Cornwall Beach Guide

Castle Beach

Description:
Castle Beach is a popular family beach to the west of Pendennis Point, Falmouth. There is a long but narrow strip of sand and at low tide extensive rocks and rock pools are exposed. Pendennis Castle can be visited and there is lots to see in Falmouth.
Safety:
Signs warn of slippery rocks and not to use inflatables. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
There is road parking above Castle Beach. There is a slipway to the beach, which may be too steep for wheel chairs. There are also steps to the beach at the east end of the beach.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Castle Beach from Easter Day to October 1 (Guide Dogs excepted).
Directions:
Falmouth is about 10 miles from Truro. At Truro follow the directions for Falmouth on the A39. Keep on the A39 to Falmouth and follow the A39 through Falmouth. On the A39 turn right at a mini roundabout (signs to "Beaches") on to Pennance Road. Take the 2nd left and follow this road past Gyllyngvase car park onto Cliff Road for parking above Castle Beach.
Post Code:
TR11 4NZ.
Parking:
Road car parking along Cliff Road above Castle Beach. There is also a car park by Gyllyngvase Beach and there are 2 small car parks on Pendennis Point.
Toilets:
Yes, by the beach (note these are only open in summer).
Facilities:
Beach shop on Castle Beach.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Swanpool Beach (2 miles, sandy beach, disabled access)
Gyllyngvase Beach (less than 1 mile, sandy beach, disabled access)
St Mawes (17 miles, seaside town, sandy beaches)
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