The Beach Guide

Beaches near Falmouth

Map featuring Falmouth beaches. Click on pins to view beach details

The beach guide has 20 beaches listed in and around the town of Falmouth.

  • Gyllyngvase Beach

    Gyllyngvase Beach

    Good family beach, with life guard cover during the summer months. The gently sloping white sand also…

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  • Swanpool Beach

    Swanpool Beach

    This popular cove is located on the outskirts of Falmouth, around a mile and a half from the town centre.…

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  • Castle Beach

    Castle Beach

    Swimming is best around high tide, but not so good when the water is low due to jagged pieces of a wartime…

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  • Sunny Cove

    Sunny Cove

    Situated below the coast path between Swanpool beach in Falmouth and Maenporth Beach is this small sandy…

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  • Maenporth Beach

    Maenporth Beach

    The gently sloping beach has shallow water and rockpools with plenty of marine life to explore making…

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  • Great Molunan & Little Molunan Beach

    Great Molunan & Little Molunan Beach

    The series of coves that are the Molunans are tucked away in the shelter of St Anthony Head with its…

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  • Loe Beach

    Loe Beach

    Sheltered sand and shingle beach which is fairly safe for swimming although the beach is better known…

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  • Polnare Cove

    Polnare Cove

    Nare Point stands guard to the mouth of the Helford River with views out towards Falmouth Bay and back…

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  • Men-aver Beach

    Men-aver Beach

    Positioned about half a mile east of Gillan and running to Parbean, Men-aver Beach is part of a series…

  • Porthallack Beach

    Porthallack Beach

    Porthallack is the situated on the northern banks of the Helford River. It is the closest beach to the…

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  • Porth Sawsen Beach

    Porth Sawsen Beach

    Porth Sawsen is a little known beach on the northern shore of the picturesque Helford River. A backdrop…

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  • Grebe Beach

    Grebe Beach

    Located a short woodland walk away from the village of Durgan is the secluded Grebe beach. Access is…

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  • Durgan Beach

    Durgan Beach

    Set at the foot of the valley containing the sub-tropical gardens of Glendurgan is the tiny village…

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  • St Anthony In Meneage Beach

    St Anthony In Meneage Beach

    Small beach on Gillan Creek. Good centre for boating and both sail and motor boats can be hired from…

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  • Gillan Harbour Beach

    Gillan Harbour Beach

    Small sandy cove. Popular place for small boats and yachts. Close to the Helford Estuary.

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  • Flushing Cove

    Flushing Cove

    This small sand and shingle cove on Gillan Creek has wonderful views out towards the sea beyond. Fringed…

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  • Ponsence Cove

    Ponsence Cove

    The secluded little cove of Ponsence is hidden away on the most remote southern banks of the Helford…

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  • Bosahan Cove

    Bosahan Cove

    This secluded little cove backs on to the ancient woodlands of the Bosahan estate on the southern banks…

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  • Polgwidden Cove

    Polgwidden Cove

    Polgwidden Cove is situated at the foot of the valley in which Trebah Gardens lie. The beach is privately…

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  • Helford Passage Beach

    Helford Passage Beach

    Situated on northern shore of the picturesque Helford Estuary is the pleasant sand and shingle beach…

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