Artists, musicians and explorers are just a few of the people who have been inspired and enamoured by the beautiful town of Falmouth; occupying a picturesque pocket of the curving Cornish coastline, the rugged coves and idyllic inlets of Falmouth’s seaside landscape allure millions of visitors seeking solace and sanctuary. A plethora of attractions will satisfy and seduce travellers, including commanding castles, the epic landscape of the renowned South` West Coast Path and the amazing opportunities to sail the sapphire sea.
Many travellers only associate snorkelling with the warm waters and clear seas of the Caribbean; however, Falmouth’s shimmering waters offer marine enthusiasts the opportunity to observe rare species of sea life. Castle Beach is a beautiful crescent of coastline from which divers and snorkelers can explore rugged rocks and colourful fish; additionally, a smattering of rock pools are perfect places to discover Cornish crabs and manic minnows.
Falmouth’s inspiring aesthetics mean it boasts a rich artistic inheritance, the evidence of which can be enjoyed in Falmouth Art Gallery, a creatively curated collection of seminal works straddling centuries. Hailed as one of England’s leading small art galleries, the museum proudly presents diverse works from artists such as Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon and Gainsborough.
Consistently hailed as one of the South West’s finest restaurants, Oliver’s Restaurant is undoubtedly one of Cornwall’s culinary crowns. Dedicated to innovative interpretations of luscious, locally sourced produce, the restaurant takes an experimental approach to both presentation and preparation. With its rustic charm, the restaurant’s interior does not create the stiff atmosphere usually associated with fine dining establishments so diners can enjoy fine food in a convivial ambience.(33 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD)