captivating tales and bustling shops.
- Falmouth Port is increasingly favoured by cruise ships
- Falmouth Oyster Festival is held during October and attracts many visitors
- Falmouth has two defensive castles
Falmouth Tourist Information
Falmouth’s lively history continues to enthral those who choose Falmouth holidays, 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.
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Beach Holidays in Falmouth
No Falmouth holiday is complete without a day on one of its four impressive beaches. Castle Beach and Gyllngvase Beach are within fifteen minutes walking distance from Falmouth town centre. Gyllngvase Beach holds a Blue Flag Award, and its sand, facilities and lifeguards make it perfect for family days by the sea. If you’re looking for some amusement during your day at the shore, Swanpool Beach has a crazy golf course, a children’s play area and many watersports – so everyone will find something to entertain.
Dog Friendly Holidays in Falmouth
Blue Chip Holidays’ portfolio includes a range of dog friendly Falmouth holiday cottages, and there is plenty to do in the area that can include your family pet! Falmouth’s main beaches do enforce seasonal dog bans, but there are plenty of rural walks and scenic trails that are ideal for roaming with your pet. Choose from easy strolls to lengthy walks along the breathtaking coast. Dogs are welcome to Pendennis Castle but must be kept on leads.
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Eating Out in Falmouth
When it comes to eating out in Falmouth – King Arthur’s Meadery is a must! This themed restaurant will delight the whole family, with its own meadery chef, the opportunity to eat at a round table and king-sized portions, this culinary experience lies five minutes from Falmouth in the quaint village of Budock Water. When it comes to dining during Falmouth Holidays, other highlights include the Pea Souk vegetarian cafe, The Pandora Inn, with three bars in one traditional building overlooking the river for romantic nights out, and The Flying Fish restaurant holds an AA Rosette with striking sea views from its roof terrace.