Pendennis Head

Well here we are after a long break! I’ve been keeping the other plates spinning and not had time for this one, but our walk today inspired me to get back to sharing here again.

Taking in a train ride, coastal views, docks, beaches, rock pools and a cafe, it was a popular day out all round. It’s a short, gentle walk for a lazy sunday. Perfect.


We took the train from Truro and started the walk at Falmouth Docks Train station, but you could pick it up at other points. On leaving the station, we took the steps to the left leading up to Castle Drive and followed this around the headland, past Ships and Castles and Pendennis Castle. We stopped off at Pendennis Point to explore the rock pools and fortifications. You can pick up the South West Coast path near the docks if you’d prefer a footpath for this stage. We passed the Ahoy Cafe on our return to Falmouth (relaxed vibe, open air) and followed the road to the left, along the coast towards Gylly Beach. We stopped off at Castle Beach Cafe, a hut selling hot food, drinks etc with some undercover outdoor seating. If you want something more classy and to be out of the weather then Gylly Beach Cafe is a little further along the beach.

To return towards the town, our favourite route is through Gyllyngdune Gardens adjacent to the Princess Pavillion. You’ll find it on the right hand side just after the Castle Beach Cafe. The path leads up through the subtropical gardens (check out the shell decorated grottos and the small play area near the top), through the grassy courtyard with bandstand and towards the town. We caught the train from Falmouth Town platform to return to Truro.


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