A new supermarket store is to open its doors on Falmouth's seafront.

Co-op is preparing to open the doors to a new 2,250 sq ft store on Cliff road, close to Gyllyngvase Beach.

It will be the second store in Falmouth for the company, which also has one at Boslowick.

Co-op has said this store, which will be on the ground floor of The Liner building, opposite the entrance to the beach, will run on 100% renewable electricity and create up to 30 local jobs.

The new Falmouth store will open between 7am and 11pm daily and will include a coffee dispenser, free ATM, hot food, bakery and ice creams, as well as the usual goods expected to be found in a supermarket, such as fresh produce, food to go, ready meals and pizzas.

Glynn Wilkinson, Co-op store manager, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to launch Co-op’s newest store, and we are really looking forward to welcoming the community inside.

"Our aim is to operate at the heart of local life, and we have worked to develop the range, choice, products and added services to create a really compelling offer to serve the community and visitors to the town, conveniently.”

Falmouth Packet: The Co-op will be on the ground floor of The Liner building at GyllyngvaseThe Co-op will be on the ground floor of The Liner building at Gyllyngvase

Students in Falmouth who are TOTUM cardholders – the new name for NUS Extra – will receive a 10% discount at the Co-op, and it will also accept the Co-op’s membership programme, which sees members get back 2p in every pound they spend on Co-op branded products, in addition to Co-op donating the same amount to local causes and community organisations.

The store will also have facilities to recycle ‘soft plastics’, including crisp packets, bread bags, lids from ready meals and yoghurt pots, biscuit wrappers and pet food pouches.