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Castle beach, Cornwall

Castle Beach is situated just to the west of Pendennis Point, Falmouth on the south coast of Cornwall. The narrow stretch of coarse sand and shingle lies immediately seaward of Cliff Road and curves in a tight crescent eastwards from Tunnel and Gyllyngvase beaches in the southwest to Pendennis Point.

South facing, Castle Beach is overlooked by, and named after, Pendennis Castle. It is suitable for picnics and allows safe bathing and can be found opposite the Falmouth Hotel.

Situated about a mile from the centre of Falmouth, Castle Beach although less sandy than Swanpool and Gyllyngvase, can still be busy in summer. It is fronted by flat rocks running its full length and backed by a narrow walkway.

In season there is a small beach café, which offers body boards and deckchairs for hire. Toilets are located immediately above the beach. Access to the beach is via a concrete ramp leading down from Cliff Road. There is no lifeguard cover at Castle Beach and a seasonal dog ban from Easter Day to October 1st.

Further amenities are present at Gyllyngvase Beach about half a mile away to the southwest whilst all other facilities are available in the town.

Tunnel Beach lies sandwiched between Castle and Gyllyngvase beaches and is connected to both beaches at low water. It can be reached via a narrow subway, running under the promenade from the seaward entrance to Princes Pavilion and then via steps.


 Flora and Fauna

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Seasonal dog ban


 Rescue equipment



OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

OS Explorer Map 103: The Lizard, Falmouth and Helston

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in St Mawes, Falmouth, Mylor and Penryn.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:




	arrowSt Mawes


Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Roseland, Redruth, Truro and Mullion.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowPendennis Castle

	arrowNational Maritime Museum

	arrowPhoenix Cinema

	arrowPotager Garden

St. Mawes

	arrowLamorran House Gardens


	arrowPenryn Museum

	arrowRaze the Roof

	arrowFlicka Foundation Horse and Donkey Sanctuary


	arrowGerrans Heritage Centre




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