Falmouth is the sailing capital of Cornwall and reputed to be the world’s third largest natural harbour.
Warmed by the Gulf Stream and famous for its beaches, National Maritime Museum and castle, the town has a rich history from Smugglers and Pirates in the 17th Century to the home of the Packet Ship service which sailed to the Mediterranean and the Americas carrying mail and goods – many of the large houses nestled on the hillside were built for the captains of these ships.
Now the town is a haven for boats of all type and size, the bustling port has a wide range of independent shops, stunning fish restaurants (Rick Stein recently added to this with his Fish & Chip Restaurant & Oyster Bar) and art galleries.
For those that enjoy spending time on the water Falmouth offers a wide variety of activities. Visitors can travel on one of the many Fal River Ferries travelling to Flushing, St Mawes or the Helford River, hire a boat or canoe, or join one of the boats for fishing or scuba diving.
Pendennis Castle was built in the 16th Century and sits high above the harbour with truly magical panoramic views across the bay and is a popular attraction while The National Maritime museum and Ships and Castles swimming pool and water centre offer fun days out whatever the weather.
The regions subtropical climate led to the establishment of many lush and exotic gardens, packed with magnolias, tree ferns, rhododendrons and palms. Trelissick, Glendurgan and Trebah are all within easy reach.
Falmouth has four family friendly beaches Gyllyngvase, Castle, Swanpool and Maenporth all of which provide a clean and safe environment in which to relax and swim and, of course, build sandcastles.
The town has many annual events including Falmouth week – 7 days of sailing with fireworks and aerobatic displays, The Fal River, Sea Shanty and Oyster festivals.
Surrounded by an area of Outstanding Natural beauty, Falmouth is popular with walkers, cyclists and families, and is also perfectly placed to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. The Eden Project and the rugged beaches of the North Coast are just a 40 minutes’ drive away.
We found these matching properties in Falmouth
Weekly price range £425 - £1,539
A tranquil apartment in a beautiful and prestigious complex, 5 West benefits from views of the sea from the balcony while the bustling harbour town of Falmouth and the sandy beaches are both just a short walk away.
A stunning contemporary conversion of a Grade II listed warehouse that combines architectural features with modern design and original artworks to accommodate up to 4 lucky guests in comfort and style.
A picturesque house with a delightful coastal theme, Beachcombers offers a sublime retreat for up to 6 guests, with spacious bedrooms, garden, and a family-friendly beach just a few minutes’ walk away.
Byron’s Retreat is a wonderful 2 bedroom apartment furnished to a high standard in an unrivalled position looking out over Port Pendennis Marina with the most amazing views across the harbour and out to sea.
Cedar is a modern property built to a high specification and forms part of a small courtyard of luxury barn conversions. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and benefits from off-road parking and WiFi.
A stunning duplex apartment in an enviable waterside location with a large balcony and reserved parking, located just a few steps from the many shops, galleries and restaurants of Falmouth’s Events Square.
Perched in an enviable riverside location, this two-bedroom apartment has two bathrooms and reserved parking, and has recently been refurbished to provide a cosy and luxurious place to stay for up to four people.
Endcliffe on the Beach occupies one of the very finest south facing seafront locations in Falmouth. It is widely acknowledged to be one of the most highly specified developments to have ever been built in Falmouth.
The Harbour View Penthouse offers you a prime slice of seaside living in the very heart of town. Sleeps seven in style with reserved parking and spectacular views of the harbour from the two large balconies.
High Shore is located in Falmouth’s prestigious security-gated Port Pendennis Marina, and is within a few short steps of the centre of Falmouth and Events Square. It sleeps 4 and benefits from reserved parking.
A prime waterfront apartment with relaxing views across Port Pendennis Marina. The central location is peaceful yet just a few steps from Events Square and the town centre, and it benefits from reserved parking.
Located within the private Port Pendennis Marina Village in central Falmouth and with picturesque views of the yacht basin, this spacious apartment provides up to four guests with a truly authentic coastal holiday.
A stylish Grade ll listed 18th Century house in the heart of the old town with views of the harbour. Beautifully designed for those seeking 5 Star accommodation with a courtyard garden and off-road parking.
Nightingale House is a spacious waterside property in a prime location in the heart of Falmouth. Perched on the harbour, it has reserved parking, enchanting sea views from most rooms, and a waterside terrace.
Nightingale House and Mews is a stunning waterside property with a sea view from almost every room and the space to accommodate up to 12 lucky guests. It has a large waterfront terrace and reserved parking.
Nightingale Mews is a stunning 2 bedroom newly-built single storey property which has been carefully designed to a high standard. The property benefits from being in a prime location in the heart of Falmouth.
A delightful, one bedroom apartment in the heart of Falmouth. Finished to a very high standard with a gorgeously romantic interior, this hideaway is the perfect place to share a wonderful holiday with a loved one.
A stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse apartment close to the centre of town with parking and a large rooftop terrace offering wonderful views across Falmouth harbour, The Carrick Roads and beyond.
With wonderful views across all of Falmouth Harbour, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and reserved parking, Seaworthy is perfect for up to 5 guests and offers everything you could wish for whilst on a family holiday.
A wonderful family-friendly country house just five miles from Falmouth offering four bedrooms, a kid’s play room and a wood burning stove. Reserved parking and WiFi make this the perfect holiday destination.
A newly renovated third floor apartment in an historic building beside the wharf in Penryn with views across the water. It has 3 bedrooms to sleep up to 6 guests, with the added benefit of reserved parking.
A pretty one bedroom apartment that has been the subject of a complete renovation throughout. Located a few steps from the beach in the grounds of The Falmouth Hotel, it benefits from reserved parking.
A charming newly refurbished one bedroom cottage close to the beach with sea views from the bedroom, beautiful communal gardens, reserved parking and WiFi, and just a short walk to Falmouth town centre
Turning Tides is a peaceful apartment located in a beautiful development. Newly renovated, it has reserved parking and the promenade, beach and all that Falmouth town has to offer are just a short walk away.
A 2 bedroom apartment located in the prestigious Port Pendennis Marina Village in central Falmouth to sleep up to 4 in comfort with reserved parking and WiFi, just a few steps from the heart of the town.