What a week we’ve had……the breeze has held, and the sun has shone – so there’s been some fabulous sailing for all our sailors and our visitors.

Shoreside we seem to have had everything from Pink Wigs thru Blues Band to Red Arrows – who once again excelling themselves – however many times you see them, your heart always ends up in your mouth!

A real scoop was being able to see “The Shires” – the British country/rock duo – fresh from Glastonbury and playing a one off gig in Events Square – less than ten minutes away.


Fantastic fireworks last night – and its still not over yet.

In fact before the night before the fireworks guests who arrived late having driven up from London after work went to the beach and were treated with a spectacular shooting star show from the Persaid Meteor Shower – and there’s still a few days to catch it if you can!!

Gylly Beach Triathalon is happening right on our doorstep on Sunday ……  Goooooooooo guys!!

Flushing Sailing Club – five minutes across the harbour from Falmouth – is hosting the Half-Ton Classic Cup 2016 and we are lucky enough to have one of the Crews of these lovely boats arriving to stay the week with us – more about that next time – but if you’re interested in joining a crew do check out the website www.halftonclass.co.uk and become part of it!


And alongside all this we have hikers, bikers, kayakers and cyclists passing through – enjoying our comfy beds and hot showers as a respite from their respective challenges.
It was great this week to have the lovely Dorothy staying who’s old school planning involved OS maps spread out on the living room floor being cross-referenced with South West Coast Path Guides, whilst consuming enormous slices of Pizza!!

Dorothy, Maria Francesca and Andrew – heading East!



Falmouth Lodge Backpackers has been thinking long and hard about re-opening after the Covid19 lockdown.  It certainly saddens us, but we really feel, “hand-on-heart” that we will not be able to keep you as Covid-Safe as we would be comfortable with, at this point in time, and in the current environment.

We are therefore, not going to open this year, but will be re-opening in the Spring of 2021 with newly organised rooms, giving everyone more space, plus extra bathroom procedures installed, for everyone’s health protection.  We will also be promoting the exciting option of renting the whole hostel for your large family, or group, holiday by the sea, in Cornwall!!

The essence of hostelling is on the enjoyment of shared accommodation and socialising spaces, so we really hope that we’ll be able to return to this again next year when we will know even more about this virus, and may have developed better ways of living with it.


Wishing you all a great summer; STAY WELL, and see you next year!! 


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