Sunday, 24 April 2011

Easter Day at the Falmouth conference hotel beach

Gyllyngvase Beach, with Falmouth Beach Hotel in left centre
Today was a stunning day for a stroll on Falmouth's main beach, Gyllyngvase, which lies below the Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel, the venue for this summer's MEI Conferences.

The photo below is looking east across the crystal clear waters of Falmouth bay to Pendennis Head, with its castle, a stop- off during the coastal walk which is a popular feature of the conferences.

Pendennis Castle was one of many castles built in the early 16th Century, after King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. An invasion from Spain or France, or both, was imminent so these fortress castles were built at strategic points along the south coast.

On the other side of Pendennis Head is the mouth of the beautiful River Fal, and across the river at St. Mawes is an identical castle, the two defending this important inlet to the 3rd deepest natural harbour in the world.

2 comments:

  1. This one is very nice and excellent beach hotel.I like this great located hotel and hotel service.This hotel offered very classic and standard facilities to tourist.

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  2. I agree that it is pretty awesome and fantastic place.

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