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Discover the Best of Falmouth

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Discover the charm of Falmouth with our guide to the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and vibrant nightlife. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, we'll also help you find the best recreational activities to enjoy, and offer advice on making lasting connections with the friendly locals.

Welcome to Falmouth! If you're planning to move to Falmouth, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Falmouth has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Falmouth.

Falmouth is a charming town that offers a variety of attractions for both tourists and locals. One of the most popular sites is the Nelson's Dockyard National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic dockyard, dating back to the 18th century, is the only Georgian dockyard in the world. It offers a fascinating glimpse into the island's colonial past, with restored buildings, museums, and exhibits. The Dockyard Museum, located in the former Admiral's House, provides a detailed history of the dockyard and the naval history of the island.

Another must-visit site is the Shirley Heights Lookout, which offers breathtaking views of the English Harbour and Falmouth. Every Sunday, this spot hosts a popular party with live music, barbecue, and drinks. For nature lovers, the Rendezvous Bay, a secluded beach accessible only by a hike or boat, offers a tranquil escape. The Falmouth Harbour, a natural horseshoe-shaped harbour, is a hub of activity with its marina, shops, and restaurants. It's also the venue for the annual Antigua Sailing Week, a world-renowned yachting event.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Falmouth is vibrant and diverse. One of the most popular restaurants is Catherine's Café. Located on Pigeon Point Beach, this French-Caribbean restaurant offers a delightful menu with a focus on fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients. The setting is idyllic, with tables set out on the beach under the shade of sea grape trees.

Another favourite is Trappas Bar & Restaurant, known for its friendly atmosphere and delicious international and Caribbean dishes. For a more upscale dining experience, The Admiral's Inn and Gunpowder Suites offer gourmet cuisine in a historic setting. The inn is located in Nelson's Dockyard and features a waterfront restaurant with views of the harbour.

When it comes to nightlife, Abracadabra Night Club is a popular spot. This open-air club offers a lively atmosphere with DJs and live music. For a more laid-back evening, the Mad Mongoose is a favourite local pub with a wide selection of beers and a friendly crowd.

Recreational activities in Falmouth are largely centered around the water. Sailing is a major pastime, with the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina serving as the main hubs for yachting and boating activities. These marinas also host several sailing events throughout the year, including the Antigua Sailing Week and the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.

For those who prefer underwater exploration, snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities. The Cades Reef, a two-mile long barrier reef, is a favourite spot for divers, offering a chance to see a variety of marine life. There are several dive shops in the area that offer equipment rental and guided dive tours.

Hiking is another popular activity, with trails leading to scenic spots like the Shirley Heights Lookout. The Lookout trail, which starts at the English Harbour, offers stunning views of the surrounding area. For a more challenging hike, the Middle Ground trail takes you through a forested area to a hilltop with panoramic views of Falmouth and the English Harbour.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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