Swanpool Beach, Falmouth

Swanpool beach in Falmouth, Cornwall

Swanpool beach lies less than half a mile to the south west of the larger Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth, Cornwall. Swanpool is a pleasant, east-facing, sheltered beach with excellent facilities. It is a predominantly sandy beach, with some rocks.


Falmouth's Swanpool beach, CornwallGyllyngvase beach can be reached on foot via a pleasant hillside footpath at high tide or along the beach at low tide. The nature reserve at Swanpool Lake, next to the beach, is a popular spot for bird watchers. The lake is one of the few brackish (seawater and freshwater mix) lakes in the UK and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

A wealth of self catering holiday accommodation is available in the Falmouth area of Cornwall, including holiday cottages in Falmouth and smaller villages nearby such as Maenporth and Budock Water.

There is a large car park adjacent to the beach. The beach is easily accessible and has disabled access. Facilities include toilets, a café, watersports equipment hire, crazy golf and a restaurant set into the hillside with wonderful sea views. The waters off the beach are relatively safe for bathing and pleasure boats may be hired. No dogs are permitted on the beach from Easter to October.

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  1. Hooked on the Rocks

    Overlooking Swanpool Beach and Falmouth Bay, we are only a short walk from Falmouth Town with views to Pendennis castle and St Anthony’s lighthouse. Whether you’re soaking up some rays, or storm watching, Hooked on the Rocks offers an impressive backdrop to your dining experience. We source the majority of our seafood and shellfish from the local Newlyn market; the freshest produce reflected in our diverse menu. For the casual eaters we have an exciting tapas menu, perfect if you want a light bite or create the ultimate sharing feast. With a pan-Asian influence the menu offers a wide range of fish dishes, with meat and vegetarian options too – http://www.hookedcornwall.com

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