Explore Falmouth Harbour, Steeped in Maritime History

Falmouth Harbour Cornwall

Falmouth Harbour is the world’s third deepest, natural harbour after Sydney and Rio de Janeiro. It is home to excellent restaurants, sandy beaches and a thriving arts scene.

Where sleek yachts moor alongside the notable working boats, throughout the summer season there are loads of activities here. These range from festivals and beach life to art exhibitions and water sports. Every year thousands of visitors arrive to view Falmouth, one of the most historic, yet thriving towns in Cornwall.

Caravans for rent in Falmouth are at a premium in the summer not least because they provide affordable accommodation for families and groups of friends. You can explore Falmouth Harbour and the surrounding region at your own pace, and you can book directly with the holiday home owners on Rent My Caravan.

Falmouth History

Around the time of the 16th century Falmouth was no more than a fishing village on the outskirts of Penryn, the main market town. During the following century Sir John Killigrew, a local man, suggested the development of the deep-water harbour. This resulted in Falmouth Harbour becoming the base for the Packet Ships which carried mail to the Colonies and the Continent. Business developed rapidly with a large fishing industry. And in the 19th century, the founding of the Falmouth Docks Company marked the beginning of a thriving ship-building industry that remains here, even today.

National Maritime Museum

This encounter with the maritime scene provides a wealth of oceanic adventures. This year’s main exhibition is Search and Rescue where you can meet the heroes of the seas, step into a lifeboat or climb aboard a Navy helicopter. You’ll find interactive displays that include an underwater gallery, a navigation station and model sailing boats. Providing fun for all the family, the National Maritime Museum offers a children’s galley with pirate school, boat making and a gigantic magnetic wall puzzle, providing hours of entertainment.

Water-sports in the Falmouth Harbour region

No matter if you fancy becoming a fully-fledged sailor, or just want to take your first steps in the yachting world, the choice of water sports facilities in the Falmouth region is second to none. There are yachting schools that will give you instruction. Fleets of cruisers and dinghies offer all manner of boating encounters for all ages, from young person’s sailing clubs to family sailing holidays. The situation of the open waters of Falmouth Bay, the south coast of Cornwall and beyond, and the sheltered waterways of the Carrick Roads, ensures that this is the perfect location to experience sailing. Choose from an intensive RYA sailing course, a skippered excursion or an introductory session on the seas.

 Falmouth’s Fish Restaurants

Of course, with all the nearby finishing industries, it would be a shame not to taste some of the fruits of the sea during your holiday stay.  There are many seafood restaurants in the town to choose from, with long time favourites being served. These include such classic meals as fish and chips, shucked oysters, grilled lobster, moules mariniere and sea bream. All the fish is fresh from Falmouth Harbour

Caravans for rent in Falmouth

Do you own a holiday home anywhere in Cornwall, or in the Falmouth harbour area? Would you like to maximise your rentals potential? You can benefit from reasonable advertising rates on the Rent My Caravan portal. The site reaches thousands of visitors each month, seeking static caravans for rent in Falmouth and throughout the UK.

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