4.5 of 5 (4 votes)

Falmouth coastal walk

A leisurely walk (coast) in Cornwall, England, about 2.43km (1.51 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 0:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 31m (101ft)
Loss 17m (55ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Elevation (total) 48m (156ft)
Start & End
Falmouth town (train station)
Distance 2.43km
Duration ~0:30
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by jessicacayatana on 14 May 2010
Catch the lovely local train to Falmouth, stroll through the train and enjoy a lovely pleasant walk along the coast, with sea views and a couple of welcome tea breaks along the way.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid SW811320
Start of the walk
First steps About 0.11 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid SW812320
Come out of the station and turn right on Avenue Road
Cross the main road.. About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
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...and carry on along Gyllyngvase Road which leads to the beach.
The beach. About 0.28 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SW809316
Walk along the beach right to the other side. Nice cafe here which serves food and drinks most of the day.
Join the coastal path About 0.20 km (~0.12 miles) from
OS Grid SW807315
Walk along the coastal path until you get to the next beach.
Second beach: return options About 0.57 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SW802313
This beach also has a cafe. From here you can either go back the way you came, or head up to the other train station (point 7) to make it more of a circular route. We did the first option so I don't know about the roads to the station, but I'm sure there are some quiet options.
Penmere Rail stationn About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid SW798322
The end of the walk (or Falmouth town station if you want to head back the way you came).

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