Our guide to Falmouth

Falmouth was voted as the No1 place to live in the UK in 2017 by the readers of the Sunday Times. It is the perfect location for so many people as it offers a wonderful array of lifestyle activities combined with an excellent range of facilities that includes a large selection of superb shops, pubs, restaurants and beachside cafes.

The stunning beaches of Swanpool and Maenporth are excellent family friendly, sandy beaches, and each being great for swimming or paddle boarding alike. The area, in general, offers many opportunities for water sports enthusiasts as well as sailing, due to the many world-class facilities that are on offer between Falmouth Bay and the nearby Helford River and Carrick Roads. The South West Coast Path offers mile upon mile of spectacular walks and numerous places from which to enjoy the areas amazing vistas, as well as creating links between the beaches around Falmouth Bay. There are a range of marinas in Falmouth and also just around the headland at Mylor, which offers exceptional boating and dining facilities. The Roseland Peninsula is also easily accessed, via the King Harry Ferry for cars or a foot ferry direct to St Mawes from one of the piers in the town, the Hotel Tresanton and Idle Rocks being favourites for fine dining.

If you’d like to know more about the Roseland Peninsula you can see our area guide here>




Superyacht spotting in Falmouth.


We speak with joint managing director Mike Carr from Pendennis shipyard to find out all about the luxury superyachts company based in Falmouth >

VISIT Mylor Yacht Harbour.


As popular with sailors as it is with foodies, this hidden Cornish gem lies tucked between tree-lined shores in a nook of the River Fal, secluded and tranquil, yet a short hop across the water to the bustle of the Port of Falmouth and surrounded by glorious coast, coves, inlets and beaches. It’s a great place to explore by boat or on foot and the perfect spot to enjoy a drink soaking up the view.


The town of Falmouth, nestled on the south coast of Cornwall, has been voted in 2017 as the best place to live in the UK by readers of the Sunday Times. This impressive accolade was achieved almost simultaneously with Falmouth University being crowned the 6th best in the country, and the best in the South West. Read more about it in our blog here >


The festival brings together a blend of esteemed local chefs, hardworking oyster fishermen, food and drink enthusiasts and an eclectic mix of musicians, all in celebration of the start of Falmouth’s unique oyster fishery season. Read more about it here >

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