About Falmouth 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. It is also famous for being the start or finish point of various round the world record breaking voyages, such as those of Sir William Robert Pat “Robin” Knox-Johnston and Dame Ellen MacArthur.

Custom House Quay

Harbour Master Lloyd Pond

Former assistant Harbour Master Lloyd Pond has spent a considerable amount of time collating information on the history of Falmouth and that of the Harbour Commissioners. His report can be accessed from below.

Important Dates in Falmouth’s history

Boats at Custom House Quay
Custom House Quay 1960

Then & Now Photographs of Falmouth

Myths and legends of Falmouth

Grove Place 1960