From its Tudor castle to waterfront restaurants, from the maritime museum to its semi-tropical gardens, Falmouth is one of Cornwall’s classiest destinations. There’s also a fascinating working dockside and popular sandy beaches. The town’s pastel-painted terraces offer photogenic views across one of the world’s great natural harbours.
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Surprisingly, in the heart of the south Cornish coast is this protected, undeveloped area of farmland, coves and headlands. There are no towns but little gems like Portloe’s tiny fishing harbour among jagged rocks and St Mawes’ glamorous Riviera-style waterfront with views and water taxis to Falmouth.