Falmouth and Beyond takes in the tiny seaside settlement of Falmouth, 30 kilometres south of St Helens, from here travelling south you will find that this is just one of many wonderful hideaways in this area. Tucked away four kilometres off the main highway at the foot of St Marys Pass, this unspoilt little hamlet, first settled in 1835, is made up of a collection of cliff-top houses with million dollar views across the Tasman Sea.
The long, squeaky-clean beach at Falmouth stretches gorgeously into the distance; emerald green waves pound the shore, and seabirds hover above the waves. It’s an idyllic place take a long, leisurely stroll, taking in the pristine natural surroundings and salt-whipped air.
History: Falmouth and Beyond with its typical East Coast climate was once a place of more importance than it is now. Situated then upon the high-way between St. Marys and George’s Bay, it was a noted place of call, and in the 50’s and 60’s it boasted two hotels, two stores, a police station, and a courthouse, and was a port for shipping facilities. The first hotel was built by Mr. C. Peters. Mr. Pineo owned another and the building known now as Mariposa House, was once a hotel owned by Mr. Midston. The ship Robert Burns, owned by Captain R. A. Hall, used to trade at Falmouth, serving the St. Marys district, and the chief exports were butter, cheese and potatoes.
Falmouth and Beyond
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Natureworld incorporates a wildlife photography & art exhibition – Wildspot Cafe Restaurant – wildlife park & rehabilitation centre. Tasmanian Devils, wombats, snakes, koalas, free ranging animals, lots to see & do.