Tall Ships 2021 at St Michaels

Canvas and calm, combined

The Tall Ships race returns to the historic waters of Falmouth in August 2021. Watch the spectacle unfold as sailing craft large and small, ancient and modern, arrive in Falmouth ready to start the race. Take in the harbourside buzz, enjoy a ship-spotting tour of local waters, then retreat to the serenity of the ocean-facing St Michaels Resort where award-winning spa, Health Club and relaxed Falmouth Bay-view restaurants await, just footsteps from the warm sands of Falmouth’s gorgeous Gylly Beach. 

Prices from £885 per person, 5 and 7-night stays available, arriving Sun 15 Aug

Call 01326 312707 for availability


Your Tall Ships 7-night break inclusions:
• Classic King room, upgrades available
• Daily full Cornish breakfast
• 2-course lunch
• 3-course dinner in Brasserie on the Bay on 2 nights
• Cornish Afternoon Tea
• 3-hour hydrothermal spa experience
• Complimentary Health Club access


Your Tall Ships 5-night break inclusions:
• Classic King room, upgrades available
• Daily full Cornish breakfast
• Cornish Afternoon Tea
• 3-hour hydrothermal spa experience
• 3-course dinner in Brasserie on the Bay on 1 night
• Complimentary Health Club access

Lockdown Promise
We know making plans can be difficult, but thanks to our Lockdown Promise you know we’ve got it covered should the resort be forced to close due to government restrictions. Forget about current uncertainties and look forward to indulgent times ahead. 

What's included...
Cornish Breakfast
Greet the day in the right way

Before heading off to the harbour, begin each day with a tasty Cornish breakfast including our own granola, fruits and fresh cooked options alongside teas and Cornish coffees.

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Have your cake

Our famous afternoon spread includes dainty finger food, carefully curated cakes and, of course, scones and Cornish clotted cream.

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Fresh, honest and local
Ocean-view dining

Cast your eye over the shimmering ocean horizon as you enjoy three courses of fresh, honest and local dishes in the relaxed surroundings of our award-winning Brasserie on the Bay, featuring the finest produce from Cornish farms, field and local waters.

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Not your average bunk

Relax in the comfort of our Classic King or Twin rooms or upgrade to a Luxury room.

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Get active
Swim & gym

Your stay includes complementary access to Cornwall's largest Health Club, right here at St Michaels, including a 17m pool and large state-of-the-art gym with dedicated spin and rowing studios.

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And relax...
Hydrothermal Experience

Let the day drift away in our award-winning spa as you find hydrothermal happiness.

When you need a break from the crowds and ship-spotting, descend into luxury for a few precious hours. Your stay includes a 3-hour hydrothermal experience, with sea salt steam room, herbal sauna, outdoor barrel sauna, red cedar hot-tub, aromatherapy steam and the south west's largest hydrothermal pool.

Tall Ships 2021 in Falmouth - what to expect

For the first time since 2014, Falmouth will play host to the start of the prestigious Tall Ships Race,
Magellan Elcano 500 Series, in August 2021. The race, which finishes in Cadiz, Spain, is always a highlight for our historic harbour town. 2021 will also see an extra special commemoration, marking 500 years since the first circumnavigation voyage around the world.

Previous editions of Tall Ships in Falmouth have seen a carnival atmosphere with hundreds of historically interesting boats filling the harbour, with the spotlight on the fourty-or-so vessels competing in the race itself, alongside shoreside events including live music, entertainment and food & drink.

Tall ships from across the world will drop anchor in the deep waters of Falmouth harbour prior to the 19th August race start date, with magnificent Class A squarerigged vessels anchoring in the Carrick Roads, the estuary of the River Fal. The 2021 event will see the introduction of water-based inner harbour tours to view the tall ships out in their ‘natural’ surroundings.

Watch the Parade of Sail from St Michaels Resort
On Thursday August 19th, a spectacular Parade of Sail will take place around the stunning natural amphitheatre of Falmouth Bay, which is visible from our Brasserie on the Bay restaurant, some bedrooms, and our gorgeous Gylly Beach. The parade of sail is an incredible spectacle not to be missed.

Booking with confidence
Because plans change

Your stay can be amended to a new date in future, up to 14 days prior to arrival.

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Safety first

Our Covid protocols provide comfort and safety.

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Sit back

All meals are available to enjoy in your room (supplement may apply).

Elevate your experience
Luxury Cornwall Hotel
Stay in luxury
Your Room

Stay in our luxury rooms from £20 per person per night extra.

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Relax and unwind
Spa Experience

Discover the hydrotherapy pool and drift into deep calm

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Wellness acquainted

Our state-of-the-art health club and wellness rooms are sure to get the happy hormones flowing.

Love going local
falmouth town

There'll be time to explore the bustling harbour town of Falmouth, home to Pendennis Castle and the National Maritime Museum.

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Castles in the sand

From Kynance to Maenporth, you'll be captivated by south Cornwall’s beaches.

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Cornish attractions

Walk the coast path or delve into some of Cornwall's beautiful sub-tropical gardens.

The ultimate Tall Ships 2021 experience from £885 per person

Book with confidence

All offers and packages are now sold on our advance purchase rate. Payment is taken at the time of booking, but your stay can be amended to a new date in future, up to 14 days prior to arrival. Within 14 days of arrival, the booking is non-amendable and non-refundable.

Booking direct online guarantees the best rate and we'll even throw in a free welcome drink.

Call 01326 312 707 to speak with our friendly reservations team.

More offers and breaks you might like...

Twilight Spa Break
Escape to the spa

Twilight Spa Break

Indulge with our most popular spa break. Our 2-night Twilight Spa Break available from Sun - Thu* from £230 per person. 

Your stay will include:

• 2 nights in Classic King/Twin Room
• Cornish Breakfast, in our restaurant or your room
• One 3-hour hydrothermal experience between 5-8pm (limited capacity)
• One 2-course dinner in Brasserie on the Bay
• Full use of Health Club gym and pool (advance booking essential)

* Excludes 7-15 Jun

Tregothnan Garden Break
Private garden tour

Tregothnan Garden Break

Discover Tregothnan gardens with your own private tour and 3-night stay from £375 pp.

Your Tregothnan Garden inclusions:
• One night three-course dinner
• A Cornish cream tea
• Private Tregothnan tour (Tue-Thu only, 10am or 2pm)
• 3-hour hydrothermal spa access

Your standard inclusions:
• Classic King Room
• Full Cornish breakfast
• Complimentary swim & gym access. 

Wellness Wonders
Feel good again

Wellness Wonders

Add any of our Wellness Wonders to your stay at St Michaels Resort

for just £45

Choose from one of our following Wellness Wonders

Stretch Package

Shred Package

Gain Package

And add to your stay

Endless Summer at St Michaels
A subtropical staycation

Endless Summer at St Michaels

Extend your summer in subtropical Cornwall

5-night stays from £549 per person
1 Sep - 31 Oct 2021

Your Endless Summer inclusions:
• 3-course dinner on your first night in the Brasserie on the Bay
• 3-Hour Hydrothermal Experience in the spa
• Classic King Room
• Full Cornish breakfast
• Complimentary swim & gym access in the health club

Cornish Dog Retreat


Subject to availability.

Roam across the Cornish sand with the wind in your hair. St Michaels Resort welcomes four legged friends with a luxurious experience for pets and owners alike. Very Important Pet retreat 2-night stay from £199 per person and £12.50 per dog per night.

Your Walkies inclusions:
• One night 3-course dinner in the Brasserie on the Bay
• Classic King Room
• Full Cornish breakfast
• One night 2-course dinner in the Brasserie on the Bay
•Complimentary swim & gym access

Coronavirus considerations:
• All meals available via room service
• Flexible cancellation policy
• Pro-active protection measures