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“Great place to sit and people watch”

Falmouth Seafront Promenade
Ranked #5 of 61 things to do in Falmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

If you want to eat on the prom be prepared for the seagulls as they will swoop in and take any food straight out off your hand, which can be very dangerous, causing occasional injury.
Apart from that it is a lovely place to walk and talk/

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

For the most part, the seafront promenade is on the level, but there is a gentle incline down to Gyllyngvase Beach where there is a lovely restaurant and the best beach in Falmouth. Queen Mary Gardens are here where there are many unusual plants. Also accessed from the promenade is Gyllyngdune Gardens and the Princess Pavilion; well worth a visit. There are many seats along the promenade where, if your legs get weary, you can rest and admire the view.

Thank QuietMan52
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Spent two weeks in Falmouth at the beginning of June and caught 8 days of sunshine and only 1 wet day. Went out of the town alternative days and spent the rest in and about Falmouth. Good walk up from the Maritime Museum area to a viewing area over the docks and then continue further round Pendennis Head. You then come to the beach area (may want to keep this for another day. Nice cafe at Princess Gardens and quite sheltered on a cool but sunny day. In the season brass band plays here on a Sunday afternoon. Another nice small garden at the end of the beaches. Another day walked up to Swanpool (but where are the swans?) and back.

Lots of art and craft shops shops on the main street with some lovely but expensive items. Art Gallery is small but interesting. Didn't go in the Maritime Museum as consider the entrance price too high but walked round the back to view the bigger yachts.

Even found a shop up past the Methodist Church where you can have Cornish Pasties sent home (do people really do that?)

Good boat trips in fair weather and quite easy to get about without a car - although it takes time. We got to Truro, St Ives, Penzance and Mousehole. Also more local places - Penryn, St Mawes and Flushing. Trains good but buses a bit unreliable probably delayed by visitor traffic and narrow roads.

1  Thank Margie1940
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is the title of my short guide from amazon.com designed to be read via smartphone as you walk. I know every inch of it well having been raised there and in St Mawes opposite,hence the downloadable historical and geographical walking trails which I have written to help further visitors enjoyment. My Shuttlebus or Walkabout Falmouth takes you through all the harbor side points of interest with top tips for viewpoints, eating and drinking spots, connecting you from trains, buses, coaches, car parks and the Float and Ride service. The shuttle bus is a 20 minute service linking all the best bits of town, ideal for those with mobility problems or time constraints and it's Free for concessions. My sea front walk follows the scenic castle drive promenade (free parking in the Horn Works by the Ships and Castles Leisure Centre) which leads past the bay-side beaches to the duck- filled Swanpool lagoon. Other people have detailed beach cafes, swimming etc but this walk is great year-round...and totally free...with possibilities for bussing sections if needed. Elderly People drive from far and wide to do it in their cars, parking above the dockyard viewing area to take in the harbour views, then at Pendennis Point to admire St Mawes, St Anthony lighthouse and passing ferries or sailing boats, then park where they can squeeze in beside the beach front prom. (not so easy in summer). Children love feeding the ducks at the end and there are special clubs with Kayak and Dinghy sailing instruction on Swanpool beach. Two 'foodie' cafes, posh hotels, vending vans and Castle Beach cafe will keep you fed whatever your budget. Find my walk via author/vivienuff to learn more.

2  Thank Vivien U
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Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We were so disappointed with Falmouth. The ice creams and fudge were expensive. Once you had walked around the harbour and the south/north quays there wasn't actually much left to do other than walk down a half closed down high street. My husband hired a boat for £40 for 1 hour simply for something fun to do

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