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.
Gyllyngvase 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).
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.