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Beaches in Falmouth | St Michaels Hotel and Spa


Feel the sand between your toes and breathe in the fresh sea air

Not only are we lucky enough to be just steps from the golden sands of Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth, there are an abundance of stunning beaches surrounding St Michaels Hotel. Cornwall beaches emanate a Carribean feel with bright blue waters. Whether you’re in the mood for adventure or to simply relax and enjoy the sea air, there is something for everyone.

Gyllyngvase Beach is ideal for the adventurers among us with WeSUP and Gylly Adventures offering paddle boarding, coasteering, snorkelling, kayaking and more. The calm waters of the south coast in Cornwall make the perfect spot for a dip in the sea. If you are looking to explore further afield we recommend visiting North Cornwall beaches for turquoise waters and barrelling waves.


Tranquil and safe beaches in Falmouth, perfect for coastal walks, family picnics, Paddle Boarding and Kayaking.

Gyllyngvase Beach (1 min walk)

Castle Beach (10 min walk)

Swanpool Beach (15 min walk)

Maenporth Beach (10 min drive)

Lizard Peninsula:

Dramatic cliff walks and secluded coves.

Kyanance Cove – National Trust (45 min drive)

Mullion Cove (45 min drive)

Kennack Sands Beach (45 min drive)

Church Cove (45 min drive)

Loe Bar Beach (40 min drive)

Coverack Beach (40 min drive)

Roseland Peninsula:

Rolling hills, hidden huts and popular with families.

Porthcurnick Beach (50 min drive)

Pendower Beach (50 min drive)

Porthluney Beach (1 hr drive)

Gorran Haven Beach (1 hr drive)

North Coast cornwall:

Wide sands and big waves, perfect for Surfing, Body Boarding and long walks.

Chapel Porth Beach – National Trust (40 min drive)

Perranporth Beach (40 min drive)

Godrevy Beach – National Trust (45 min drive)

Fistral Beach (50 min drive)

Gwithian Beach (45 min drive)

Crantock Beach – National Trust (50 min drive)

Watergate Bay (1 hr drive)

West Cornwall:

Fishing villages and sandy coves.

Porthmeor Beach (1 hr drive)

Porthminster Beach (55 min drive)

Carbis Bay (50 min drive)

Praa Sands Beach (40 min drive)

Sennen Beach (1 hr drive)

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