RENDEZVOUS BEACH FROM FALMOUTH
TAKE THE TOUR
There are a number of ways to access Rendezvous Bay, either from the Fig Tree Hill area, and Carlisle Bay, or from the English Harbour area. The beach itself is accessible by boat, although the bay can have swell making it difficult to moor up.
We love this trail from Falmouth as you get to take in the beauty of the ocean from the cliff side walk on the way around, can plan some beach time, and then have a relatively easy hike bike, altough it is up hill for a good propertion of the hike, and therefore you should think about what you eat or drink at the beach (it maybe a little tough after too many beers).
If you are just looking for a good work out, you can do this hike without a beach stop in about 90 minutes, or you can make a day of it. The hike starts in Falmouth, as you are driving out of Falmouth, just before you start to climb up Horseford Hill, turn left onto Farreel Avenue and drive along the road until you reach the split in the road with a sign for Spring Hill Riding Stables. Park in that area but make sure your car is off the road, and you will start by taking the road to the left which leads down to Turtle Bay. The hike is circular and so it ends by you coming back down past the stables on the other road.
For all of the hikes we list, we advise wearing good footwear, either trainers or lightweight walking boots, anything with a good sole. There are a lot of tree roots along the track especially lower down on the hill, which are easy to get a foot caught in, and in the dry season, the tracks can be slippy. Generally in the area there are also many Acacia trees with spines of over an inch long in some cases. They can pierce straight through a trainer sole into your foot, so require immediate removal! Always take drinking water, and we advise walking either early morning or late afternoon as the heat gets very intense between 10.00 am and 3..00 pm. It is also advisable to wear a hat.
For those interested in the flora and historic sites of the area there is a great hike book with photographs identifying many of the flora you will see available from the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG). Find out more about the EAG and where you can purchase the book here. Read more.