Explore the coastline

Cornwall’s coastline is world famous, so if you’re wanting to enjoy it, explore it and have a cottage near it then Ash Barn will suit you right down to the ground. No matter if it’s the great local beaches, or perhaps heading further afield, there’s definitely no shortage of sea views on a day out!

Great coastal Days:

Exploring the local area
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Swanpool Beach

Located on Falmouth’s outskirts, Swanpool Beach and nature reserve is a pretty and friendly sand and shingle beach. It’s one of the best places in all of Cornwall for kayaking, while the café, crazy golf and water sports will keep the family entertained.

Gyllyngvase Beach

Arguably Falmouth’s most popular beach – and certainly its largest – Gyllyngvase has a fine crescent of sand that makes it both popular with families and great for water sport. It’s a regular winner of the Blue Flag Award, so you know it’s clean too.

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St Mawes and the Roseland

Falmouth is arguably the best place in Cornwall to climb aboard a boat, with numerous operators running to a wide choice of destinations. A boat ride is the best way to explore the River Fal, with all its picturesque twists and turns.

The Helford Estuary

Just a few miles’ drive from Falmouth is the scenic Helford Estuary. Towards the sea are sheltered beaches such as Polgwidden, Porth Saxon and Helford Passage, while inland are seven creeks leading off the river, each with its own distinct character.

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Wraps around the Cornish coast

The South West Coast Path

If you want to really take in as much of Cornwall’s stunning coastline as possible, we recommend walking at least some sections of the South West Coast Path. The six-mile stretch between Falmouth and Helford Passage is particularly stunning.