Castle Beach, Falmouth

Castle Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall

Castle Beach is a small, south-facing beach sitting below Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, Cornwall. Low tide exposes rock pools to explore. High tide reclaims most of the beach. Sandier areas of beach are accessible nearer neighbouring beach Gyllyngvase.


Castle Beach in Falmouth, CornwallPendennis Castle is a 16th century castle built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. From its location on Pendennis Point splendid coastal views may be enjoyed taking in St Mawes and the Carrick Roads.

Holiday cottages in Falmouth provide a range of self catering holiday accommodation. Nearby towns also offering holiday cottage accommodation include Helston (approximately 13 miles from Castle Beach, Falmouth by road) and Truro (12 miles).

A car park is situated above the beach on Pendennis Point. Nearer the beach, limited roadside parking is available. Access to the beach involves steps. Facilities include toilets and a café. There is no lifeguard service. Dogs are not permitted on Castle Beach from Easter to October.

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