Gyllyngvase, ‘Gylly’, Beach – An Gilan Vas – The Shallow Inlet
Very popular among visitors to Falmouth this award winning beach is crescent shaped and always sandy. Situated close to the road and adjacent to a large car-park this is an easy access beach for the disabled. There is a, ‘Sand Chair’, available to assist with entering the water and maneuvering on the beach. Please call (01326)312884 in advance as booking is essential.
The beach received Blue Flag status in 2011 for water quality, environmental qualities and facilities. RNLI Lifeguards operate between May and September and are easily identifiable from their central location.
The Council run toilets are open all year round and regularly checked. The, ‘Gylly Beach’, cafe, also open all year round, offers a diverse menu plus regular evening entertainment. During summer months ice-creams and beach equipment can be purchased from a kiosk run by the beach cafe. ‘Gylly’, beach is the only beach in Falmouth to offer the popular activity of paddle boarding that is managed by Wesup Paddleboarding Centre based on the beach.
From the beach you can explore the adjacent Queen Mary Gardens that were opened in 1912 to commemorate the Queen’s coronation. The garden is well stocked with tropical and native plants. The magnificent Gunnera are popular among the children for hiding among although be warned there are marshy ponds beneath most of them!
From the gardens or the beach you can follow a coastal footpath on to Swanpool beach admiring the truly stunning views along the way.