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Falmouth is a unique and special place. It has the world’s third largest natural deep-water harbour and is the country’s first and last port. Its perimeters comprise areas of outstanding natural beauty including the Helford and Fal rivers, and the Roseland peninsula, all of which can be enjoyed by the South West Coast Path.

A big feature of Falmouth is its beaches…
Gyllyngvase, the most popular beach and has Blue Flag status.
Swanpool, a lovely cove adjoining Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve and perfect for watersport activities.
Castle, situated between Gyllyngvase and Pendennis point.
Maenporth, a beautiful large sandy beach approximately two miles from Falmouth towards the Helford river.
Rosemullion, a small quieter beach located just a mile further along from Maenporth.

Falmouth also has lovely gardens, both in the town and just outside… 
Gyllyngdune, created in 1907 and situated with Falmouth Princess Pavilion and bandstand.
Fox Rosehill, peaceful sub-tropical garden created by the Fox family who gave part of the garden for public enjoyment at the end of WWII.
Queen Mary, relaxing gardens located directly behind Gyllyngvase beach.
Kimberley Park, pre-dating 1877 and named after the Earl of Kimberley, home to many ornamental trees and formal bedding areas.
Outside of Falmouth, you’ll also find the larger gardens of Trelissick, Glendurgan, and Trebar.

Falmouth is host to many of Cornwall’s most popular events including… 
Falmouth Week, the largest sailing regatta in the South West with over 200 yachts racing over eight days and a lively programme of shoreside events.
Pendennis Cup, dramatic regatta where modern and classic superyachts race each other.
Falmouth Oyster Festival, celebrating the start of the oyster dredging season along with the diversity and quality of Cornish seafood.
Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival, one of the biggest maritime music concerts anywhere in Europe.
There’s also the beer festival, the spring flower festival and the activity-based ZestiFal festival.

There also a huge selection of attractions to visit, both in and around Falmouth and across the county…
National Maritime Museum, award-winning museum illustrating the past, present and future of our island nation.
Falmouth Art Gallery, leading small gallery with lively exhibitions and workshops.
Pendennis Castle, Cornwall’s largest fortress.
There’s also the impressive and iconic attractions of Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, St Michael’s Mount, Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, Land’s End, Tintagel Castle and so much more…

You’ll find lots more information at Visit Cornwall