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Five priceless things to do on Falmouth’s beaches


free things to do in falmouth at the beach

Sometimes the most enjoyable things in life don’t have to cost you a penny. With such stunning scenery on our doorsteps provided by mother nature herself, save your money and embrace the free things in life with our guide to five priceless beach activities in Falmouth.

Read a book

Reading is such a relaxing past-time, and even more so with the sound of the waves in the background. Choose a clear day and a quiet spot to lay a towel down and breathe in the sea air whilst getting stuck into a good book. Check out our list of Cornish-inspired novels that are practically impossible to put down.

Swim in the ocean

Take a dip in Cornish waters for an exhilarating and cleansing experience. There is no better therapy than a sea swim. You’ll not find a more spacious, cheaper swimming pool than the vast ocean.



On a sunny day, we know a place for lunch that never runs out of space. Fill up your wicker basket with goodies and head down to the nearest beach for a coastal picnic. With some pretty spectacular dining views, just be careful of unwanted, feathered guests trying to join in the feast.

Skim stones

If you haven’t skimmed a stone on a beach, did you really visit Cornwall? Find the flattest rock possible and perfect your technique before challenging your opponent to a skimming competition. Our private beach is just a stone’s throw away from the hotel and perfect for an exclusive competition.


walk the dog

Let them bury their paws in the sand with a brisk dog walk along the seafront. Most of Falmouth‘s beaches are dog friendly outside of the summer season. Grab their favourite ball or find a stick and let them scamper, jump and catch to their heart’s content. A beach day is guaranteed to get the tails wagging. Wishing your dog could join you in the summer? Check out our list of dog friendly beaches all-year round.

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