Getting to Falmouth Marina
Premier Marinas Falmouth Marina is located in Cornwall just outside Falmouth on the south side of Penryn River – the first creek on the west side of the Fal Estuary. How to find the South Coast marina by road, rail, air and sea is described below. Alternatively please click here to contact the marina.
To Falmouth Marina by Sea
The following notes are provided as a guide to approaching Falmouth Marina by sea. Visitors to Falmouth Marina should however make sure that they are aware of all navigational dangers by consulting up-to-date charts and pilot books. Visitors should also be aware of current Notices to Mariners and weather and tides before planning a visit. Falmouth Marina tide tables are available showing times and tide heights corrected to local time and chart datum. No adjustment is required for British Summer Time. View Falmouth Marina tide tables.
Falmouth Marina is located on the south side of Penryn River – the first creek on the west side of the Fal Estuary: 50º 09’90N, 005º05’02W. Falmouth tides range between 0.1m and 5.5m. Yachts drawing more than 1.7m should avoid making their approach within 1½ hours of low water springs. The channel up the Penryn River is buoyed and off the marina, the access channel is to the south west of the east cardinal mark.
The approach to the marina is very straightforward: Travel upstream, leaving Greenbank Quay to port. You will see the marina as you pass Boyers Cellars – a deep-water 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. When you arrive, call the marina by using VHF Ch. 80, or by using the telephone on the pontoon. The Marina Reception will then allocate a berth for you. Once you are berthed, please go to reception where you will be given the marina security code number for the pontoon walkways and facilities.
Arriving at Falmouth Marina by night
Use a torch to pick up the reflective panel on the port hand Penryn River buoys. Steer due west. Moor at the visitors’ hammerhead pontoon and tell the marina you have arrived by using VHF Ch. 80, or by using the telephone on the pontoon.
Falmouth Marina Inner Basin
The marina is divided in two by a sill that is marked at each end by a tide gauge. The sill dries to 1.8m above Chart Datum. Please ensure that there is adequate depth for your vessel before crossing the sill. Visitors should only enter the inner basin after being given the go-ahead by marina staff.
To Falmouth Marina by road
Falmouth Marina’s 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 the first exit onto Falmouth Road. At next roundabout, take the first exit onto North Parade. Falmouth Marina is 200 metres on your left. View Falmouth Marina on Google Maps. Contact the marina.
To Falmouth Marina by rail
Intercity trains run direct into Falmouth Town from Birmingham, Bristol, the North and Scotland. First Great Western trains run from London, Reading, Swindon and Bath. Nearest stations are Falmouth, Truro and Plymouth. nationalrail.co.uk.
To Falmouth Marina by air
Flybe flies to Exeter from Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle and from London Gatwick and Glasgow International to Newquay.