Delightful cove with adjoining Swanpool Lake Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientifc Interest (SSSI). Excellent watersport centre where you can try your hand at dinghy sailing, kayaking or windsurfing. Bouncy castle located on the beach during the summer months for the smaller children.
Swanpool Beach Cafe and Activity Centre
Award winning cafe serving great selection of teas, coffees, sandwiches and ice-creams. Elemantal UK Watersports school is based at Swanpool beach and operates all year round catering for groups large and small, teaching and offering for hire: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, coasteering lessons or raft building.
For more information visit Swanpool Beach website or contact Swanpool Beach on 01326 314740
Behind the beach is Swanpool lake, a mix of fresh and salt water habitats that plays host to over 100 species of bird including regular visitors such as grebe and tufted ducks, siskins and kingfishers. A good supply of food is provided by the fish and eels that enter the pool through the culvert, the larvae in the mud, and the insects that are harboured in the reed beds at the margins of the pool. The stars of the lake however are the swans. Beneath the water is an extremely rare animal called the Trembling Sea Mat a microscopic animal called bryozoa which live in underwater colonies and thrive at Swanpool on the balance of salt and fresh water. The Trembling Sea Mat is the only one of its kind in Britain, a fact that has led to the pool being given status as a Site of Special Scientific Interest as mentioned.
There is no RNLI Lifeguard service operating on this beach.
There is also a crazy golf course situated adjacent to the public car park, 50 yards behind the beach. Car park is £2.00 per day April-Oct.
Public toilets are located adjacent to the car park.
The Maritime Train Line service connects Falmouth to Truro via a twice hourly service. Alight at Falmouth Docks or Falmouth Town station stops both a 5 min walk from the beaches along Casle Drive. For a timetable click here.
Western Greyhound 500 bus links Falmouth's beaches along to Maenporth. For more info click here.
Fal River Links - for information on reaching Falmouth's beaches via the Park & Float scheme or via boat from neighbouring villages, click here.
Swanpool Beach is approximately 20-25 walk from the town centre and can also be reached on foot via the South West Coast Path that links it to Gyllyngvase Beach (0.5miles) and Maenporth Beach (2 miles).