Things to do in Falmouth

Posted by Emily on 29th June 2017

Coastal, cornwall, Family, Food and Drink, Sponsored

Famous for its friendly Cornish charm and beautiful seaside, Falmouth is a popular historic harbour town on the south coast and a popular choice for holidays in Cornwall. The sunny winding streets lead down to the unique and specialty shops bursting with treasures and there is plenty to explore as you meander through the pretty coastal town.

Falmouth boasts plenty of things to do and there’s lots for every member of the family to enjoy. The National Maritime Museum is great for finding out about the Cornish coast, past and present or head to Pendennis Castle, steeped in history and you learn all about its history through a range of displays and interactive exhibitions. You’ll also be able to admire gorgeous coastal views from the castles grounds. Want to soak up the fresh sea air? Walk along the harbour front or along the pier, admiring the boats bobbing on the water, or walk around the headland to the famous Gyllyngvase Beach looking out to the wide-open sea. Gyllyngvase Beach is only a 10-minute stroll from the town centre and is the largest beach in the area. It’s also great for water sports and popular with families as access is flat, making it buggy-friendly.

With so much to see, do and explore in Falmouth, the one thing you’ll need is somewhere refuel and recharge your batteries. Offering delicious fresh dishes, Rick Stein’s Fish is a popular seafood restaurant serving Rick’s favourite fish dishes, from Cornish chilli crab, local hake and lemon sole to a fragrant cod curry and more. You’ll be able to pick up classic favourites such as fish and chips and there’s always daily specials on offer. The restaurant is fully licensed so you’ll be able to wash your meal down with a local tipple or two.

If you can’t make your mind up, there are set menus on offer at both lunch and dinner times, a great way to tantalise your taste buds with new flavours you may not have tried before. The 2-course set menu lunch is £14.95pp or savour the 3-course set dinner for £23.95pp.  A children’s menu, gluten free and vegetarian options are also available. If you want to enjoy a portion of chips at the beach or admire the view over the harbour, there is a takeaway serving fish and chips, homemade sauces, prawns, burgers, oysters and lots more.

Recently undergone a small refurbishment earlier in the year, Rick Stein’s Fish can be found opposite the National Maritime Museum and now takes bookings for dining.

Rick Stein has a wonderful selection of restaurants and pubs across Cornwall as well as accommodation in Padstow at The Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Hotel and Trevone Farm.

things to do in falmouth

things to do in falmouth

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