Falmouth ticks every box with its picturesque harbour, maritime history, sailing clubs, galleries, art shops, restaurants and winding little streets.

Its fascinating maritime heritage, the areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and plenty of family friendly attractions are just a few of the many reasons why Falmouth is a must visit when you are in Cornwall. 

National Maritime Museum

The multi award winning National Maritime Museum in Falmouth houses a vast collection of boats and you will learn stories of intrepid explorers and be fascinated with the observation window where you can see what’s happening underwater in the harbour.

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Pendennis Castle

For a great family day out in Cornwall, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, one of the finest  fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion.

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The Coast and Beach

Take in the wonderful countryside, turquoise waters, wooded creeks and stunning coastal views along the South West Coast Path, full of beautiful wildlife and a great way to get out and about in the fresh air. 

Falmouth is home to many spectacular beaches, offering a wide range of water sports and beach activities suitable for everyone. 

Falmouth Week

If you happen to be visiting us between 4th and 13th August, you can enjoy Falmouth Week from the comfort of the Chain Locker. A week of sailing, live music and entertainment, red arrows and more, you’ll want to come back for next year!

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Take a ferry to St Mawes

Fancy taking a trip to the beautiful, historic fishing village of St Mawes? Why not take the scenic route by boarding one of Cornwall's most iconic taxis; the St Mawes ferry. The ferry leaves on a regular basis so can easily fit in with your plans. As you cruise from one harbour to the next, make sure to keep an eye out for St Mawes Castle, there's no better place to view the 16th-century walls from out in the water. 

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Trebah Gardens

Situated just South of Falmouth, Trebah Garden is a stunning twenty six acre sub-tropical garden. The garden features several tropical plants, exotic blooms and our champion magnolias in the spring. The garden also features a cafe, plant centre and a variety of shopping opportunities.