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

    Located just a stone's throw from Falmouth town centre Gyllyngvase is widely considered the best beach…

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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…

    Dog friendly beach Nudist / naturist
  • 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…

    Dog friendly beach
  • 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…

    Dog friendly beach
  • 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…

    Dog friendly beach
  • Porth Sawsen Beach

    Porth Sawsen Beach

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

    Dog friendly beach
  • Grebe Beach

    Grebe Beach

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

    Dog friendly beach
  • 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…

  • Gillan Harbour Beach

    Gillan Harbour Beach

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

    Dog friendly beach
  • Flushing Cove

    Flushing Cove

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

    Dog friendly beach
  • Ponsence Cove

    Ponsence Cove

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

    Dog friendly beach
  • Bosahan Cove

    Bosahan Cove

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

    Dog friendly beach
  • 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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