Things to do in Falmouth
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Falmouth Activities & Things To Do
If you want to be by the sea for your hen/stag party or group getaway, then you can’t find a much better UK destination that Cornwall’s Falmouth. With five beaches, the River Fal and the town’s famous harbour, you have your pick of the perfect sunbathing spots. There are also tons of watersporting activities on offer as well as historical castles, beautiful gardens and quaint harbourside pubs to relax in.
Getting to Falmouth
Falmouth is served by the M4, M5 and M6 motorways, making it easy to access the town by car. The A30 and A38 also feature dual carriageways, making to easy to get around the areas.
If you are planning to access Falmouth by train, you will be pleased to know that there are three different train stations which provide access to the town – Penmere train station, Falmouth town train station and Falmouth Docks train station. These are served by First Great West and Cross Country Trains and provide access from a number of destinations including London Paddington, the Cotswolds, the Midlands, the North and Scotland.
As well as train and car access, National Express also provide a coach service to Falmouth from Bristol, Birmingham and London and nearby Newquay Cornwall Airport provides a number of links to many UK and international cities.
What’s on & when to go?
Being a coastal area, the best time to visit Falmouth is in the summer when it is the warmest and visitors can enjoy the harbour, river and beaches to their full potential.
This is also when many of the area’s biggest events are held. These include Falmouth International Se Shanty Festival in June, which is one of the biggest maritime music concerts in the whole of Europe. Falmouth Week, based around sailing competitions, also takes place in August, as does the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.
However, if you don’t want to visit the area in peak season, there are also other events going on throughout the year. These include Falmouth Spring Festival in March, which celebrates the areas gorgeous coastlines and gardens and Falmouth Oyster Festival in October, which recognises the quality and diversity of Cornish seafood.
As you can imagine, being famous for its harbour and beaches, many of the activities on offer in Falmouth are water-based. These include rock pooling, snorkelling and sailing on the towns five beaches, as well as boat trips around the area. There are also miles of coastal path which provide great walking and biking opportunities and many gardens to be explored. This includes Carwinion Garden, which is said to contain ‘most spectacular collection of bamboo in the country’.
Also on offer is Falmouth Aquarium, a new three-storey facility where you will be able to see creatures such as seahorses, eels and frogfish. The famous Pendennis Castle and St. Mawes Castle can also be explored and you won’t want to miss out on a trip to the National Maritime Museum, which contains 15 galleries over five floors.
If you are looking to sample some of Cornwall’s finest own produce, then look no further than Hunkydory – a town centre restaurant which uses all local produce and also serves ales that have been brewed in the next town.
Those who fancy something a bit more exotic however may want to try Nepalese Gurkha Cuisine, which provides the best Nepalese and Indian cuisine in the town. There is also Da Vinci Italian Restaurant for visitors looking for some traditional pizza and pasta and a lively atmosphere while those who prefer fine food and wine should head to Mediterranean –inspired eatery Dine Under.
When it comes to nightlife, you can find many quaint pubs in Falmouth, such as The Quayside Inn on, which has great sea food, traditional ales and tasty food. The Waterfront Winebar also has terrific views on the harbour and is very popular at night, whilst restaurant and cocktail bar Shed perfect for a cheeky drink.
Those who are after something a bit livelier should head to Market Street’s Mango’s, a club which has themed nights and is perfect for all ages. Nearby Truro also has the renowned L2 Nightclub which attracts the world’s most famous DJ’s, as well as five bars over four rooms. Whilst, Truro’s Nightjar is great for those who enjoy live music whilst they drink.