Sing.tune.affair could be any Fred Astaire movie, but it isn’t – it’s the address of The Captain’s House. That might seem a bit odd unless you are familiar with what3words, the alternative coordinate system that is more precise than a postcode: it can get you to any 3 metre square on the planet. See here to find out more if it’s new to you.

The beauty of what3words is that it helps you find places not easy to describe otherwise: rather special, out-of-the-way places. Here are our current top ten selection for Falmouth in 2022:

  1.  –  Our favourite bench at Pendennis Head. Great at sunrise/set.
  2. length.warthog.across  –  Great view of Falmouth and Carrick Roads on this waterside walk from St Mawes to St Just in Roseland. The rainbows diving into St Just where photographed from here.
  3.  –  The Helford and Falmouth Bay. Get to it from the half-way point on the South West Coastal Path.
  4. rating.shippers.buggy  –  If you have access to a boat, spend the night here on this pontoon, or others further up the Fal.
  5.  –  These iconic trees are under a magic spell and what a view.
  6. restores.comic.winded  –  Take a bottle of wine and watch a wonderful sunset. Great for a long beach walk.
  7.  –  For storm chasers of any age. Don’t tread on the photographers.
  8. skimmers.forget.swooning – Don’t disturb the seals. Great coastal walk, from either end.
  9. novelist.eased.winks  – Creekside living and Curlews everywhere.
  10. emotional.even.dwell  – The only place to watch the New Year fireworks.

With what3words to help you we hope you find at least some of these, our favourite secluded spots.

Mark & Carol