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Maenporth Beach

Falmouth, Cornwall

Small sheltered cove, popular with holiday makers and locals alike.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Cafes/restaurant
First aid station
Caravan site
Toilets
Disabled toilets
Camp site
Caravan site
Shops

Activities

Swimming
Sailing
Fishing
Snorkeling
Scuba diving
Surf board hire
Surfing
Canoeing
Boating
Body boarding
There is zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

The South West Coast Path runs along the beach. Inland walks to Mawnan Smith. Dolphins and basking sharks are occasionally sighted. The vibrant town of Falmouth is nearby.

Water Quality

Acceptable

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned daily during the bathing season. both mechanically and by hand. Litter and Dog bins present.

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed from Easter to 1st October. owners must remove their dog's waste during the rest of the year.

Tourist Information

Falmouth Tourist Information Centre. 11 Market Strand. Prince of Wales Pier. Falmouth TR11 3DF Tel 01326 312300. email [email protected]

Location

Nearest town: Falmouth
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1246, -5.09227
Postcode: TR11 5HN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Access

Maenporth is just to the south of Falmouth. Follow signs from the A39.

Public Transport

None available.

Nearest Railway Stations

Penmere (Approx. 2 miles away)
Falmouth Town (Approx. 2 miles away)
Falmouth Docks (Approx. 3 miles away)
Penryn (Cornwall) (Approx. 3 miles away)
Perranwell (Approx. 7 miles away)

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

Parking

There is a car park by the beach. 50 spaces available. parking fee applies.

Nearby Car Parks

Swanpool, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Bosveal Countryside, Bosveal (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Gyllyngvase, Falmouth (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Trebah Garden, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Penmere Station, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
The Dell, Falmouth (Medium/Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Grove Place, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away
The Moor, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Arwenack Street, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Falmouth