Falmouth lifeboat station (Cornwall)
Falmouth lifeboat station was established in 1867 and now operates inshore and all weather lifeboats. Station has restricted opening times.
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- 8th October 2020-11th October 2020Falmouth’s Events Square hosts the Oyster Festival, from Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 11. This annual festival celebrates the start of the oyster season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood. Daily demonstrations are held by top chefs and food experts, inspiring visitors to try the tastes of native oysters, wines, ales and local produce. The festival programme includes live music, local Cornish food and produce, arts and crafts, Working Boat race, Grand Oyster Parade.
- Castle Beach Café is located on Falmouth’s Castle Beach with great views out over Falmouth Bay. The café has free wifi, serves hot and cold food, drinks and ice-cream, the shop sells a wide range of beach and watersports related items and you can hire beach huts on a seasonal basis. Safe beach with rock pools to explore at low tide. The café is open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm or later depending on the weather and the tides
- Castle Beach is a rocky/sandy beach to the west of Pendennis Point, Falmouth. Pendennis Castle can be visited and there is lots to see in Falmouth. There are plenty of rock pools on the beach and Falmouth beaches are also a popular surfing location. The beach sits within the town centre with road car parking along Cliff Road, also a car park by Gyllyngvase beach and there are 2 small car parks on Pendennis Point. Facilities include beach shop, Castle Beach Cafe, beach hut hire and toilets.
- Gylly Adventures offer a range of water and land-based activities from coasteering, to Kayaking, Climbing and Standup Paddleboarding (SUP). We focus on providing a fun, safe and adventurous environment to allow you to experience, discover and explore all that Falmouth, and Cornwall has to offer.
- WeSUP offers total SUP discovery for the whole family. Based in Falmouth, Cornwall, we offer various stand up paddle board activities including lessons, equipment hire, guided coastal tours, team building and group activities, instructor training and events management.
- Pendennis Castle was built by King Henry VIII to defend against possible attack by Spain and France and was in use right up to the Second World War. It guarded the important anchorage of Carrick Roads, sharing the task with St Mawes castle on the other side of the Fal estuary. The castle has an interactive exhibition or spend time exploring the cells of the WWI guard house, and relive the drama of an enemy attack on the WWII observation post. The castle has some great views looking out over Castle Beach and on towards Gylly Beach.
- 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’.
- Swanpool beach is a small east facing sand and pebble cove on the outskirts of Falmouth. There is level access to the beach and excellent facilities are close by. There is a footpath around Swanpool Lake (good for birds) to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Nature reserve beyond, and a coastal path leading to Gyllingvase beach. The beach is popular for surfing, suitable for novice to intermediates. Facilities include car park, toilets, shop, cafe, restaurants, seasonal hire beach huts, crazy golf and changing rooms.
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