Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

The Ultimate Cruisers' Planning Tool

Navigation

You are here: Home / Countries / United Kingdom / Falmouth

 Falmouth - Profile

Location

No cruise to the West Country is complete without a visit to this famous sea-faring town, with its attractive cobbled streets and alleys. Even without the town, the harbour and its various rivers are worth exploring, not forgetting its near neighbour, The Helford River. It is very easy to spend a week or two here!

Position 50°08.62'N, 05°01.78'W (harbour entrance)

Clearance

See the UK/Formalities page for the full details for Clearance requirements.

The Port Office is in the square adjacent to the Falmouth Yacht Haven.

Last updated May 2017.

Harbour Master
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners , Harbour Office , Custom House Quay, Falmouth
Tel:+44 (0)1326 317575 / +44 (0)1326 213537 Fax:+44 (0)1326 211352 ,VHF Channel 12, 16
The HM controls 21 green visitor's buoys off the Prince of Wales Pier.

Docking

This harbour can be entered in all weathers, day or night.

Falmouth Harbour offers a wide range of mooring options from pontoon berths in the middle of the town to quiet anchorages, and all types in between.

Mooring Buoys

There are visitors' mooring buoys available in the yacht anchorage off the Town Quay, at Mylor, at Malpas, and off St Mawes, in the Percuil River (apply to St Mawes Sailing Club for these).

Marinas

There are 4 marinas, and, additionally, a couple of island pontoons (April-October only) where visitors can berth located further up the Fal, where the river narrows, beyond Restronguet Creek.

Falmouth Marina is unlikely to accommodate visitors as the inner Basin is very silted and the approach is shallow.

A planned new marina known as Port Falmouth Marina, east of the Port Pendennis Marina, close to the commercial docks does not appear to have been developed yet.

Anchoring

Anchoring is unrestricted, except close to the commercial docks.

Helford River

In the Helford River, there are 25 green visitors' buoys (marked visitors). Rafting is necessary in the high season. No anchoring is permitted east of Durgan Bay or within 250m of the shore of the Bay or in Porth Navas Creek.

See Harbour Authority/leisure website for more information.

Last updated April 2017.

Mylor Yacht Harbour
Mylor, Falmouth , Cornwall TR11 5UF
Tel:+44 (0)1326 372121 Fax:+44 (0)1326 372120 ,VHF Channel 80, 37
Opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00, 7 days
Situated on the western shore of Carrick Roads, this marina and boatyard have recently been extended. 50 visitors berths. 24 hour access with good shelter. There is a water taxi for the users of the mooring buoys. A 35 ton travelift and full range of repair facilities. Provisions, restaurant, bar and WiFi.

[Show additional 10 entries for this category]

Yacht Clubs

Falmouth Watersports Association
Falmouth School of Sailing , The Boat Park, Grove Place , Falmouth TR11 4AU
Tel:+44(0)1326 211223
Flushing Sailing Club
New Quay,Trefusis Road , Flushing, , Falmouth TR11 5TZ
Tel:+44 (0)1326 374043
Mylor Yacht Club
Mylor Churchtown, , Cornwall, , TR11 5UF
Tel: +44-(0)1326-374391 (during club hours)
Bar.
Port Navas Yacht Club
Port Navas , Falmouth , Cornwall TR11 5RJ
Tel:+44(0)1326 340065
Port of Falmouth Sailing Association
Swanpool Villa , Swanpool, , Falmouth TR11 5BB
Tel:+44(0)1326 313701
Restronguet Creek Sailing Club
Pandora Inn , Restronguet Creek , Near Falmouth Cornwall
Tel:+44 (0)1326 374536
The club administers the mooring buoys off the Pandora Inn in Restronguet Creek. There is a pontoon at the pub which dries at low water. The food here can be recommended. Pandora Inn tel +44(0)1326 372678
Restronguet Sailing Club
Mylor Churchtown , Budock Water , Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5UF
Tel:+44 (0)1326 374536
Royal Cornwall Yacht Club
Greenbank, Falmouth , Cornwall TR11 2SW
Tel:+44(0)1326 312126/317190 Fax:+44(0)1326 211614
Temporary membership of the club is available to visiting yachts. The club may have moorings available for visitors to use; it is best to contact them in advance. Bar, restaurant.
St Mawes Sailing Club
No 1 The Quay , St Mawes , Truro, Cornwall TR2 5DG
Tel:+44 (0)1326 270686
A very friendly club on the waterfront by St Mawes harbour. It has excellent shower facilities. It also administers the 10 green visitors' buoys off the breakwater.
Toothwright
Toothwright says:
Apr 07, 2017 07:27 AM

Island pontoon off town not present.
Falmouth Marina unlikely to accommodate visitors, inner Basin very silted, approach shallow - keep to Marina channel and beware LW Springs.
Comments on Falmouth by Peter Flutter OCC PO.

United Kingdom
East Coast
Isle of Man
Isles of Scilly
Northern Ireland
Outer Hebrides
Scotland
South Coast
Brighton
Brixham
Chichester Harbour
Cowes & R. Medina (Isle of Wight)
Dartmouth
Dover
Eastbourne
Exmouth
Falmouth
Fowey
Newlyn
Penzance
Plymouth
Poole Harbour
Portsmouth
Salcombe
Southampton (River Hamble)
Southampton (River Itchen)
Southampton Water
The Western Solent
Torquay
Weymouth and Portland
The Orkney Islands
The Shetland Isles
Wales
West Coast
Profile
Location
Clearance
Docking
Yacht Clubs
Repair Facilities
Boatyards
Engine Repair
Mechanical Repair
Electrics & Electronics
Carpentry
Rigs & Sails
Canvas Work
Metalwork
Hull & GRP Repair
Refrigeration
Air Conditioning
Liferafts & Inflatables
Marine Services
Marine Supplies
Fuel
Water
LPG (gas)
Diving/Fishing
Charts & Marine Publications
General Services
Yacht Charters
Yacht Brokers
Guardinage
Yacht Surveyors
Shore Services
Communications
Banks
Laundry
Provisions
Transport & Travel
Computer/Photo/Video
Medical/Health
Accommodation
Activities
Shopping
Attractions
Restaurants & Bars
Update History
Update History
Countries
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Ascension Island
Australia
Azores
BIOT (Chagos)
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Bosnia
Bouvetoya
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Canary Islands
Cape Verdes
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos Keeling
Colombia
Comoros
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Easter Island
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Subantarctic Territory
Galapagos
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Hawaii
Heard, McDonald & Macquarie Islands
Honduras
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Juan Fernandez Islands
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Lithuania
Macau
Madagascar
Madeira
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Marion & Prince Edward Island
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
Nicaragua
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas
Norway
Oman
Palau (Belau)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Island
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion Island
Romania
Russia
Saba
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
South Korea
Spain
Spanish Virgin Islands
Sri Lanka
St Barts
St Helena
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Martin
St Pierre & Miquelon
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Statia
Subantarctic & Southern Ocean Islands
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks & Caicos
Tuvalu
US Virgin Islands
USA
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Add/Update Your Business
If you would like your business to be listed, or the details are wrong, please update your business
Related Reports
Channel Islands, Cherbourg Peninsula & North Brittany Pilot Book

Channel Islands, Cherbourg Peninsula & North Brittany Pilot Book (18 May 2018)

Bristol: A Visit to Portishead Quays Marina

Bristol: A Visit to Portishead Quays Marina (30 Sep 2016)

EU VAT Update: Information Affecting Non-EU Boats Visiting Europe

EU VAT Update: Information Affecting Non-EU Boats Visiting Europe (03 Sep 2016)

Cruising Scotland

Cruising Scotland (12 Jul 2015)

New Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water

New Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water (23 Oct 2014)

U.K.: Dedicated VHF Channel for The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI)

U.K.: Dedicated VHF Channel for The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) (12 Sep 2014)

Circumnavigating Europe: 11 years of great cruising

Circumnavigating Europe: 11 years of great cruising (07 Feb 2014)

North Sails: How their new sailcloth Radian can work for cruisers

North Sails: How their new sailcloth Radian can work for cruisers (01 Sep 2013)

U.K., Southampton, Hamble River: A New Marina Finally has the Go-Ahead

U.K., Southampton, Hamble River: A New Marina Finally has the Go-Ahead (24 Aug 2013)

U.K., Poole: Anchoring guide for Studland Bay now Available

U.K., Poole: Anchoring guide for Studland Bay now Available (18 Aug 2013)

Report Icon

UK will Rollout eLoran Stations to Backup GPS (07 Aug 2013)

Research your Insurance Company to avoid a Refused Claim

Research your Insurance Company to avoid a Refused Claim (28 Jul 2013)

UK Sailors: MCA Voluntary Safety Identification Scheme

UK Sailors: MCA Voluntary Safety Identification Scheme (08 Jul 2013)

U.K.:Brussels Rocks the Boat in UK Yacht Fuel Tax Dispute

U.K.:Brussels Rocks the Boat in UK Yacht Fuel Tax Dispute (30 May 2013)

Report Icon

Scotland, Oban: Marine Supplies Update (07 Aug 2012)

Report Icon

Proof of Competency for European Countries (04 Nov 2011)

Report Icon

Volunteer Receives Award (21 Jul 2011)

Report Icon

New West Country Cruising Guide - Lyme Bay to Land's End (30 Jun 2011)

Report Icon

PBO's Sailing Around the UK and Ireland (05 May 2011)

Report Icon

U.K. Customs And Excise Offices (15 Apr 2011)

Report Icon

Yachting vs Conservationists in southwest England (16 Dec 2010)

Report Icon

British sailors unite to save their Spanish berths (06 Jul 2010)

Report Icon

Lundy and Irish Sea Pilot (03 Jun 2010)

Report Icon

Solent Cruising Companion (03 Jun 2010)

Report Icon

Mike Peyton's Biography (03 Jun 2010)

Report Icon

European Regulations Regarding Insurance Cover and AIS Equipment (13 Sep 2009)

Report Icon

Passage from Azores to England in July (10 Aug 2009)

Report Icon

An Orkney Summer Cruise (29 Dec 2008)

Report Icon

Channel Havens (05 Apr 2006)

Report Icon

Report On Forth Clyde Canal (06 Feb 2006)

Related News
UK, Cornwall, Penzance: Yacht runs aground under  Chyandour Cliff - crew rescued

UK, Cornwall, Penzance: Yacht runs aground under Chyandour Cliff - crew rescued  (04 Sep 2018)

ARC Portugal 2018 comes to an end at Marina de Lagos

ARC Portugal 2018 comes to an end at Marina de Lagos  (28 Jun 2018)

UK: RYA and HM Coastguard ask boaters for feedback on MSI broadcasts

UK: RYA and HM Coastguard ask boaters for feedback on MSI broadcasts  (27 Jun 2018)

Antigua to Southampton: Record 52 Yacht Shipment

Antigua to Southampton: Record 52 Yacht Shipment  (20 Jun 2018)

ARC Portugal Sailing Rally Heads South

ARC Portugal Sailing Rally Heads South  (06 Jun 2018)

UK: Bluewater Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors

UK: Bluewater Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors   (14 Apr 2018)

UK: Oyster Yachts Sold

UK: Oyster Yachts Sold  (22 Mar 2018)

Storm Emma sinks boats from Wales to Cadiz

Storm Emma sinks boats from Wales to Cadiz  (05 Mar 2018)

ARC Channel Islands Rally: New Route for 2018

ARC Channel Islands Rally: New Route for 2018  (23 Feb 2018)

OCC Pursuit Rally to the Azores June 2018

OCC Pursuit Rally to the Azores June 2018  (15 Feb 2018)

UK, Scotland: New Edinburgh Marina development to begin construction in the second half of 2018

UK, Scotland: New Edinburgh Marina development to begin construction in the second half of 2018  (13 Jan 2018)

What changes for British yachts sailing abroad, post Brexit?

What changes for British yachts sailing abroad, post Brexit?  (05 Nov 2017)

Portrait of a Cruiser: Chris and Valeria Thorne

Portrait of a Cruiser: Chris and Valeria Thorne  (03 Nov 2017)

Noonsite nominated for Maritime Media Awards 2017

Noonsite nominated for Maritime Media Awards 2017  (22 Sep 2017)

U.K.: Changes to Coast Guard Broadcast VHF channels

U.K.: Changes to Coast Guard Broadcast VHF channels  (30 Aug 2017)

UK: Coastguard medevacs crew from yacht 200 miles off Scilly

UK: Coastguard medevacs crew from yacht 200 miles off Scilly  (05 Jul 2017)

Belgium: UK boater fined for red diesel

Belgium: UK boater fined for red diesel  (01 Jul 2017)

Portrait of a Cruiser - Jess Lloyd-Mostyn and Family

Portrait of a Cruiser - Jess Lloyd-Mostyn and Family  (17 May 2017)

UK, South Coast: Cleaner Waters with Oysters in the Solent

UK, South Coast: Cleaner Waters with Oysters in the Solent  (01 May 2017)

Cruising Europe: EU scraps mobile roaming charges

Cruising Europe: EU scraps mobile roaming charges   (26 Apr 2017)

UK: Noonsite Team presented with the OCC Geoff Pack Memorial Award

UK: Noonsite Team presented with the OCC Geoff Pack Memorial Award  (19 Apr 2017)

UK RYA: What will Brexit mean for Boating?

UK RYA: What will Brexit mean for Boating?  (06 Apr 2017)

Azores to UK: Clyde Challenger dismasted - crew rescued

Azores to UK: Clyde Challenger dismasted - crew rescued  (16 Feb 2017)

New long range point of contact for UK Coastguard

New long range point of contact for UK Coastguard  (26 Jan 2017)

UK: DAERA designates four new MCZs in the Northern Ireland Inshore Region

UK: DAERA designates four new MCZs in the Northern Ireland Inshore Region  (21 Dec 2016)

Cruising Europe: ICC Course Now Available to All (A Clarification)

Cruising Europe: ICC Course Now Available to All (A Clarification)  (28 Nov 2016)

British Isles, Channel Islands: ARC Channel Islands 2017 Rally launched

British Isles, Channel Islands: ARC Channel Islands 2017 Rally launched  (24 Sep 2016)

UK & Med: Imray Digital Charts now available on Raymarine chartplotters

UK & Med: Imray Digital Charts now available on Raymarine chartplotters  (05 Jul 2016)

UK, USA & Germany: Ocean cruising experts share their sailing knowledge at Boat Show Forums

UK, USA & Germany: Ocean cruising experts share their sailing knowledge at Boat Show Forums   (28 Jun 2016)

Report Icon

UK, West Sussex Coast: Man describes dramatic sea rescue after being swept off yacht  (29 Feb 2016)

UK Coastguard warning after two American yachtsmen spark multiple rescues

UK Coastguard warning after two American yachtsmen spark multiple rescues  (22 Jan 2016)

UK, London Boat Show:  ARC Bluewater Cruisers Question Time

UK, London Boat Show: ARC Bluewater Cruisers Question Time  (26 Dec 2015)

North Sea: Rescued yacht "Harrier of Down" sinks during towing

North Sea: Rescued yacht "Harrier of Down" sinks during towing  (13 Oct 2015)

UK South Coast: RYA Welcomes Navitus Bay Wind Park Decision

UK South Coast: RYA Welcomes Navitus Bay Wind Park Decision  (11 Sep 2015)

Adventurous Cruising: Meet Pilotage experts at the Southampton Boat Show, UK

Adventurous Cruising: Meet Pilotage experts at the Southampton Boat Show, UK  (06 Sep 2015)

UK: World Cruising Club at the Southampton Boat Show

UK: World Cruising Club at the Southampton Boat Show  (03 Sep 2015)

UK, Wales: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon gets green light on planning

UK, Wales: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon gets green light on planning  (14 Jun 2015)

RYA urges local marinas to lobby Belgian Government on tolerance for visiting British yachts

RYA urges local marinas to lobby Belgian Government on tolerance for visiting British yachts  (04 Jun 2015)

Report Icon

Cheeki Rafiki Accident Report Points to Keel Detachment   (30 Apr 2015)

UK, Falmouth: 2018 Golden Globe Race announced

UK, Falmouth: 2018 Golden Globe Race announced  (21 Apr 2015)

UK Channel: Dismasted yacht gets a helping hand from Brittany Ferries

UK Channel: Dismasted yacht gets a helping hand from Brittany Ferries  (16 Apr 2015)

New Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water

New Yachtsman’s Guide to Southampton Water   (23 Oct 2014)

UK: Man rescued from trimaran off Portland after 11-hour search

UK: Man rescued from trimaran off Portland after 11-hour search  (06 Oct 2014)

UK: National Coastwatch Institution Issued Dedicated VHF Channel

UK: National Coastwatch Institution Issued Dedicated VHF Channel  (14 Aug 2014)

Imray Nautical App

Imray Nautical App  (29 Jun 2014)

Report Icon

Missing yacht: Search called off for British sailors after US Navy finds Cheeki Rafiki's life raft was not used  (23 May 2014)

UK South Coast Flare amnesty: Dispose of your out-of-date flares

UK South Coast Flare amnesty: Dispose of your out-of-date flares   (30 Mar 2014)

UK: Crowdsourced boats to map the seas

UK: Crowdsourced boats to map the seas   (03 Mar 2014)

Saint Lucia: TV Interview with Margaret Pratt, wife of murdered British yachtsman

Saint Lucia: TV Interview with Margaret Pratt, wife of murdered British yachtsman  (21 Jan 2014)

Saint Lucia, Vieux Fort: British Skipper dies in Armed Robbery

Saint Lucia, Vieux Fort: British Skipper dies in Armed Robbery  (19 Jan 2014)

Practical preparation for an offshore passage from the experts  at World Cruising Club  UK and USA

Practical preparation for an offshore passage from the experts at World Cruising Club UK and USA  (16 Dec 2013)

UK: VHF users face 'rocket science' training

UK: VHF users face 'rocket science' training  (21 Nov 2013)

UK, Wales: Appeal to Welsh boaters to assist with Welsh Sea Watchers program

UK, Wales: Appeal to Welsh boaters to assist with Welsh Sea Watchers program  (06 Nov 2013)

Northern Europe: New scheme could see Belgians relax over red diesel

Northern Europe: New scheme could see Belgians relax over red diesel  (30 Oct 2013)

UK: Storm rescues for boat owners

UK: Storm rescues for boat owners  (28 Oct 2013)

UK: Half billion pound e-Borders scheme slammed

UK: Half billion pound e-Borders scheme slammed  (13 Oct 2013)

U.K., Cowes: Isle of Wight's Royal Yacht Squadron to allow Women Members

U.K., Cowes: Isle of Wight's Royal Yacht Squadron to allow Women Members  (18 Aug 2013)

UK: Red Diesel Update

UK: Red Diesel Update  (29 Jul 2013)

UK South Coast, Chichester, Hayling Bay: Underwater Obstruction

UK South Coast, Chichester, Hayling Bay: Underwater Obstruction  (29 Jul 2013)

Northern Europe, Netherlands: New North Sea Shipping Routes

Northern Europe, Netherlands: New North Sea Shipping Routes  (09 Jun 2013)

Report Icon

Cruising Association (CA) Launches North Sea Section  (09 Jan 2013)

Report Icon

Chandlers return to sailing after pirate horror  (02 Jul 2012)

Report Icon

En Route from Antigua to UK: Skipper of Missing Catamaran "Gutted" to be Rescued  (13 Jun 2012)

Report Icon

Scotland: Explore the Highlands and Islands with the Malts Cruise  (15 Mar 2012)

Report Icon

UK: Red Diesel - Government Backs Down  (08 Mar 2012)

Report Icon

Some Good News Regarding the International Certificate of Competence  (07 Mar 2012)

Report Icon

Scotland, Isle of Kerrera - New Buyer for Oban Marina  (13 Feb 2012)

Report Icon

Armed Guards to Protect UK Ships?  (30 Oct 2011)

Report Icon

UK: Cowes Yacht Haven Launches New Website  (30 Jun 2011)

Report Icon

Can Anyone Rescue the UK Coastguard?  (23 May 2011)

Report Icon

Paul and Rachel Chandler Speaking at a Press Conference in Mogadishu  (14 Nov 2010)

Report Icon

BREAKING NEWS: Paul and Rachel Chandler released by Somali pirates after 388 days  (14 Nov 2010)

Report Icon

UK. New interactive marine conservation zone map launches online  (29 Jun 2010)

Report Icon

UK South Coast: No Anchor Zones in Studland Bay   (24 Jun 2010)

Report Icon

British family rescued after yacht hits iceberg in South Atlantic  (09 May 2010)

Report Icon

Scotland, More Berths at Oban Marina  (16 Apr 2010)

Report Icon

British sailors rescued by Belgian helicopter  (07 Jan 2010)

Report Icon

Emergencies and Channel 16  (28 Feb 2009)

Report Icon

DYT Announces New Routes and Voyages  (12 Dec 2007)

Report Icon

UK Customs To Set Up New Unit For Yachts  (21 May 2007)