Historically Falmouth was usually the first port of call for sailing ships crossing the Atlantic. These days Falmouth is an important hub for sailing yachts cruising the West Country, the Isles of Scilly, and Falmouth is used as a springboard for reaching the Channel Islands and the Brittany coast.
The Port Pendennis Marina is situated in a sheltered corner of the harbour and adjoins to the centre of Falmouth town itself. Within walking distance of the marina there’s a huge selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the attractions of Pendennis Castle, and the National Maritime Museum. The outer harbour was completed in 1999 and its really their main facility for visiting yachts, and the large heavy duty concrete pontoons can accommodate vessels with a draft up to 4.5m. The inner harbour is accessible via a tidal lock and mainly provides berthing to the adjoining residential development. With the prestigious Pendennis Ship Yard next door, the marina is visited by many superyachts, reflected perhaps by the excellent on site facilities which includes a Yachtsman’s Lounge and a tennis court.