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FALMOUTH MARINA

VHF

Ch 80

Call Sign

'Falmouth Marina'

ACCESS

H24

Berthing Rates

short stay:
£1.40 per m (4 hrs)

overnight:
£2.85 per metre

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YHA Rating

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Facilities

20 berths

240V, 16/30A

30 ton

24 hrs

25 ton

chandlery

1£ coins

basic

well stocked

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About the Marina


It can get confusing in Falmouth for there’s the Port Falmouth Marina, the Falmouth Yacht Haven and then there’s this one, the Falmouth Marina, which is located at the head of the Penryn River and is almost in Penryn itself. Falmouth is the third largest natural deep water harbour in the world after Sydney and Rio, and therefore its a cruising destination in its own right with the River Fal leading up to Truro in the north, and St Mawes and the Helford River to the south. The area is teaming with wildlife where seals, otters and dolphins can be spotted up the quiet creeks.

The marina provides nearly 340 fully serviced pontoon berths of which 20 are reserved for visiting yachtsman. A Co-op and an Asda supermarket are close by and the town centre of Falmouth is a 20min walk away which is bustling with a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants amongst its narrow cobbled streets. Other leisure activities stemming from Falmouth include the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle, the Minack Theatre, and the South West Coastal Walks.
 

Marina Approaches


Once through the inner harbour, pass Greenbank Quay to port and commence up the buoyed channel of the Penryn River. Abeam the deep-water commercial jetty of Boyers Cellars you should see the outer pontoons of the marina. Keep between outer pontoons at the ECM which marks the limit of the dredged channel, and make for the hammerhead of visitors pontoons. Be mindful that the marina has an inner basin, separated by a submerged oil pipe line which forms a sill. The depth of this sill is marked by two tidal gauges either side of the marina. The sill dries to 1.8m above chart datum and visitors should only cross over the sill to the inner basin after gaining approval from the marina office first.

At night, the Penryn channel buoys are unlit so its advisable to use a torch to pick them out. Once you’re abeam the Boyers Cellers steer dew west by keeping the rearward yellow light (FlY2s) in-between the white flashing light VQ(3)5s and the two fixed red lights 2FR(vert).
 

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