9th April 2021

A Cornishman's Guide to Summer

Soak up the sunshine in Falmouth.

[1] Falmouth Week 

Falmouth Week has grown into the largest sailing regatta in the south-west with more than 450 yachts racing between Friday 6th August and Sunday 15th August along with a lively programme of shoreside events which includes a marching carnival and firework display. Overlooking the third deepest natural harbour in the world and surrounded by plenty of picturesque beauty, Falmouth’s amphitheatre-like setting is the ideal locale for visitors to enjoy the spectacle.

[2] Explore the seaside caves during a kayak tour 

Join Gylly Adventures and explore caves, gullies, glide over submerged reefs and investigate mysterious shipwrecks during Falmouth’s best kayak tour. Starting from Gyllyngvase beach, you'll take a steady trip around Pennance Point towards Maenporth Beach where you stop for a quick ice-cream. Plus, if you're lucky there’s the possibility of being joined by seals and even dolphins!

[3] Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival 

Join us in Falmouth 11th - 13th June for one of the largest free nautical music and song festivals anywhere! Falmouth plays host over the weekend to a large number of sea shanty groups from across the world and performances take place in a variety of locations throughout the town. From cosy pubs to professionally engineered main stages, street corners to parish churches we have them all!

*Now a vurtual event [2021]

[4] Take in a performance at the Minack Theatre 

Head to the open-air theatre at Porthcurno constructed above a gully with a rocky granite outcrop jutting into the sea and enjoy a pre-packed Royal Duchy picnic. Thousands visit every year, either to admire this architectural masterpiece and enjoy the incredible panoramic views or to watch ones of the many shoes and performances that take place throughout the season. [Open from 12th April. First performance 17th May.]