Falmouth is a two-for-one destination. The Cornish harbourside town lines up all the classic seaside essentials, while its position on the Fal Estuary also makes it a springboard for reaching the sleepy hamlets, meandering creeks and secret gardens of the Roseland Peninsula. This decidedly green spot basks in a mild microclimate, making it bloom like a tropical paradise – even in the frosty winter months.
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A perfect day in Falmouth
Get out on the water and take the ferry from Falmouth to Truro. The journey takes in all the best bits of the Fal River, including waterside villages like Malpas and the Tudor castles of Pendennis and St Mawes. Short on time? Sail ten minutes from Falmouth to Flushing instead, then find a quayside pub.
What better way to soak up the coastal calm of this corner of Cornwall than by spending the night bobbing in your own houseboat? Moored on the Penryn River, just upstream of Falmouth, eco-boat Amelie is all wide windows and watery views. Spend the early morning inside watching the mist over the river clear, or venture out on to the deck to stretch your way into a new day. The centre of Falmouth is just a 30-minute walk away, but you can borrow Amelie’s rowing boat if you’d prefer to float your way downstream. This place has total tranquil vibes. Sleeps 6. From £125.