And so do lots of others!!! Well and truly on the map these days, Falmouth is the preferred destination of many visitors to Cornwall. From a personal point of view it provides fabulous opportunities to get on the water and to enjoy the magnificent inland waterways within a few miles of the town.
The inner harbour flanked by Falmouth's Greenbank on one side looks across to the quaint little village of Flushing on the other. Trefusis Point and the lush green headland reaches out in to the harbour before leading you around to the Carrick Roads and Mylor.
Falmouth waterfront is a colourful canvas of sea, boats and hillside dwellings with a busy sailing culture and maritime history.
At high tide follow the inner harbour inland along the river as far as Jubilee Wharf and Penryn Quay passing an array of classic and modern boats on their moorings. Occasionally the calm and serenity of this river is simply beautiful.
In the other direction beyond Flushing village, Kiln Quay offers a peaceful location to enjoy the water's edge. Nestling beneath the Trefusis headland this idyllic quayside provides the perfect spot for local rowing boats at Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club to establish themselves.
Crews of six rowers and a coxswain practice their sport all year round from here making the most of all the destinations around the peninsula.