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Volcom Hot Spot // Falmouth

Falmouth has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea. Its fascinating maritime heritage sits comfortably alongside the creative side of the town, and it has actually managed to build a name for itself as the South West’s main cultural and festival destination. In addition, Cornwall is considered as one of the best surf spots you can find in the UK. This week, Francesca, from the Falmouth’s Volcom store, serves us the must-go places in the area. 

 

Where to have a drink?

The Chain Locker Pub is a busy old-fashioned place in a fine spot by inner harbor. You will find a cheery young staff, nooks and crannies, bare boards and masses of nautical bric-a-brac as well as cool background music and machine games.

Established in 1999, the Blue Bar is Cornwall’s original beach bar & kitchen, with stunning views, an enviable location with freshly prepared great food & Barista coffees. It’s the perfect place to watch the sunset while enjoying a beer. All wrapped up in “shabby-chic” decor with a casual atmosphere. Situated on the dunes of Porthtowan beach in Cornwall, the Blue Bar and restaurant serves food all day and is the perfect place to get together with family and friends.

 

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blue-bar-co.uk

 

Where to eat something?

Grab a yummy smoothie at Elixir soup & juice. They offer you the most nutritious super foods such as smoothies, super juices, hot and frozen soups, sandwiches and hot drinks. As they say: “We Are What We Eat” – Everything you allow into yourself should be in every respect vital to your life.

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elixirsoupeandjuice.co.uk

 

In a friendly atmosphere, Good Vibes Café offers a good lunch option with sandwiches (they have new recipes every month), soups, salads as well as cakes and hot drinks. The Sunday lunch is a must try!

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For dinner, if you have a passion for good, honest food at prices that won’t dry up your pocket, in a welcoming atmosphere on top of that, go to The Ranch.  Specialized in prime meat sourced from the top butchers in the country, you can have the best-flavored steak with delicious homemade sauces and sides. With vegetarian and fish options, as well as a menu for little people, they've got something for everyone.

theranchfalmouth.co.uk

theranchfalmouth.co.uk

Where to listen to music?

Situated across two legendary locations along the beautiful Cornish coastline the Boardmasters, where surfing in the UK began, plays host to the best in action sports including surf, skate and BMX competitions and a music festival for 4 days at the beginning of August. It delivers a laid back festival atmosphere designed to bring out the inner surfer in everyone.

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boardmasters.co.uk

The Eden Sessions are a series of one-day live music and comedy festivals held in the summer in the spectacular setting of the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. The beautiful site with its natural acoustics draws world-class artists to give amazing performances that many regard to be among their best.

edensessions.com

edensessions.com

 

Fancy a skate?

Established in 1989, Mount Hawke is one of the longest running skateparks in the country. The current setup includes 2 mini ramps, 6ft spine ramp, 13ft professional Vert ramp with 2 21ft rollins, BMX rhythm section, skate grindbox section and a large street course.

 

mounthawkeskatepark.com

mounthawkeskatepark.com

 

Need a hair cut or a beard trim?

Go to Clays Barbers Shop. It’s a modern Barbershop located in Falmouth where you can have cuts, trims and shaves all day. They do not joke with your style and pay attention to details.

claysbarbers.co.uk

claysbarbers.co.uk

Then last but not least –Take a ride through the Volcom Store of Falmouth and update your wardrobe with some of the season’s new arrivals.

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Addresses:

Chain Locker Pub Quay Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3HH

Blue Bar Eastcliff, Porthtowan, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8AW

Elixir Soup & Juice 42 Arwenack St, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JH

Good Vibes Café 28 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall

The Ranch Tidemill House, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3XP

Boardmasters Fistral Beach, Headland Road, Newquay, Cornwall

The Eden Sessions Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG

Mount Hawke Gover Waterworks, Mt Hawke, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8BQ,

Clays Barbers Shop 30 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

Volcom Store Falmouth 16 Arwenack St, Falmouth, Town Centre TR11 3JA

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