Come March, spring has truly sprung in Cornwall. And there’s a whole raft of events celebrating the coming of warmer and lighter weather. Here’s our pick of the bunch to visit Watergate Bay in March.
Falmouth Spring Festival
As profiled on the BBC’s Great British Garden Revival programme recently, this event celebrates all things spring in and around Falmouth’s beautiful open and green spaces. The schedule is bursting with fun things for the whole family, including fitness and games on The Moor, a Spring Flower Show, guided walks and a Folk and Cider Fayre in the main events square between 27-29 March.
For a full list of happenings visit here.
St Piran’s Day
Thursday 5 March
St Piran is one of three Patron Saints Of Cornwall – the other two being St Michael (associated with St Michael’s Mount) and St Petroc (with Padstow). The Cornish celebrate St Piran’s Day in many ways, but here’s a few ideas: eat a pasty, join a town event in Falmouth, Redruth or Bodmin or make a pilgrimage to Perranporth for oratory and a procession to St Piran’s chapel and the nearby 1000-year-old Celtic Cross.
Find more information here.
Fifteen Cornwall’s Spring Fayre
Saturday 14 March
Back for another year showcasing the best local produce and artisan suppliers, Fifteen Cornwall’s Spring Fayre signals the start of a busy events’ calendar here at Watergate Bay. Celebrate the start of the growing year with fresh fish, meat, store cupboard chutneys to artisan cheese and bread – it’s all here! Plus there’ll be live chef demonstrations, with our executive chef Neil Haydock also taking to the stage.
To find out more here
Mother’s Day at The Beach Hut
Sunday 15 March
Get Mum to the beach on Mother’s Day. As well as The Beach Hut roast we’ll be serving specials for special mums, including lots of fish and shellfish dishes. There’ll be tempting desserts not to mention a super selection of wines. Most importantly, your mum doesn’t have to lift a finger.
Read more and book online.
Oyster Gathering & Cornish Produce Festival
27-29 March 10am-10pm
The unique Falmouth Oyster is now a protected food name. This three-day event celebrates the season’s harvest and last weekend of the wild native Falmouth Oyster season. A lovely atmosphere accompanies local food producers, chefs and entertainers. And of course enjoy fish and shellfish as fresh as they come, landed by local fisherman using sustainable techniques.
Don’t forget the best thing about March – that the clocks go forward on 30 March! That’s a whole extra hour you get to enjoy on the beach.