Perfect Writing Spots in Penryn and Falmouth


When we write, finding the right place to do it is important. Lucky for us, Cornwall is flowing with creativity, especially for writers, where inspiration can be found everywhere.

The perfect writing spot is peaceful as well as inspiring, and our special locale has no shortage of these places. It’s amazing what you can find if you walk into town and discover the variety of places writers can use to come up with the next big idea. Here are my top four.

1. Jam Records, Falmouth

This cosy little café on Falmouth High Street is a vinyl shop, but also a wonderful spot for doing work. With its comfortable sofas, relaxing music, and vintage collections of records, cameras and typewriters, the atmosphere is perfect for writing, reading, or thinking and talking about writing and reading! 

I was so inspired during my first visit to Jam Records, I managed to write 2,000 words in a couple of hours. I couldn't recommend a more unique space to unleash your creativity. 

Photography (C) Lucy Welsh

Photography (C) Lucy Welsh

2. Beerwolf Books, Falmouth

A bookshop and a bar all in one? It sounds too good to be true. But this is Beerwolf Books, an exquisite hideout tucked away beside Market Street.

Sit at one of the tables with a coffee or a pint, reading your favourite book or writing your next novel. And if you're in need of a new read, you can browse the shelves in the inviting book room, where you can find excellent quality books for great prices. It's easy to become immersed in such an unusual environment; before you know it you'll be addicted to writing there (and probably also buying their books)!


3. Muddy Beach Cafe, Penryn

The small town of Penryn is not without its indulgences, for those who live there and don't wish to travel far for a work-space. Muddy Beach cafe is at the bottom of town beside the harbour; this is a beautiful, modern outlet with delicious meals and a stunning view through the windows.

It's a lovely place for being thoughtful with a notepad or laptop, and also for socials if you would prefer to write in a quieter space. Oh, and the cinnamon rolls are the best in town.

Photography (C) Lucy Welsh

Photography (C) Lucy Welsh

4. Espressini, Falmouth

Catch the bus to the Moor in Falmouth, and not far away you will find the artisan coffee shop, Espressini, on Killigrew Street.

Despite not being the biggest of coffee shops, Espressini is peaceful during the week, while also having the hustle of Falmouth streets to observe from inside. Sit at one of the beautifully crafted tables, choose from a wide selection of teas and coffees, and lose yourself in this quiet spot while you write. 


These are just some of my favourite spaces in Falmouth and Penryn, but there is so much in Cornwall to explore, and many more places where you may find your own creative spark.

Just take a walk or bike ride, poke around and discover you own perfect local writing spots!

by Abigail Martin