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Hometown Guide: Falmouth, Cornwall

Our Falmouth shop team give their recommendations for what to see, drink, eat and do in town.

There’s nowhere better for shooting the sea breeze than Falmouth. With its creative community, coastal spirit and some of the best coffees in Cornwall, it’s the perfect place for lazy strolls in the weekend sunshine.

We might be biased; it’s where our studios and head office are, and it’s the site of our second ever Seasalt shop. It means we’ve spent many a lunch break exploring all the best Falmouth has to offer, and we wanted to share with you some of our favourite places to eat, drink and explore. 

For food


Kelly recommends https://www.instagram.com/goodvibescafefalmouth/ for a full cooked breakfast. The smokey, hearty homemade beans will set you up for a day exploring. For lunch, sample some freshly caught fish at Star & Garter. The views are as sensational as the crunchy twice-cooked chips. 

If you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian menu, you’ll find Falmouth delivers its own unique twist on plant-based fare. NUDE Canteen serves poke bowls with ‘tuna’ made from pickled watermelon, and on Saturdays the Sasparella vegan stall pitches up from 12-4 on The Moor selling the most sticky, sweet, scrumptious donuts you’ll ever taste.

For browsing

Falmouth’s high street is one of our favourite places for browsing, with its old bookshops and little boutiques. Sarah loves to visit Botanical Atelier*, a beautifully curated store with plants, accessories for the home and art materials. Get a flavour of what’s on offer with our tutorial on https://blog.seasaltcornwall.com/how-to-create-a-botanical-journal/ with the talented owner and illustrator, Sarah. 

(*Update: Botanical Atelier has sadly closed its doors since we wrote this article, however you can still find Sarah’s beautiful botanical artworks via her online shop.)

 

For more art, Jill recommends the fantastic Falmouth Art Gallery. It showcases a wonderful collection of local paintings, illustrations and charming automatons. Check before you go as it runs fantastic, drop-in workshops for children during school holidays.

For coffee

The Polytechnic Society has long been a cultural hub on Falmouth’s high street, with regular shows, cinema screenings and a gift shop selling handcrafted items from local artisans. It’s recently opened Solskinn on its second floor, a contemporary venue for coffee in the day and stylish cocktails in the evening.

For views 

Ben suggests catching the passenger ferry to Flushing to follow the walk around the headland to Mylor. It’s a trip we love, with sweeping views of the docks and the Fal Estuary. 

 

A little out of the town there’s also a lovely stroll from the warm sand of Gyllyngvase Beach up to Pendennis Point, through shady trees and tropical fauna or over the rocky tidal pools. Reward yourself with a cooling ice cream from the van that’s usually in the car park at the top.

 

What are your favourite places to explore in Falmouth? Let us know on Facebook or Instagram and share where you’re #WearingSeasalt this summer.

 

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