The largest beach in Falmouth, Gyllyngvase is beach popular with holiday-makers and local residents alike. A sandy, crescent-shaped beach, at low tide shallow rock pools can be explored. Gyllyngvase is a 2011 Blue Flag beach.
Gyllyngvase beach can be reached on foot via a pleasant hillside footpath at high tide or along the beach at low tide.
Falmouth’s town centre, with its’ many and varied shops, pubs and restaurants, is roughly a 15-minute walk away, as is Pendennis Castle.
Holiday accommodation in the area is in wide supply and there is a good selection of holiday cottages in Falmouth town itself.
Sun-bathing, swimming, sailing, canoeing and windsurfing are popular pursuits at Gyllyngvase. At low tide Castle beach can be reached on foot. The beach has disabled access, a car park, caf and public toilets. Dogs are not permitted on the beach in peak months from spring to early autumn. Lifeguards patrol the beach in peak seasons.