Gyllyngvase Beach


Gyllyngvase Beach, often referred to as ‘Gylly’ by locals, is a prominent beach located in Falmouth, Cornwall. Known for its fine, soft sand and clear blue waters, it is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Gyllyngvase has earned the prestigious Blue Flag award, signifying its high environmental and safety standards.

The beach offers excellent conditions for swimming and paddling, appealing particularly to families due to its gently sloping seabed. Water sports such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and snorkeling are also popular here, supported by the presence of lifeguards during the summer.

From Gyllyngvase, visitors can enjoy panoramic views across Falmouth Bay, extending towards the Manacles. The beach is equipped with amenities including showers, toilets, and a large parking area, ensuring a comfortable visit for all.

Adjacent to the beach is the Gyllyngvase Cafe, a contemporary establishment serving a range of local culinary delights. This cafe offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy their meals with a scenic view of the coastline.

Additionally, Gyllyngvase Beach serves as a starting point for a picturesque coastal walk towards Swanpool Beach, showcasing Cornwall’s stunning coastal scenery and biodiversity.

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About Falmouth

Falmouth is a vibrant town in Cornwall situated on a harbour with stunning beaches and many things to see and do around the area.

The impressive harbour is home to a vast amount of ships and activities. The town is surrounded by some stunning beaches all with their own individual charm and beauty.

The town itself is a bustling hub of different bars and restaurants as well as shops. There are some fantastic accommodation options in Falmouth and it is certainly a must-see place if you are visiting Cornwall.

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