Falmouth in a Day

Students stood outside a shop with Vintage letter lights in the window.

The best way to get a feel for life at Falmouth is to be surrounded by it. So, if you’re coming to an Open Day, why not extend your trip to really explore Falmouth and Penryn. Here’s a little inspiration to help you live like one of our students for the day.  

9am Wake up and head to Good Vibes Café, a favourite among our students. Sample their spicy baked beans, delicious homemade granola or first-class vegan breakfast.  

10am Next stop, explore the award-winning Falmouth Art Gallery which houses one of the largest collections in Cornwall. See work by ground-breaking artists, including Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Ben Nicholson, Tacita Dean and Lee Miller, as well as work by local artist, community groups and students. 

11am Once you’ve had your culture fix, it’s time to explore Falmouth’s buzzing high street. Browse best-selling fiction in the Falmouth Bookseller, hunt for vinyl in Jam Records and uncover retro gems at Wild Pony and Vintage Warehouse 13

11.45am Need a caffeine fix? Falmouth and Penryn boast a number of cosy coffee spots. From the Scandi vibes of Beacon Coffee to the stylish interiors of Origin, grab an Instagrammable flat white from your new favourite barista. 

1.30pm Head over to our Falmouth Campus and enjoy lunch at Fox Café before talking a stroll past light-flooded studios which are nestled within the grounds of our sub-tropical gardens. Or if you've been pottering through Penryn, check out Bango Kitchen’s Japanese-inspired cuisine.  

3pm It’s time to hit the beach. Take the ten minute walk to Gyllyngvase beach and admire the paddle boarders and windsurfers out on the bay. While you’re at it, why not take to the water yourself? 

6.30pm For supper, enjoy some al fresco dining with fish and chips on the quay from the award-winning Harbour Lights.  

8pm Fancy finishing off the day with a nightcap? Try bookshop-cum-pub, Beerwolf or the Alice in Wonderland-inspired, Chintz Symposium – nestled in the beautiful Old Brewery Yard.