30th October 2014
Back on the South coast of Cornwall we visited Falmouth, a port on the River Fal. Known for it’s vibrant culture, Falmouth offers visitors the best of food and drink, retail therapy and stunning views.
Starting on the high street we took in all of the shops and indulged in a little retail therapy. From traditional Cornish stores, to art galleries and vintage clothing shops, Falmouth has something for everyone.
After our fill of shops and cafe’s we took a seat beside the harbour to watch the boats go by. Flanked on one side by the Maritime Museum it was the perfect place to soak up the afternoon sun.
The National Maritime Museum is a fascinating place to visit if you have time. It’s mission is to promote an understanding of boats and their place in people’s lives, and of the maritime heritage of Cornwall.
After watching the boats go by we wandered over to Gyllyngvase beach. It was slightly overcast but that never put the Cornish off a day at the beach. Families were building sandcastles, eating ice cream and looking round the gardens near by.
Chasing the sun we noticed a bright blue sky over Flushing, a coastal village opposite Falmouth. We raced around the bay and sat on the wall soaking up the summer sun with the best view of Falmouth.