Destination guide

Discover Falmouth houses for aquatic holiday adventures

On the southern coast of Cornwall on the River Fal, you'll find the port town of Falmouth. Named for being at the mouth of the river, this town is packed full of exciting aquatic adventures like boating, fishing and swimming at the local beaches. The maritime industry is so iconic in Falmouth that it's even the location of the Cornwall National Maritime Museum. While there are affordable Cornwall houses to rent in Falmouth, much of the waterfront property is on the luxurious side of the spectrum.


Activities and attractions in Falmouth

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Falmouth has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (18.2 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Falmouth Country Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Cape Cod Country Club (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Island Cove Adventures (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Farm Neck Golf Club (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Water Wizz (14.4 mi / 23.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Falmouth

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Falmouth

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Falmouth is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (18.2 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Surf Drive Beach (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Falmouth Heights Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Spohr Gardens (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Menauhant Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Wood Neck Beach (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Falmouth

The nearest airport is in Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard), located 11.2 mi (18.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal), which is 18.8 mi (30.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Falmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,283 holiday lettings around Falmouth. From 91 flats & apartments to 107 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Falmouth?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Falmouth:

  • Falmouth Heights: 242 holiday homes
  • Hyannis: 851 holiday homes
  • East Sandwich: 135 holiday homes
  • Osterville: 200 holiday homes
  • East Falmouth: 504 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Falmouth? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Falmouth. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Menauhant Beach: 2,350 holiday lettings
  • Cornelia Carey Sanctuary: 2,099 holiday lettings
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: 2,057 holiday lettings
  • Nobska Lighthouse: 1,891 holiday lettings
  • Woods Hole Ferry Terminal: 1,867 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Falmouth listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Falmouth?

Yes, of course. offers 91 Flats in Falmouth. Our other popular types of Falmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 107 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 1,011 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 107 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Falmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 162 holiday homes with pool available in Falmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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