Gyllyngvase Beach, Cornwall

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  • Gyllyngvase beach, locally known as Gylly beach, is a very popular gently shelving sandy beach with rock pools to explore. This is the largest of the Falmouth beaches overlooked by Pendennis Castle and is a great location, just a 10-15 minute walk away from Falmouth centre.

    The beach has gentle rollers making it a popular swimming, surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) beach.

    Facilities include toilets, shop, Gylly beach cafe, lifeguards in the summer, car park and road parking, disabled access (beach chair for hire).

    Gyllyngvase in Cornish means ‘the shallow inlet’.

    Gyllyngvase Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    Gyllyngvase Beach has dog restrictions. Gyllyngvase (Gylly) beach does not allow dogs between Easter and 30th September.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches around Falmouth, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • 1 Review on “Gyllyngvase Beach, Cornwall”

    • Anthony Cooper
      2 years ago

      Excellent beach, great for the family. The cafe serves great food, and there are kayak, SUP, etc. hiring facilities.

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  • 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures falling to 6°C next Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain until afternoon.
       80%  69%   9 mph
      8:12 am    4:51 pm
    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       88%  87%   9 mph
      8:11 am    4:52 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       56%  74%   15 mph
      8:10 am    4:54 pm
    Monday, Jan 21st
     Windy starting in the evening and rain overnight.
       63%  69%   8 mph
      8:09 am    4:55 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Windy until evening and foggy starting in the afternoon.
       98%  100%   23 mph
      8:08 am    4:57 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Windy and mostly cloudy until evening.
       92%  81%   27 mph
      8:07 am    4:59 pm

    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       39%  37%   23 mph
      8:06 am    5:00 pm
    Friday, Jan 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       12%  50%   18 mph
      8:04 am    5:02 pm

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  • Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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