Gyllyngvase Beach - Falmouth

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Gyllyngvase is probably Falmouth's most popular beach, and why wouldn't it be? A regular winner of the coveted Blue Flag award with all the facilities to back it up along with easy access from a quiet residential neighbourhood. It is suggested that the name Gyllngvase is derived from Gyllyngdune meaning 'William's Hill'. Nothing to do with the booky, this refers to Prince William the son of Henry I who was lost in a shipwreck off the coast here in 1120.

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