Falmouth Seafront Promenade

Falmouth Seafront Promenade

Falmouth Seafront Promenade
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  • Cat
    St Ives, United Kingdom640 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Falmouth Tall Ships 16/08/2023
    Tall Ships 16th August 2023. Arrived at 13.15pm and joined a relatively small queue that was flowing quickly, though security and tickets checked for our 2pm arrival, they opened early at 13.30pm. Joined another slightly longer queue for the first of the two main big ships. Toured around and plenty of room to take photos. Once I'd got off the Polish ship, I then went to the back of a second queue for the Mexican ship, which was absolutely stunning with a really friendly crew. After exploring the Tall Ships, I then went around various stalls of food, drinks, crafts, and awareness for different charities and armed forces. Next time, please have more seating in with the food stalls.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 16, 2023
  • acs1984
    Cockermouth, United Kingdom1,623 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prom
    We had a lovely walk along the promenade. The promenade is nice and flat and there are plenty of benches along the way. The area is well landscaped with seaside plants and shrubs which provide alot of colour. The area is very well kept and clean. You can look out to sea over the beaches and over to the castle.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • ladyjanechester16
    Chester, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serene view.
    Beautiful view. Serene. I sat in the sun on a bench looking out at the ships and boats for a long time and didn't get bored of that view. Right behind the harbour is the town with shops and cafes. Restaurants, etc. I am looking forward to coming back. As it's April, it isn't too busy. A local mentioned that it is extremely busy in summer. I got lucky with the weather this week :)
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 21, 2024
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RealityCheck2013
Bristol, UK877 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Visited Falmouth recently since my last visit about 30 years ago and a lot has changed, now more modern with a selection of nice harbour side flats which you can rent, the new area is discovery quay which host the museum and a number of branded restaurants and take aways,
We walked from one end of the main high street which runs along the harbour where you can catch very boats for various trips.
Lots of shops and coffee venue make this a nice place to shop also, we walked all the way to Pendennis castle which took about 35 mins each way we did not go in the cast,e as we had not pre booked.
A couple of beaches are also at Falmouth and a number of warships and various other vessels make this a nice family area with lots to see and do.
I was surprised how much the town had developed from the days when it was a small working port
Well worth a visit or even a weekend visit , for me the best place in Cornwall as it has a bit of everything.
Written August 7, 2020
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AndyP1998
Wakefield, UK1,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Contrary to my impression this is not
one straight walk. You intermingle between the harbour and the shops. We parked at the Well Lane CP which was close to the shops but the harbour CP was cheaper, albeit remembering parking
places start to fill up fast after say 11. Found the harbour very tranquil. Fascinated how its the 3rd largest natural harbour in the world
Written September 16, 2020
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Cat
St Ives, UK640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Tall Ships 16th August 2023.
Arrived at 13.15pm and joined a relatively small queue that was flowing quickly, though security and tickets checked for our 2pm arrival, they opened early at 13.30pm.
Joined another slightly longer queue for the first of the two main big ships.
Toured around and plenty of room to take photos.
Once I'd got off the Polish ship, I then went to the back of a second queue for the Mexican ship, which was absolutely stunning with a really friendly crew.
After exploring the Tall Ships, I then went around various stalls of food, drinks, crafts, and awareness for different charities and armed forces.
Next time, please have more seating in with the food stalls.
Written August 16, 2023
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flora003
oxford253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Loved meandering around a could see the cruise ship "The World" which is berthed during the lockdown. There are a few dining options including big names mainly fish and chips, pizzas, and burgers and sandwiches. Could do with more general seating as most available attached to the cafes/restaurants.
Written July 25, 2020
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John
Cornwall, UK573 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Bit of a disappointment due to the weather so the sail out was cancelled, it bucketed down on Friday.
I thought there would have been more tall ships, seem to recall from seeing them in Weymouth and Liverpool years ago that there were many more.
Typical Falmouth not enough parking and its expensive,
Would have gone to see them in the docks but the local news reported there was disorganised queues miles long to get in.
Written August 18, 2023
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mathews687
Formby, UK153 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Spent half a day in Falmouth whilst staying in st Ives lovely views of the coast line from the Marnia with all the boats plenty of places to sit and good parking at the Marnia Had a walk through the shopping centre which seemed to have the same shops as everywhere.Didnt have time to go in the maritime museum walked down to part of the promenade which seemed very quiet it was about 10 minutes from the town centre . There are boat trips to st Maws and trips along the helford River
Written July 25, 2020
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK16,537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Falmouth Seafront Promenade, in reality Cliff Road (where limited parking is allowed) stretches from Gyllyngvase Beach, in the west, to Castle Beach, in the east, where the road changes its name to castle Drive (leading to Pendennis Point). It is a very pleasant walk from the wide sandy stretch of Gyllngvase Beach to the narrower sand and rock pools of Castle Beach, on the way, passing the rocks of Tunnel Beach. Although the landward side of Cliff Road is mainly hotels, there is a break for the pleasant Gyllngdune Gardens and a slight novelty is that, at one point, the footpath passes under Cliff Road Chapel. As pleasant as the walk is during the day, when the sun is setting, the views from Cliff Road are wonderful.
Written February 11, 2022
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were here in the evening, and found a typical downtown (or "high street") of a tourist mecca - bars, restaurants, people, sea air. We were concerned that the large number of people would mean slow service, but not at all - friendly speedy service in both establishments we visited. Want to meet people? Come here!
Written September 3, 2022
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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland10,041 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Falmouth is a pretty town. It's pretty busy though - even on weekdays and the walking streets of Market St, Church St and Bar Rd can get packed. But being tourists ourselves we can't expect to be the only ones around.

There are lots of fun shops to explore along the streets. Some chain stores but also some independent shops. Fun second hand stores as well.

Countless Bars, Cafés and Restaurants as well of course. Even though most of these streets are closed to public traffic, it's still busy with cars and small trucks doing deliveries, loading and unloading. Watch out if you have kids or pets with.

We did have fun walking up and down the streets. And if you feel like a bit of more peace and quiet, head down on some side street to access the water. Surprisingly few people were there to enjoy the views.
Written September 25, 2022
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Ann H
York, UK2,510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We woke to the only rainy day of our time in Cornwall but it did not deter us from walking to the promenade in this beautiful town. Lots of cafes, independent shops in the town centre coupled with lovely beaches a short walk away.. Hopefully the sun will shine next time
Written November 19, 2021
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