To the beach
Our corner of the map is home to over 300 beaches, making up an impressive 250 miles of coastline. From vast, golden stretches, lighthouse-guarded inlets, and ancient smugglers’ coves, to iconic sandy beaches, world-renowned surfing spots, and tranquil coastal gems. Discover the best beaches in and around Falmouth.
Stroll 20 minutes through the town to Falmouth’s seafront, where Gyllyngvase Beach (known by the locals as Gylly Beach) awaits. Grab a coffee or brunch at the award-winning beach cafe, and join the kayakers, paddle boarders and sea swimmers at this Blue Flag favourite.
Neighbouring Gylly Beach, this sandy patch is home to a network of rockpools and marine-life. Pendennis Castle sits overhead, giving the beach its regal name. Clamber over the rocks and find a secluded spot to soak up the sun, or tuck into a delicious panini or slice of homemade cake from the local cafe.
Falmouth’s beaches are all connected by a series of winding salt paths. Walk from Swanpool to Maenporth Beach on our impressive patch of the south coast, passing sweeping sapphire seas and secret coves. If you don’t fancy the walk, this family-friendly beach is just a short 10 minute drive from The Greenbank Hotel.
On the water
Discover an ocean-full of watersports in Falmouth. Whether you prefer to be on the water, or in it, get your wetsuit and your sea legs at the ready as you set sail on your next adventure.
If you’re looking to dip your toe into watersports in Falmouth, you’re in safe hands with Gylly Adventures. Their friendly team are ready to show you the ropes. Grab a paddleboard or kayak and learn a new water-based skill. Our guests can enjoy 15% discount when quoting GREENBANK.
Falmouth Boat Hire
Experience Cornwall from a different perspective. Hire a private boat, and navigate the estuary yourself, admiring remarkable sea life and postcard-worthy scenery at your own pace. No prior experience needed and we are on the end of a phone for your entire trip. Our guests qualify for 10% discount when booking by quoting Greenbank.
Cornwall Fishing Adventures
Fall hook, line and sinker in love with our maritime town, and get a taste for the local seafood with a fishing trip. Cornwall Fishing Adventures will share their expertise, and help you reel something delicious in for dinner. Greenbank guests can enjoy 10% discount on all trips.
Falmouth Bay Tailored Tours
Comfortably able to cater for groups of up to six, Carmen Rose is a brand new Galeon Galia day boat. Sunbathe, enjoy a picnic and a tipple of two, see incredible sights, and anchor off in a beautiful bay for an unforgettable swim. Our guests can enjoy 10% discount when quoting GREENBANK.