The name Gyllyngvase comes from the Cornish 'an gilen vas' meaning 'the shallow inlet'. It is Falmouth's most popular and largest beach with soft sand, rockpools, and calm conditions. A perfect spot for families.
Just a 15 minute walk from Falmouth town centre, and an 8 minute walk (0.4 miles) from Falmouth Town train station, makes Gyllyngvase a perfect foraging spot for people without their own transport.Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Meeting Place Queen Mary Gardens Queen Mary Gardens is just to the right hand side of the beach, behind the toilet blocks. We usually meet on the first patch of grass, I will (probably) be the only person with a basket!
Cliff Road, Falmouth TR11 4PA will take you to Queen Mary Gardens. There is a Council run pay and display car park to the right of the gardens, but there is also plenty of free parking down the residential side roads on the opposite side. We usually find free on-road parking in Fenwick Road (TR11 4DR).
Falmouth Town Train Station: 0.4 miles, 8 minute walk