Getting to Falmouth Marina
Premier Marinas, full postal address is: Falmouth Marina, North Parade, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2TD
From Exeter take the A30 to Truro. From Truro take A39 to Falmouth.Take the B3292 (signposted Penryn) continue forward on to Commercial Road. Turn left into Falmouth Road. At Ponsharden Roundabout take 1st exit onto Falmouth Road. At next roundabout take the 1st exit onto North Parade. Falmouth Marina is 200 metres on your left.
Intercity trains run direct into Cornwall from Birmingham, Bristol, the North and Scotland. Great Western trains run from London, Reading, Swindon and Bath. Nearest stations, Falmouth, Truro and Plymouth.
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Air Southwest (0870 043 4553) fly from London Gatwick, London City, Glasgow and Bristol to Newquay.
Flybe www.flybe.com fly to Exeter from Liverpool, Leeds Bradford and Manchester, and from Edinburgh to Newquay.
The approach to the marina is very straightforward but you should take extra care at low water spring tides.
Travel upstream, leaving Greenbank Quay to port.You will see the marina as you pass Boyers Cellars - a deepwater commercial jetty. Steer close to the marina's outer pontoons, keeping between them and the E cardinal beacon.This shows the edge of the dredged area.Moor at the visitors' hammerhead pontoon.
Tell the marina you have arrived and get your berthing instructions by using VHF Channel 80 or the telephone on the pontoon. The reception number is 01326 316620. Once you are berthed, go to reception where you will be given the marina security code number for the pontoon walkways and toilet and shower blocks.
Arriving at night
Use a torch to pick up the reflective panel on the port hand Penryn River buoys. Steer due west, keeping the flashing yellow mark between the flashing white one and two fixed red ones. Moor at the visitors' hammerhead pontoon and tell the marina you have arrived. Reception is manned 24-hours a day.
Marina Inner Basin
The marina is divided in two by a cill which is marked at each end by a tide gauge.The ATG dries to 1.8m above Chart Datum. Please ensure that there is adequate depth for your vessel before crossing the tidal gate.Visitors should only enter the inner basin after being given the go-ahead by marina staff.