Falmouth has a long-standing history with the sea and is famous for its harbour.
Unbelievably it forms the third deepest natural harbour in all the world and the deepest across Western Europe, which is pretty impressive.
With this amazing port, It has long been the start and sometimes finishes of various round/the/world record/breaking voyages, with the likes of Sir – Robin Knox-Johnston and the famous Dame Ellen MacArthur a very now well know yachts woman.
Falmouth is the nearest port town to the entrance of the English Channel, 2 large Royal Navy squadrons were stationed here way back in the 1970s,
Large battleships and indeed small sea fairing vessels were continually arriving at the port with war prizes taken from the battles with theFrench ships dating back many years ago.
Falmouth has a great range of places to eat out at any time of the day, with wonderful restaurants that cater for all ages and food tastes, and being so close to the sea your going to find some pretty tasty seafood to eat. With Rick Stein having a fish and chip eatery down in the harbour.
Today – Falmouth still remains a busy cargo port and the docking of vessels along with the transfer of cargoes also keep the Falmouth marine facilities busy on a day to – day routine. The port is popular with cruise ship operators, and you will often see some amazing boats docked in the marina.
Falmouth truly has some great attractions such as the amazing award-winning “Maritime Museum”, The wonderful “Falmouth Art” Gallery fantastic shopping and don’t for getting Cornwall’s largest fortress Pendennis Castle, its breathtaking views are a must-see!
Falmouth has a great A-Z directory, HERE on the main Falmouth Website – this is where you can find and access many of the town’s great resources, which include general schools, main emergency services, societies, markets and sellers, marine sector, visitor information and much more.