Five great reasons to visit Falmouth in October
9th Sep 2013
At the entrance to the third largest harbour in the world, Falmouth has been shaped by its strong connection to the sea and captivating maritime heritage.
With independent shops, golden beaches, tranquil estuary waters, a working harbour and the sea beyond, Falmouth really does have it all.
Rick has always been fascinated by Falmouth, “From childhood reading, it was one of those romantic ports where ships left to rescue nobles from revolutionary France in Scarlet Pimpernel novels.”
With the streets quietened after the summer surge, October is a great time for a relaxing day trip to Falmouth.
1) Oyster Festival – from the 10th – 13th October Falmouth celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season with chef demonstrations, live music and plenty of oyster tastings.
2) Autumn Walking Festival – From the rolling hills and peaceful waters of the estuary to historical points and world heritage sites, Fal River have some great walking ideas to enjoy.
3) National Maritime Museum – With 15 galleries boasting hands-on activities, talks, lectures, workshops, rotating events and exhibitions as well as a 100ft look-out tower, there is plenty to see and do.
4) Pendennis point – On the edge of Falmouth, Pendennis point dominates the coastline and boasts a great vantage point for a little storm watching.
5) We had to include our fish restaurant in the list and our 2-course lunch for £12.95 is the perfect excuse to visit Rick Stein’s Fish.