16th June 2022
Spending summer in Falmouth?
We love Falmouth in the summer, and with Cornwall being ‘back to normal’ this year, there is simply nowhere better to be when the sun is shining. We’ve put together some of our top ideas for things to do when visiting us in Falmouth this summer:
Walk the South West Coast Path
The South West Coast Path is a 630 mile long National Trail starting in Minehead, Somerset and finishing in Poole, Dorset.The Coast Path is just under a mile from The Royal Duchy Hotel. It is well known as one of the best walks in the world.
Falmouth Week is one of the greatest events in the Falmouth calendar. Held between 5th - 14th August, it’s the second largest regatta in the UK with around 250 yachts racing and a lively shoreside programme of daytime and evening entertainment including live music, culminating in a firework display. It is a really great time to visit Falmouth and get into the celebratory spirit!
Discover the world’s largest maritime museum
With 15 galleries over five floors, The National Maritime Museum offers visitors the chance to explore the influence the sea has had on our history and culture. This summer kids can also enjoy Pirate School where they can learn the facts and fictions behind real pirate characters.
Boat Trip to St Mawes
Catch the ferry to St Mawes and enjoy a day exploring this quaint town full of unique boutiques and lovely restaurants overlooking the water. Perfect for an afternoon in the sunshine and perhaps a look at the historic St Mawes Castle built by Henry VIII circa 1540.
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!
Go beach hopping
With mesmerising turquoise waters and unspoilt stretches of sandy shore, the beaches that characterise Cornwall’s coastline rival those of the South of France and the Greek Islands. In Falmouth alone you’re spoilt for choice: the rock-pooling paradise of Castle Beach is mere steps from the Duchy, and the popular crescent-shaped Gyllyngvase Beach is just beyond. If you’re seeking somewhere more secluded, a gentle two-mile stroll along the South West Coast Path will lead you to beautiful Maenporth Beach.
Visit Trebah Garden
Trebah Garden is a beautiful sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. The 24 acre gardens boast four miles of footpaths that take you through giant gunnera and bamboo forests, as well as secret lakes before ending at the garden’s very own private beach. Hydrangeas line the pathways full of colourful lilacs, pinks and whites – perfect for spring.
As you can see, there really is something for everyone and with up to 25% off breaks until the end of August, there is no where better to stay this summer than The Royal Duchy Hotel. Join us for Room and Breakfast from £114 per person per night. Find out more and book now.