Falmouth Beaches

Falmouth Beaches - Swanpool

Swanpool – Falmouth Beaches –

A Listing of Falmouth Beaches

Falmouth with its harbour, docks, sailing activities, Tallships races, Oyster Festivals, river rips, to Truro and castle twinned with St Mawes is not immediately associated with beaches. However, Falmouth and the immediate area have some wonderful beaches and we have listed them below. The Coastal path will take you past the beaches as you walk from Falmouth to the Helford river.

The Falmouth beaches starting at Castle beach is great for rock pooling, Gyllyngvase Beach is popular with bodyboarders and windsurfers. Follow the coast path round to Swanpool beach with the wildlife reserve centred around the lagoon on the other side of the road. Then on to Maenporth along the coast path offering great views of Falmouth bay past the Home Guard memorial.

In the other direction, you can take the Flushing Ferry from Prince of Wales Pier and walk around to Flushing Beach with its views over to Falmouth Docks, St Mawes and St Anthony lighthouse.

Swanpool beach nature reserve is an SSI.


  • Swanpool Beach Swanpool Beach - Swanpool Beach An East facing the sheltered beach. There is level access to the beach via an adjacent car park across the road. A popular beach with visitors and locals. Kayak and SUP board hire is usually available.  The beach offers a great view of Falmouth Bay and you will often see large tankers and […]
  • Maenporth Beach Maenporth Beach Falmouth - Maenporth Beach This is an attractive East-facing beach of sand, set between small headlands, which give good shelter. The beach gently slopes and has shallow water which is great for children. Parking is right on the beach, £4.00per day. Disabled Access. Seasonal Dog Ban. Beach cafe and shop selling snacks, drinks, ice creams, buckets and […]
  • Gyllyngvase Beach Gyllyngvase Beach – Falmouth’s largest beach - Gyllyngvase Beach BLUE FLAG AWARD Falmouth’s largest beach. A fine crescent of sand popular with families. Disabled Access. Seasonal Dog Ban. Blue Flag Award. Gyllyngvase Beach has a sand chair to enable access to the beach and the water for visitors with mobility problems. The sand chair needs to be hired in advance. The chair […]
  • Flushing Beach Flushing Beach Falmouth - Flushing Beach Flushing beach is on both sides of the Kiln Quay that you see in the image above by Tim Green.  Small areas of fine sand with scenic views across the water to Falmouth. To get to the beach, drive right through the village of Flushing and park by the roadside. Limited parking. Flushing […]
  • Durgan Beach Durgan Beach Falmouth – National Trust below Glendurgan Gardens - Durgan Beach There are two beaches that tend to be called the generic name of Durgan. Both are small shingle and pebble beaches, one reached by a steep path (known locally as Greeb), the other with easier access from the village. Parking is at the top of the hill in a National Trust car park […]
  • Castle Beach Falmouth Castle Beach Falmouth – Wonderful Rock Pools at Low water. - Castle Beach Castle beach has a limited shingle beach at high tide but plenty of interesting rock pools to be found at low tide. Parking on the main road, with a sloping flat access path plus a few steps down to the beach. Thebeach is very popular offshore with SUP boarders from the adjoining Gyllingvase […]

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