item7
Almanac Events
Visitors Marina Guide
NEWLYN MARINA

VHF

Ch 9, 12

Call Sign

'Newlyn Harbour'

ACCESS

H24

Berthing Rates

short stay:
half overnight rate

overnight:
8-12 m: £18

Book a Berth
item2

YHA Rating

not rated

Facilities

limited

quayside

1£ coins

key entry

key entry

View plan
Newlynmarina
CharityTaylor

About the Marina


This is the nearest all tide mainland port to the Scillies, however Newlyn is a fishing port and fishing boats have priority over leisure craft and visiting yachts for the matter - and that includes the limited access to water and shore power. Suffice to say, visiting yachts really only come to Newlyn as a port of refuge, and by all accounts even that's a pretty desperate measure. If you haven't guessed it, yachts really aren't welcome, and the harbour authority here goes out of its way to make it known. The new pontoons in the centre of the harbour, despite looking like a marina, were specially funded by an EEC Fisheries Grant, therefore the local fisherman view these pontoons as 100% commercial.
Ashore you'll find shops for provisions, cash points, and a chandlery and given the standard of hospitality you'll receive that's all Newlyn is good for. A pity really, because with all the locally caught fish there's a healthy selection of fine restaurants in town and one feels why Newlyn can't take a leaf from say Brixham's success where commercial fishing and leisure co-exist in harmony. For showers and toilets etc, I'd give them a miss and stay onboard. The facilities at the Fishing Market involves a tiresome chase of the key holder at the security office and other facilities are at the local Missions to Seaman.

 

Marina Approaches


Calling the Harbour Master prior to arrival is essential here in order to confirm a berth.
In strong on shore winds entry into the harbour can be difficult and despite its H24 access it would be sensible to approach at HW in such conditions. When at the entrance between the North and South Pier note the unlit red buoy which marks the end of the slipway. The harbour has a around 2m of water at LAT.

England
Wales
Scotland
Ireland
Channel Is
France
Marinas Almanac emailletter1a Telephoneicon