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Swanpool Beach

Falmouth, Cornwall

A small sand and pebble beach about 150 metres in length. Within easy reach of Falmouth and Swanpool nature reserve.

Beach Type

Sand & Pebble


Toilets are available
A cafe/restaurant is available for refreshments
Hire of deck chairs
There is a bouncy castle on the beach
Beach huts are let for the season


Surf board hire
Children's area
Body boarding
An 18-hole crazy golf course is nearby

Nature and Wildlife

The South West Coast Path runs along this stretch of coast. There is a footpath around Swanpool Lake to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Nature reserve beyond. Swanpool lake is good for birds.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

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


Dogs are banned from Easter Day - 1st Oct.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Falmouth
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.1404, -5.07508
Postcode: TR11 4EJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From Falmouth follow the Swanpool Road. signposted from Falmouth.

Public Transport

Trains: Stop at Falmouth Penmere Halt or Falmouth Town. Buses: Western National 64 from the Moor.

Nearest Railway Stations

Penmere (Less than a mile away)
Falmouth Town (About a mile away)
Falmouth Docks (About a mile and a half 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.


Pay parking available (approximately 450 spaces).

Nearby Car Parks

Swanpool, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Gyllyngvase, Falmouth (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
The Dell, Falmouth (Medium/Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Penmere Station, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Grove Place, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Arwenack Street, Falmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Well Lane, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 1 miles away
The Moor, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 1 miles away
Church Street, Falmouth (Short stay).
About 1 miles away
The Town Quarry, Falmouth (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Falmouth