Castle Beach

Castle Beach is the most northerly of all the Falmouth beaches, situated alongside Pendennis point. Rocky sections mean that at low tide it is regarded as an excellent beach for rockpooling as well as diving and snorkelling. As you walk way from the Pendennis Point end of the beach, rockpools give way to golden sand as the beach joins Tunnel Beach. The majority of the whole beach can be covered at high tide, so this is something that needs to be remembered.
Castle Beach Cafe – provides hot and cold drinks, ice creams, pasties, paninis, sandwiches and light meals. There is a large sundeck area, with tables and chairs. The shop sells beach balls, buckets and spades. The café opens Easter to September. Website click here.

There is no lifeguard service on this beach.

There is no dedicated car park for this beach, although there is plenty of road parking nearby, the nearest car park being situated along Pendennis Point.

Public transport
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 Castle Drive. For a timetable click here.

Fal River Links – for information on reaching Falmouth’s beaches via the Park & Float scheme or via boat from neighbouring villages.

See here for information about dogs on beaches in Cornwall.

Sand Safe
The new campaign from Falmouth Town Council and Safer Falmouth aiming to improve beach safety by promoting these three simple rules: 

  1. No open fires on the beaches
  2. Clean up after your dog and adhere to summer dog restrictions
  3. Bin your litter and leave only footprints

Read more here.