With a rich maritime history and close relationship with the sea, Falmouth has long been a popular destination with mariners. Over the years, the bustling port has evolved and now prides itself as being a place of inspiration to sailors, artists, explorers, musicians and boat builders, to name but a few. Home to a host of local galleries, fabulous eateries, chandleries and boat specialists, artisan and mainstream shops as well as numerous attractions, Falmouth is now most definitely a place worth spending a while and our spectacular location enables visitors to stroll off their craft, straight into the town centre.
On your arrival into Falmouth Haven, you will be greeted by a team member who will welcome you to Falmouth and ensure you have all you require – including your Falmouth Havencard.
With so much to see and do, it is advisable to plan ahead. If you fancy getting under the skin of Cornwall’s maritime history then a trip to the National Maritime Museum is a must. Their popular Viking exhibition includes a full-scale replica of a Viking ship and many rare antiquities whilst more modern displays enable visitors to get up close and personal with Olympic boats. After all the action, head to their café for a refreshment or take a stroll around Discovery Quay which boasts an enviable array of shops, restaurants, businesses and cafes.
Hire a bike and explore the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which gently frame Falmouth. Soak up the breathtaking Cornish coastline from Pendennis point or head around the corner to Gyllyngvase Beach. Overlooked by Henry VIII’s Pendennis Castle, the beach is home to Gylly Café where you can sit and soak up the vista whilst indulging in a home cooked meal.
And if your yacht is in need of repairs then there is no better place to be holed up. Broken sail, minor collision, gel coat repair? No problem. Need to stock up on specialist provisions before departing? Your only difficulty will be choosing where to go.