Holidays in Falmouth enjoy the ideal holiday base to explore the area from, with many opportunities for ‘car free’ days out, enjoying transport links from Falmouth by bus, rail and boat. Visitors can take pleasure boat cruises around the Fal estuary or up the beautiful Helford River. Take the ferry to Truro or St Mawes, and you’ll be able to experience the beautiful scenery along the way.
Many people visiting Falmouth go for the gardens, with four major gardens in Falmouth and a further three close by. From Falmouth, you can also enjoy many boating activities, including shark fishing, sailing, sea safaris and water sports; a boaters paradise!
Stay in Falmouth and a visit to Pendennis castle is a must. Find out more on our blog: A day out at Pendennis Castle.
Ideal for short breaks out of season, Falmouth is the perfect location to enjoy a self catering holiday. The town has a rich tradition of hosting a year-round programme of events, from sailing regattas to live music and an abundance of food and drink festivals. The Fal River festival takes place each year in May, with events taking place in Falmouth, Truro and the Roseland Peninsula celebrating the culture and history of this Cornish river.
The pure volume of things to do in and around Falmouth means that you are promised an eventful stay, whatever time of the year.
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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days.There is also a full events line-up which includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.
4th - 13th August 2017
Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!
12th - 15th October 2017
The Fal River Autumn Walking Festival has over 100 inspiring walks for all ages and abilities and aims to get people exploring the River Fal and enjoy the brilliant Autumnal colour in the area.
Always a popular event, the Beer Festival takes places annually at the Princess Pavillions. Admission includes a commemorative festival glass and offers over 250 cask ales, 100 ciders and perries, fruit wines and bottled beers.
19th - 22nd October 2017
Celebrating the life and works of this renowned author, the Du Maurier community festival in Fowey has grown into a popular annual event.
May 2018 (date to be confirmed)
An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day includes craft stalls and traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession.
8th May 2018
A ten day festival celebrating life on River Fal. The not-for-profit event encorporates music and drama, arts and heritage, gig racing, swimming and lots more.
TBC May 2018
Polperro holds an annual 9 day festival with a craft fayre, live music, comedy nights and a procession. The festival is completely free to attend so make sure you visit to experience Polperro at its best.
TBC June 2018
The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.
TBC June 2018