Location and Surrounding Area
The historic harbour town of Falmouth is still a bustling port, so from Headlands you’ll see all manner of watercraft crossing the horizon, from tall ships to superyachts. And you can learn how it all came into being at the Tudor Pendennis Castle, just around the corner. After a short stroll down to the seafront you’ll arrive at Castle Beach, with its convenient café and playful rock pools.
An elevated promenade links Headlands to Gyllyngvase Beach, a sandy Blue Flag beach with clear swimming waters and a lively, glass-fronted café/restaurant. Explore the area by water, with paddleboard hire, tuition and guided tours from WeSup. Nearby, Ships and Castles, a fun indoor swimming pool on Pendennis Point, will be a huge hit with the children. We suggest, however, that the adults among you take a good book – and some headphones!
You can venture further with ease by taking a boat trip from Falmouth to St Mawes, or Truro, or along the Helford River. Or if you’d like to captain your own vessel, boats can be rented from Custom House Quay.
You’ll find plenty of restaurants and cafés and independent shops to indulge in throughout the lively streets of Falmouth – our favourites include a window seat at Star & Garter, a coffee at Espressini, and a browse for gifts in Willow & Stone.
- June 2021