When people think of Cornwall, they quite often recognise the town of Falmouth. That is due to the fact it’s the only town in Cornwall which offers a university and it’s a vibrant town full of eateries, art and independent shopping. Falmouth is on the Southern coast of Cornwall, about twenty minutes drive from the city of Truro and across by ferry from St Mawes. One weekend I headed down to Falmouth with my family on the train and here’s a few postcards from what we got up to.
Falmouth in the sunshine with its infamous colourful bunting making it the happiest street in the county!
Falmouth offers amazing places to eat and most importantly, great brunch places. Fuel is one of my favourites and I cannot recommend their pancakes enough, de-licious!
We hoped off the train at Falmouth Town stop and headed up the hill to Gyllyngvase beach or Gylly beach known by the locals. The beach is a beautiful spot offering soft sand, good surf and close proximity to the town.
We headed to Gylly beach cafe for lunch, a beautiful spot right on the beach. We were lucky to find a spot for the six of us and settled down for some yummy food. Here’s the choices of myself, Alex and my Mum and Dad. We opted for the fish and chips, salmon taco, meatballs and the burger – we all left with full tummies and very satisfied!
After lunch and a stroll through the sand, we headed along the waterfront and followed the road up to the town to have a little shop and take in the harbour sights.
What makes a town worth visiting? Cute dogs obviously!
Falmouth has some beautiful independent shops, one of my favourites being the lovely Willow & Stone. Be sure to make a visit if you like stunning homeware, gorgeous cards and fantastic books.
We stumbled upon Ciuri Ciuri which offers the most delicious gelato I’ve ever had! I had three flavours, the Taste of Sicily, passionfruit and strawberry and tangerine – yum!
Whilst walking along the town, be sure to stroll down through the shops to take in the sights of the harbour. Falmouth has one of the deepest harbours meaning the big cruise ships can dock here as well as the little fishing boats.
All good day trips end with tea and cake – we popped into Tea by the Sea for a delicious slice before walking back up to the train and heading home.