Falmouth is one of the top holiday destinations in the UK providing the visitor with everything from beautiful Blue Flag beaches to the bustling town centre offering a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Falmouth has been a flourishing port for over 400 years and the historic natural harbour is the third largest in the world. Falmouth Harbour is a hive of activity throughout the year and the port hosts a wide range of marine and maritime events. Everything from the spectacular J Class Yachts to the Oyster Festival.
Falmouth is on the South West Coast Path and is surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty including Helford, the River Fal and the lovely, tranquil Roseland Peninsula. This makes Falmouth the ideal base for your holiday in Cornwall, whatever your interests.
Blue Flag Beaches, Parks and Gardens
Falmouth Sea Front is one of the focal points of the town with the lovely, Blue Flag, Gyllyngvase Beach together with Castle Beach and the Swanpool Beach Leisure Centre. Falmouth also has several lovely and beautifully maintained gardens including Queen Mary Gardens and the Princess Pavilion with its listed bandstand and free entertainment on most summer evenings. The extensive Kimberley Park is just two minutes walk from Parklands. There are also several gardens within a short drive including Trebah, Glendurgan and Trelissick.
University College Falmouth
The town is also now a centre of artistic and academic excellence with University College Falmouth. As a consequence, the town has an ever expanding range of galleries featuring talented local artists. Falmouth has everything for a lovely and memorable holiday at Parklands.