It has done so for countless artists, sailors, explorers, musicians and boatbuilders for centuries. From Robin Knox- Johnston and Remy, to Ellen Macarthur and Henry Moore, many have sought solace, inspiration, sanctuary and escape among the inlets and creeks of the Fal estuary and the coves and cliffs of the stunning Cornish coastline.
Falmouth for example, has the world's third largest deep-water harbour and is the country's first and last port. It is framed by Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) along the Helford and Fal Rivers and Roseland Peninsula, located on the outstanding South West Coast Path, a magnet for walkers, picnickers and families alike and is renowned as the one of UK’s premier day sailing destination.
Its history abounds with tales of heroic maritime exploits and endeavours, from the days of the Packet ships and Trafalgar Way, to more recent around the world challenges, while its creative heritage boasts names such as Picasso, Henry Tuke and Man Ray. Today, as well as being a beautiful visitor destination, Falmouth is at the forefront of the region’s artistic and marine excellence.
Falmouth, the spirit of the sea.
Sailing in Falmouth, Cornwall - credit Cornwall Marine Network
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