About Falmouth Harbour

About Falmouth Harbour

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners are a statutory port authority with responsibility for the Inner Harbour at Falmouth Harbour (excluding Falmouth Docks), the Penryn River up as far as Coastlines Wharf, the southern part of the Carrick Roads and a large part of Falmouth Bay.



Frequently Asked Questions and answers from Falmouth Harbour. Questions include What is a Trust Port? and How are the Commissioners selected?

Meet the Team

Falmouth Harbour Commissioners undertake the statutory and regulatory management of the Harbour.



Falmouth is famous for its harbour. Together with the Carrick Roads, it is the third deepest natural harbour in the world, and is the deepest in Western Europe.


See publications, minutes and reports relating to the commissioners’ activities.

About Falmouth Harbour
Trust Port

What is a Trust Port?

As a trust port, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners have no shareholders or owners. A Board of Commissioners is appointed to oversee the running of the harbour in accordance with a set of duties and powers.

Governance & the Harbour Board

The Department for Transport has issued guidance for the governance of Trust Ports which is updated from time to time.

Governance & Harbour


Falmouth Harbour Commissioners can offer a rewarding and varied career. Good sea legs are not required for all our roles.

FH Vessels

Where bye-laws, directions or other regulations related to marine safety apply, Falmouth Harbour has a policy to enforce these so as to encourage those responsible for the navigation of vessels to do so safely and responsibly.

Falmouth Harbour Vessels