Situated on the south coast of Cornwall, fabulous Falmouth is a bustling harbour town full of culture and community with a rich maritime history. The port has a deep-water dock, so it’s easy to while away the hours watching the hive of shipping activity. While many sailing enthusiasts will be familiar with Falmouth, it’s also fast becoming one of Cornwall’s most exciting towns with a large art scene, some excellent eateries and a fair scattering of independent shops and galleries, too.
The climate is mild which is reflected in the luscious local plant life and the calm waters at Falmouth’s three main beaches; Swanpool, Gyllyngvase and Maenporth. These beaches need big swells to break, and that tends to be more likely from December to February, when an Atlantic storm rolls through or when a solid southwesterly swell marches up from the Bay of Biscay.
If you’re chasing a Cornish sunset, The Knob offers a 360-degree view of the water. To get there you’ll pass Quissett Harbor, sprinkled with sailboats and makes another fantastic backdrop to watch the sunset.