Falmouth is Cornwall's leading South Coast Resort and home to the
county's maritime heritage. Here you will find sandy golden beaches,
spectacular scenery, specialist shops from local art to antiques
and exceptional sailing in Carrick Roads and the Fal Estuary.
Falmouth's natural harbour is the third deepest in the world.
It provides a picturesque background to the busy main street that
runs under various names from Greenbank to Grove Place. Unsurpassed
views of Flushing, Falmouth Bay and beyond, can be glimpsed between
the buildings, or from the opes and walkways meandering through
In the main street you will find a charming mix of shops from individual
specialist outlets to well known high street names. Falmouth's abundance
of cafes, restaurants and hotels offer a selection of world-wide
cuisine and traditional Cornish food. You can indulge in the delights
of a Cornish cream tea, taste locally caught seafood, traditionally
made ice cream, locally farmed organic produce and don't forget
the famous Cornish Pasty.
Sight seeing in the Falmouth area could not be easier - climb aboard
one of the many pleasure boats and passenger ferries which ply the
local waters to St Mawes, Flushing, Smugglers Cottage at Tolverne,
Truro and the Helford Passage. For those who like terra firma, an
open top bus travels continuously in season linking the town beaches
Falmouth is committed to improving access for disabled visitors.
You will find induction hearing loops in attractions in Falmouth
and in facilities throughout the town. A Shopmobility scheme operates
in Falmouth - details from the Tourist Information Centre. New for
2005- the sand chair, an all - terrain and beach wheelchair - developed
to enable people with disabilities and the elderly to come into
closer contact with nature. This is an ideal way to enjoy access
to the beach - available from Falmouth Beach Cafe, details or 01326
People have always been passionate about Falmouth. The recently
launched 'Take Pride in Falmouth' is an ongoing all-encompassing
initiative that encourages and expects everybody who lives, works
or visits Falmouth to make the town a clean and safe place. For
further details see www.falmouth.co.uk.
Wherever we go and whatever we do, we have some impact and leave
some impression on the environment. By making positive choices during
your visit you can help to look after this special area, ensuring
that it retains its character for your next visit.