Things to Do In Falmouth In Winter

December 11th, 2020

Falmouth is a gorgeous area to visit in the streaming sunshine of summer, but it is also an incredible place to be during the winter season too. The colder season offers you an escape from the summertime crowds, so you can explore the area and truly enjoy all it has to offer. A cottage in our 5 star luxury holiday park in Cornwall is the perfect base for you to get cosy and warm after a fun day exploring Falmouth in winter.


Winter Walks Along the Beach

There’s nothing more refreshing than a walk in winter along an expanse of sand beside the shore. The winter sun is a seasonal pleasure which compliments the cold that keeps you awake, and feeling fresh.


Falmouth has two main beaches that are sought after in the summertime and calmer during the winter months. Both beaches are within walking distance of the town centre.


Gyllyngvase Beach is the closest of the two, as well as the most popular. The beach backs onto Queen Mary Gardens. You can follow the path that will lead you along the coast to Swanpool, Falmouth’s other popular beach.


Swanpool is a lovely little cove that sits on the edge of Falmouth. It’s named after a nearby lake and nature reserve. The cove welcomes dogs from September to May. There are also various activities you can enjoy, such as the nearby crazy golf course, hire kayaks for a paddle, or you can simply just relax. 


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Explore Falmouth’s Coast Path

The south-west coast path is the longest waymarked long-distance footpath and is also part of the National Trust.


If you’re feeling adventurous, you can take some time to wander your way over to Helford, but make sure you are packed and prepared for the 10-mile walk to Helford River.


Climb Jacob’s Ladder

If you find yourself feeling chilly, a great way to warm up is to climb Jacob’s Ladder. The 111 granite steps will take you from an extensive view of the harbour and estuary to Falmouth’s main square, referred to as ‘The Moor’.


The ‘ladder’ has quite an entertaining back story, although a very short one too. A local businessman wanted a shortcut from his home to his business, leading to the existence of Jacob’s Ladder.


Wander through Falmouth’s Gardens

Falmouth has some world-class gardens to get lost in. With such a wide array, you’ll find yourself in a horticulturist’s paradise.


To name one of the most popular places to visit, Trebah Garden is a magnificent 26-acre Cornish ravine that features exotic plants, trees and shrubs.


Another highly popular option is Glendurgan Garden. The organic beauty of this utopia runs its way down to Helford River at the fishing village of Durgan. Every season the garden thrives as it blossoms new blooms and displays rare and exotic shrubs.


Although not all of these activities are accessible due to the current climate of COVID-19, we hope that you will bear these thoughts in mind when planning your next winter adventure to Falmouth, Cornwall.


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