Falmouth Marina Local information
In Falmouth Marina, visitors and berth holders can look forward to first-class facilities that include a welcoming bar / restaurant that serves good food. There is also a chandlery, a brokerage, a hairdressers and car hire onsite. These facilities, along with the marina's stunning natural setting and its fully serviced boatyard, make Falmouth an outstanding marina in an idyllic location.
Falmouth Marina Guide and Tide Tables 2013
We hope that this guide will help you to get the most out of Falmouth Marina and will tell you all you need to know about the location, our onsite facilities and the local tides.
Q. Are there any good beaches nearby?
A. Falmouth has four main beaches, Gyllyngvase, Castle, Swanpool and Maenporth, warmed by the Gulf Stream, which are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, exploring rock pools and building sandcastles.
A. The nearest supermarket is a two-minute walk from the marina or you can take a 20-minute walk alongside the river into Falmouth Town Centre for more shops.
A. One of the best ways to see Falmouth is by foot, using the Packet Walkway Guide, where the trail takes you through key vantage points in the port's history. There are also walks from Gyllyngvase Beach and around Pendennis Point. Try the Swanpool Nature Reserve.
A. Cruise along the River Fal as far as Truro. Visit Daphne du Maurier's Frenchman's Creek. Falmouth Art Gallery is free to visitors. Falmouth Arts Centre stages films and plays. Take a trip to Pendennis Castle, built as part of Henry VIII's chain of south coast fortifications.
A. You can dine at the on-site Marine Bar and Restaurant, enjoying lovely waterfront views from the terraces. It specialises in fresh local produce, seafood, Mediterranean, and tapas. Many of the town's attractive old pubs serve food. Our marina reception staff are happy to help with names and directions. The Three Mackerel boasts some of the most spectacular views over Falmouth Bay.
A. The National Maritime Museum on Falmouth's Discovery Quay, tells the story of the sea and Cornwall with a range of hands-on displays of boats, showing their place in people's lives. It is open seven days a week. Younger visitors can try sailing a radio-controlled boat.