Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Gyllyngvase Beach

Gyllyngvase Beach
Gyllyngvase Beach

Good family beach, with life guard cover during the summer months. The gently sloping white sand also has plenty of rock pools to explore at low tide with shrimps, crabs and squat lobsters in abundance.
This is the largest and most popular beach in Falmouth and has received the Blue flag award.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguard cover daily from 19 May - 30 September

Dogs friendly beach?

Seasonal dog ban. Easter day to 1st October

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Disabled access

There is level access to the beach along with disabled toilets. A sand chair is available for hire from Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe and can be booked on 01326 312884


TR11 4PA

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SW 8095 3163


Gylly Beach Café Disabled access, toilets, refreshments and lifeguard cover during the summer. Gyllyngvase Beach has a sand chair (needs to be hired in advance) for access to the beach and the water for people with mobility problems. Call 01326 312884


Blue Flag Award