Falmouth is home to four spectacular beaches, all within walking distance of The Royal Duchy Hotel! Gyllyngvase Beach one of the most popular beaches in Cornwall with Blue Flag status and RNLI Lifeguards across the summer months. Maenporth Beach, a stunning sandy cove with views across Falmouth Bay, jump on the coatal path to explore a little further. Swanpool Beach and Nature Reserve, a delightful swimming cove with adjoining Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve, excellent for watersports. Castle Beach, situated alongside Pendennis Point with views of Pendennis Castle, just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. At low tide each rock pool holds a hoard of wild treasure for you and your family to discover.
Praa Sands, between Helston and Penzance, and Kennack Sands on the Lizard peninsula both offer some good beach breakers for surfers, while the challenging conditions at Porthleven, near Penzance, put it on every experienced surfer’s must-see list.
The Falmouth area has great conditions for water sports, including sailings, kayaking and surfing. Big Blue Watersports on the Lizard offer lessons in windsurfing and kayaking for all age groups and abilities.
An award-winning museum with 15 galleries spread over five floors. These excellent exhibits bring to life the maritime history of or island nation, right up to the present day. There are lots of hands-on activities to try.
The area around Falmouth boasts some of the most beautiful gardens in the country, including the enchanting Trebah Gardens and the lovely Godolphin House and Garden near Helston. It is only a short journey to the world famous Eden Project, which is magnificent at any time of year.
With stunning views over the estuary, BF Adventure occupies a 60 acre site that hosts a massive range of adventure sports, including zip wire, rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, archery and coasteering.
Housed in a spectacular glass-roofed building on Pendennis Headland, there is a fully equipped fitness suite and fitness studio, and a spectacular leisure pool, which boasts a wave machine and 70 meter flume, with a shallow beach area for younger children.
140 species of animals, 650 birds, daily events, bird of prey displays, penguin feeding, indoor play areas and much more all add up to make Paradise Park, in Hayle near St Ives, a wonderful place for the whole family to visit.
Housing the largest rainforest in captivity and stunning plants the biomes at Eden are spectacular.
Just a short distance from the famous town centre and beaches of Newquay is their wonderful zoo. Animals include Lions and other big cats, Lemurs and Meerkats, lots of Monkeys, Red Pandas, Penguins and Zebra. A packed day of talks and feedings mean there's always something to see. Take the family to "run wild, explore and release your inner animal".