Falmouth, located in Cornwall, is situated on the coast and is well known for its beautiful beaches. It also is home to the third largest natural harbor in the world. There are four main beaches in the Falmouth area. They are Swanpool, Maenporth, Castle and Gyllyngvase. Sights to see while in the area include Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum. Boat trips are also a popular activity in Falmouth as well. If you enjoy bowling, be sure to stop by the Ocean Bowl. There are ample dining, shopping and other entertainment venues in Falmouth as well as in the surrounding area.
Falmouth is located on the southern coast of Cornwall at the mouth of the river Fal. It has the third deepest natural harbour in the world and has been used as a port in a number of round the world voyages.
The western bank of the river Fal is guarded by Pendennis Castle, which has been an important defence location since it was originally built in the 1500's. It sits opposite St Mawes castle, which dominates the eastern bank of the river and is the larger of the pair of castles.
Falmouth has been a popular destination with tourists since the arrival of the railway in 1863. As you would expect from its position on the coast, the town is popular with boaters and other water sport enthusiasts. There is plenty of sheltered water close to the town for people to learn and enjoy boating. Those who prefer a more "hands off" approach to the ocean can join one of the many cruise ships that use Falmouth as one of their ports of call.
The town itself is picturesque and many of the hotels and guest houses overlook one of Falmouth's beaches. There are five beaches in total including Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth. There is also the Cornish National Maritime Museum close to the beach, should you prefer to visit an indoor attraction.
One of Falmouth's claims to fame is that Florence Nightingale stayed in the town. It was also the setting for the famous novel "The Wind and the Willows", part of which was written when the author was a guest in the town.