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SWANPOOL, FALMOUTH

 
 
Swanpool beach

The beach gets it's name from the small lake behind the beach. The lake includes a very important nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest - Swanpool Local Nature Reserve. The precise mix of fresh and salt water enables a wide variety of wildlife to thrive here; including the Trembling Sea Mat, which is not found anywhere else in the UK.
The Cornwall Wildlife Trust have a reserve at the northern end of the lake.
There is an early 18th century mine partly under and partly to the west of the lake.

The beach faces south-east and is primarily fine sand with a few rocks; mainly near the edges of the beach.

Access
South of Falmouth on Swanpool Road. Also on the South West Coast Footpath between Gyllingvase and Maenporth beaches.

By Road: As you enter Falmouth follow the "Beaches" signs until you see the "Swanpool Beach" sign and then follow that.

Swimming & Surfing
Good beach for swimming and water sports. Also good for new surfers in the right weather conditions.

Facilities
Beach cafe, toilets, beach huts, crazy golf, WiFi hotspot

Parking
There is a car park in Swanpool Road at the southern end of Swanpool Lake.

Dog Friendly
Dogs are banned from this beach from Easter Day to the beginning of October.

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