Maenporth Beach

Maenporth Beach is a beautiful sandy cove, approximately 2 miles from Falmouth town centre, perfect for sun bathing, rockpooling fishing and boating. Maenporth Beach offers great views across Falmouth Bay towards Pendennis Castle and some superb coastal walking opportunities onwards towards the Helford river area.

As with Swanpool Beach there are excellent family facilities that include a cafe, car parking and the opportunity to hire out or book from here, a range of watersports activities including kayaking, sailing and scuba diving. To find out more about Lifes’ A Beach Maenporth click here.

There is no RNLI Beach Lifeguard presence on this beach.

Car parking is available directly behind the beach. Cost: £3 per visit during the summer months.

Public toilets are available on site

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.

Maenporth is approximately 45-60 min walk from Falmouth town centre via the South West Coast Path that links it to Gyllyngvase Beach (3 miles) and Swanpool Beach (2 miles).

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.