Falmouth Neighbourhoods, Locations and Districts

(Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK)

Scenic picture of Falmouth's Roseland PeninsulaFalmouth enjoys a waterfront setting and stands opposite the scenic Roseland Peninsula, being divided by the Falmouth Bay and estuary. The easterly side of town also boasts a peninsula setting, which stretches out towards St. Mawes.

Whilst the town is fairly compact in both size and population density, Falmouth is home to an enormous harbour and many charming districts, which divide much of the town into noticeable communities and neighbourhoods. Here are Falmouth's main districts and locations.

Picture of St. Antony Lighthouse in Falmouth


Falmouth stands alongside the historic neighbouring town of Penryn and this small town is often considered to be a suburb, due to its close proximity and links. A university town with two main campuses, the University College of Falmouth is home to more than 2,000 students and can be found within the town, at Woodlane and also at Tremough in nearby Penryn.

There are numerous attractions peppered around these towns. The southerly shores contain the main draw card here, with many family beaches providing the perfect way to spend the day. Within the heart of Falmouth, the busy roads and streets run in a fairly jumbled, linear fashion and are close to a number of prominent quays and short piers alongside the nearby waterfront. Around this area are countless winding alleys and narrow streets, lined with busy shops, cafes and pubs.

Many further eateries can be found around the waterfront itself, offering al fresco dining with some of the best views imaginable, overlooking many moored boats and attractive yachts. The main docklands in Falmouth are sited further east, directly beneath Pendennis Point and its historic castle. Across the water, St. Mawes Castle, a smaller version of Pendennis Castle, lies in St. Mawes and adds a certain charm and elegance to the view.