The beach gets it's name from the small lake behind the beach. The lake includes a very important nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest - Swanpool Local Nature Reserve. The precise mix of fresh and salt water enables a wide variety of wildlife to thrive here; including the Trembling Sea Mat, which is not found anywhere else in the UK.
The Cornwall Wildlife Trust have a reserve at the northern end of the lake.
There is an early 18th century mine partly under and partly to the west of the lake.
The beach faces south-east and is primarily fine sand with a few rocks; mainly near the edges of the beach.
South of Falmouth on Swanpool Road. Also on the South West Coast Footpath between Gyllingvase and Maenporth beaches.
By Road: As you enter Falmouth follow the "Beaches" signs until you see the "Swanpool Beach" sign and then follow that.
Swimming & Surfing
Good beach for swimming and water sports. Also good for new surfers in the right weather conditions.
Beach cafe, toilets, beach huts, crazy golf, WiFi hotspot
There is a car park in Swanpool Road at the southern end of Swanpool Lake.
Dogs are banned from this beach from Easter Day to the beginning of October.
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