Falmouth: Cornwall’s secret gem

When people think of holidays in Cornwall the places that spring to mind are normally Newquay, Padstow, Rock and St Ives.

But there are plenty more towns and villages in the Duchy which offer just as much as those destinations and more.

When it comes to cottage breaks UK in Cornwall, holiday makers are spoilt for choice and one of the best places to visit, a relatively undiscovered gem, is Falmouth.

Family holidays in Falmouth provide all sorts of fun for all the family. The town is a bustling harbour town, with a busy quayside where you can while away the hours watching boats come and go, tourists heading out on pleasure cruises and seagulls lurking for a chance to snatch some food from the trawlers.

There’s a busy market to browse, and pick up some locally made artwork or craft pieces. You can also try out some local delicacies, including plenty of fresh seafood, in the market and there’s a wealth of restaurants and cafes for you to enjoy a bite to eat at.

If history is your thing you can see the old town walls and ramparts, or make a trip to Pendennis Castle, which sits on the headland and overlooks the entrance to the River Fal and the whole of the town.

But best of all, there’s Gyllyngvase Beach, one of the best in the whole of Cornwall. It’s a Blue Flag beach and has all kinds of amenities, including lifeguards, toilets, showers and several award winning cafes and restaurants. There are also another three fantastic beaches within walking distance of the town: Swanpool, Castle and Maenporth.

So if you fancy heading off for some Falmouth holidays, do it now before the summer ends and the weather turns.

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