This is the climate diagram for Falmouth. During July, maximum temperatures climb above 19°. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 4° in February. The rainiest month is December, while the driest month is May.
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Lettings can be chosen based on various criteria. Above, you will find the number of properties that offer a specific feature in Falmouth. You can easily find a property matching your criteria in Falmouth if you can't imagine a holiday without internet or you never miss an episode of your favourite show, as a lot of the lettings offer internet or TVs. It is also possible to look for a holiday rental if you want to sweat it out in a sauna , as 37 of the listed lettings there include saunas.
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With a Falmouth holiday home you can discover this Cornish gem
A holiday home In Falmouth makes for the perfect base to explore one of the country's most scenic and underrated regions. From walks along the stunning coastlines to exploring the historic architecture, there's plenty to do for all the family. Newquay and Penzance make wonderful day trips from your Falmouth holiday home and the coastal location means that the fish doesn't come any fresher, so you can be sure to eat well while in Cornwall.
Getting to Falmouth: arrving in Falmouth by car or train
There are several ways to reach Falmouth but the most convenient and time efficient is either by car or train. Most visitors arriving by car will take the M5 and the A30. There is a large pay and display car park in the city centre for when you're visiting the attractions.
You can also get to your Falmouth holiday cottage by train. Truro will be the main connection point for most people. Here you will need to change to the local Falmouth branch. The journey takes about 20 minutes and there are several trains departing every hour. The area is also served by local buses in nearby towns and cities including Truro.
The weather in Falmouth: enjoy pleasant temperatures in Falmouth
The southern location of Falmouth, which is in the county of Cornwall, means that it rarely gets freezing, and in the summer the temperatures hover around the mid-20°C. In the summer, sea temperatures rise to around 15°C making it suitably warm for swimming or watersports; the area is also well known for its surfing.
What to see when you visit: go nautical when visiting Falmouth
This sedate and largely isolated part of the country really punches above its weight when it comes to sights and attractions. The most famous landmark to visit when you book a holiday letting in Falmouth is Pendennis Castle. Built in the 16th century by Henry VIII, the property is now owned by the English Heritage and free guided tours are available. Cornwall is surrounded by the coast which makes Falmouth the perfect location for the National Maritime Museum. The pretty harbour-side location is the perfect home for the several galleries which cover a wide variety of topics, from weather to the history of the area.
No stay in a Falmouth holiday letting is complete without climbing Jacob's Ladder. The aptly named attraction is a steep stairway which offers panoramic views from the top. There are several beaches in Falmouth, the most popular being Gyllyngvase. Castle, Swanpool and Maenporth are small but just as pretty. Glendurgan Garden is a stunning tropical garden which is owned by the National Trust. The garden, built in the early 19th century, boasts a maze and a selection of flora that would impress even the most die-hard botanist.
Cycling, fishing and watersports are all popular activities in Falmouth. Surfers should check out Trago Mills. They stock a large variety of surf related shops where you can pick up everything you need to take to the waves. The town also has a large selection of pubs and bars where you can stop off for a drink or a bite to eat.
Excursions from Falmouth: what to see and do around Falmouth
The sea around Falmouth is home to an incredible range of marine wildlife, so a boat trip is a must - you can see whales, bottlenose dolphins, basking sharks, grey seals and more! AK Wildlife Cruises offer 4- or 7-hour whale and dolphin watching trips from Falmouth Marina.
Penzance makes a great day trip from your holiday letting in Falmouth, and there is much to see including the plethora of Regency architecture and Penlee House. The town is also awash with quaint shops where you can pick up trinkets and souvenirs.
Truro is the closest large town to Falmouth and its holiday homes, and can be easily accessed by car or train. Here you can find the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Cathedral.
Cornwall is famous for its surfing and in the summer the water is pleasantly warm. Newquay is one of the more popular spots to surf and is only around 40km from Falmouth. There's also much to see in Newquay besides taking to the waves so consider making a day of it and taking some time to explore.
Cornwall's gardens, castles and beautiful beaches
Trebah is home to 26 acres of sub-tropical gardens, as well as a secluded beach. Highlights include the 100-year-old rhododendron hedge and the forest of large-leaved giant gunnera plants.
Built by Henry VIII, Pendennis Castle is a fort that has protected the British shores since Tudor times. Explore the role of this fort during WW1, see an 18th c. cannon being fired or simply take in the coastal views.
With its subtropical plants, 180-year-old cherry laurel maze and sheltered beach, Glendurgan Garden is a great place to take the whole family.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Situated by Falmouth's harbour, the National Maritime Museum is a celebration of Cornwall's maritime heritage. There is a large collection of boats and an indoor pool where you can sail model yachts.
On the edge of Falmouth, Swanpool beach will delight watersports lovers with dinghy sailing, kayaking and windsurfing opportunities.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Falmouth?
On average, a Hotel rooms or Bed & Breakfast rentals in Falmouth costs £46 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Falmouth?
There are currently 1,138 holiday homes in Falmouth to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Falmouth?
The top three amenities our customers choose for holiday rentals in Falmouth are internet, TVs and gardens.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Falmouth?
With 1,138 holiday rentals available in Falmouth, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Falmouth holiday home?
Yes, there are 121 holiday homes in Falmouth that allow pets, with an average price of £174 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Falmouth?
Book your Falmouth holiday in May or September to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.
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