Picture a holiday in Cornwall, and it’s bound to be a vision of buckets and spades, gently lapping waves, and beachside fun. There are over 300 beaches in Cornwall to explore. Secret shingle coves without a soul to be seen, or family favourites with great access and famously sandy shores. And everything in between.
With three beaches to choose from in Falmouth, and innumerable other spots nearby to lay down a blanket, you’re spoilt for choice in our pocket of Cornwall.
At first light on Gyllyngvase Beach, you’ll see swimmers of all ages taking to the water before work or school, the bravest of the bunch swimming all year round, even in the winter! Gyllyngvase Beach offers safety in the water with an RNLI lifeguard during the summer months.
For a peaceful dip within walking distance from your holiday home in Falmouth, the little coves to the left of Castle Beach are perfection, facing south to allow you to bask in sunlight after you exit the water.
Swanpool beach is famous for its beachside café and white sand. With a nature reserve close by, minigolf, and sit on top kayak rental, there’s plenty to do on a beach day in Swanpool.
Most of the beaches in the Helford River are dog-friendly all year round. We’ve got plenty of holiday cottages near the beach in the Falmouth and Helford River Area.
Explore our exclusive collection of cottages near the beach in the Falmouth and Helford River area.