Visiting Falmouth

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A small coastal town in the south of Cornwall, Falmouth is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families or individuals looking to escape to the sea.

Take a short walk inland from St Michaels to visit a high street packed with local businesses and independently owned eateries, and immerse yourself in the Cornish lifestyle.

Enjoy a warm Cornish Pasty or fresh catch of the day as you stroll the cobbled streets and find local artists, creators and views that will have you falling in love with our joyful seaside town.

The Beaches

Stunning beaches surround Falmouth, all of which are a short walk from our front door at  St Michaels. 

From the sandy, blue flag Gyllyngvase Beach to the stony Castle Beach, Falmouth is dotted with beaches suitable for all preferences. 

Rockpool at Castle, build a sandcastle at Gylly or take a picnic on the short walk to Swanpool and enjoy a day at the seaside without having to worry about a thing.

Beach Activities

A beach destination doesn’t have to be all about sunbathing and sandcastles. Discover a whole new hobby with some of the beach activities on offer just across the road from our subtropical gardens.

Enjoy a serene beach yoga session with our Health Club instructors, try stand-up paddleboarding with Blu Paddle or head over to Elemental at Swanpool for a day out on the water. There’s no end to what you could do.

Coastal Walks in Falmouth

Enjoy the fresh air with a coastal walk with spectacular sea views. There are a handful of coastal paths right on our doorstep, making it easy to access one of the many coastal walks available to you.

Experience Cornwall like a local as you take in the scenery and local wildlife with a background of calming ocean sounds and feel inspired by your surroundings.

Cornish Experiences

Make the most of your time on the Cornish Coast.

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Cornwall Tours

Spend your day exploring Cornwall and learning about the history and heritage of the county with one of the inclusive tours available with Experience Cornwall.

Find out more about the Subtropical South of Cornwall with their tour of Falmouth, Trebah and the stunning Helford Passage.

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Helford River Cruises

Travel the course of the beautiful Helford River and explore the standing riverside villages and locations that shouldn't be missed with a Helford River Cruise.

Settle into cosy pubs with fantastic views, discover the inspiration behind Daphne De Maurier's Frenchman's Creek and explore the many beaches of the Helford Passage.

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Fal River Cruises

Let the adventure begin with a cruise across the Fal River. Fal River Cruises transports you through an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Take in natural landscapes and historical views as you enjoy the harbours of Falmouth and St Mawes, whilst keeping an eye out for a visit from the dolphins, seals or whales often spotted from the headland.

Nearby Attractions in Falmouth

Plan your perfect trip and explore the nearby attractions, with St Michaels as your base.

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The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Just a short walk or drive from St Michaels you will find the National Maritime Museum overlooking Falmouth’s Harbour. Check out the latest exhibition, a flotilla of boats from around the world, the RNLI Rescue Zone, the Tidal Zone and so much more.

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Pendennis Castle

Overlooking Falmouth Bay from the headland you’ll find Pendennis Castle, originally built by King Henry VIII. Surrounded by history, seaside views, the gunnery and even a soft play area for a well-deserved rest from learning all about the history of the castle.

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Immerse yourself in the mining culture of Cornwall and live your Poldark dreams by exploring some of the still-standing mines in the area. Whilst Poldark Mine remains temporarily closed, there are plenty of others you can check out such as Geevor Tin Mine.

Cornish Gardens

Immerse yourselves in nature with a trip to one of the many verdant gardens dotting the Cornish Coast. 

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Enys Gardens

A few miles east of Falmouth, Enys Gardens encompasses beautiful gardens and woodlands, which are especially beautiful in the Spring as they begin to bloom with hundreds of bluebells and other flora and fauna.

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Glendurgan Gardens

The historic wooded valley of Glendurgan Gardens looks down across the Helford River. Wend your way through three beautiful valleys of beautiful plants, including the giant rhubarb! Or lose yourself in the stunning hedge maze.

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Trebah Gardens

Full of sub-tropical wonder, just like St Michaels Resort, are Trebah Gardens. Four miles of footpaths take you through secret corners and generous gardens, all the way down to a private beach on the Helford River.

Discover Falmouth Today with St Michaels Resort

Explore the wonders on our doorstep during your next visit. Scour the beaches for seaside treasures, wander the streets of Falmouth or take a trek along the local coast paths and fill your day before heading back to enjoy your stay with us.