Mevagissey harbour  Visiting Cornwall Logo - background is part of Bodmin Moor as seen from Jamaica Inn at Altarnun. The road in the picture is the main A30 through Cornwall. Eden Project near St Austell 



Gyllyngvase is one of the four beaches in the immediate vicinity of Falmouth. It is the largest beach in Falmouth and has white sand that slopes gently to the sea. It faces south-east and is sheltered from the prevailing winds. There are rock pools to explore. Views of Pendennis Castle to the east.
Awarded a Blue Flag in 2011.

The beach is south of Falmouth town centre on Cliff Road. Gyllyngvase Road leads from the A39 (at Melville Road) to the beach. It is on the South West Coast Footpath.

Swimming & Surfing
Good beach for swimming and has lifeguard cover in the summer season.

Disabled access, toilets, beach cafe and lifeguard cover during the summer. It is one of the beaches where you can hire a sand chair for disabled people (book well in advance on 01326 312884).

Limited parking in Cliff Road. Several car parks in Falmouth town centre.

Dog Friendly
Dogs are banned from this beach from Easter Day to the beginning of October.

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