2nd January 2019

Falmouth, Cornwall | The Spirit Of The Sea

Falmouth has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea. Combining a fascinating maritime heritage and modern creativity, Falmouth is building a name for itself as one of the South West’s leading cultural and festival destinations. Recently voted by The Sunday Times’ readers as the ‘best place to live’ in the UK, the Cornish town is riding a wave of popularity among domestic and inbound tourists alike. 

For hundreds of years, artists have been drawn to Cornwall, inspired by the light, the landscape and the people. Nowadays their work is known internationally, but you can still view their art in many galleries around the county including the Tate at St Ives and the Penlee Gallery in Penzance. Get creative closer to home with a wide range of art on our doorstep here in Falmouth. Find out more

With miles of coastal paths to walk and various boat trips to explore local creekside villages and gardens, you'll never get tired of the ever-changing view. Falmouth’s beaches are ideal for rock pooling, snorkelling or sailing on or perhaps you may wish to visit award-winning attractions. Find out more

Falmouth on the water boasts some of the UK’s best sailing waters, no trip the South West coast is complete without seeing the shores from the water. From sailing schools for all ages and abilities to Falmouth working boats, fishing boats and motorboats. Discover local marinas, day trips, water-sports along with Falmouth tides and local weather and more. Find out more

Falmouth hosts many of Cornwall’s most vibrant events, from Falmouth Week, Falmouth International Oyster Festival, Sea Shanty Festival and Falmouth Spring Festival. Each season hosts something to celebrate! Find out more

Falmouth is home to 4 spectacular beaches, offering a wide range of water sports and beach activities suitable for everyone. From SUP paddle boarding off Gyllyngvase Beach to rock pooling on Castle Beach, there is plenty of exploring to do around Falmouth’s unique coastline. Find out more

Falmouth has a fascinating mix of independent retailers nestled alongside high street names. A bustling centre with a charming mix of specialist shops, professional services, galleries and marine businesses. Find out more

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