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Gyllyngvase Beach

Falmouth, Cornwall

Gyllyngvase Beach is a typical family resort beach set on Cornwallís south coast. Its long deep sandy stretch of coast attracts both visitors and residents year round. Set just off the main link road that leads to the Castle headland the beach.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Cafes/restaurant
First aid station
Toilets incl disabled
Lost child centre
Shops
Tennis courts
Volleyball

Activities

Swimming
Sailing
Fishing
Snorkeling
Scuba diving
Surfing
Wind surfing
Canoeing
Body boarding
Rent equipment available
Zoning is in place for activities

Nature and Wildlife

A pleasant beach walk takes you along the Bay and around Pendennis Headland and Castle to Falmouth Town Centre and Harbour Front. Good rock pools can be found between Gyllyngvase beach and Pendennis Headland. The award winning Queen Mary's gardens are nea

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

RNLI

Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned by Carrick District Council contractors on a daily basis. Manually for litter and mechanical raking 2 - 3 times per week. Dog and litter bins provided.

Dogs

Dogs are banned Easter Day - 1st Oct.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Falmouth tic: 11 Market Strand. Prince of Wales Pier. Falmouth TR11 3DF Tel 01326 312300. [email protected]

Location

Nearest town: Falmouth
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1433, -5.06687
Postcode: TR11 4PA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Access

Follow main roads and then the A39 signs to Falmouth. Follow brown and white visitors signs to the beaches. Access to the beach is off Cliff Road signposted from Falmouth.

Public Transport

National Express services and local bus services at the beach. Twenty minutes walk from Town Centre and ten minutes walk from branch line railway station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Falmouth Town (Less than a mile away)
Penmere (Less than a mile away)
Falmouth Docks (About a mile away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 3 miles away)
Perranwell (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

Pay parking available. Free from Oct 1st - March 31st. 107 spaces including 2 disabled bays.

Nearby Car Parks

Gyllyngvase, Falmouth (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
The Dell, Falmouth (Medium/Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Swanpool, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Grove Place, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Arwenack Street, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Falmouth Docks Station, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Well Lane, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Church Street, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
The Moor, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Penmere Station, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Falmouth