Gyllyngvase Beach

Gyllyngvase Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Cornwall, a Blue Flag status beach, with its wide arc of golden sand and inviting sea. Great amenities, with award-winning cafe, yet still only a 15 minute walk away from Falmouth town centre. 

Gylly Beach Cafe is built over the beach and offers fantastic views from its sundrenched terrace and is open all year round. Prides itself on utilising wherever possible, local produce and best environmental practice. Fresh contemporary menu – expect lots of fish/shellfish, salads, tapas, accompanied by chilled out acoustic music sessions. Perfect place for a romantic meal or a family gathering by the beach. For their website click here

WESUP is Cornwall’s first dedicated stand up Paddleboard centre operating from Gylly Beach and new for 2011!. For more info visit WESUP website.

Adjacent to Gylly Beach Cafe is a small building which sells take-away food, ice-cream and beach goodies throughout the summer months. Public toilets are located 20 yards away

There is RNLI Lifeguard cover between May – September at Gyllyngvase Beach

Travelling by car – there is a large Cornwall Council run car park 100 yards away.

Gyllyngvase Beach is a 15 minute walk from the centre of town and is also linked via the South West Coastpath to Swanpool Beach and Nature Reserve

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.

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.