Falmouth Harbour is a haven for superyachts. The harbour’s relatively quiet waters mean that large yachts can access the area with ease and convenience.

For crews and guests alike, Cornwall is an incredible place to spend time with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.



Superyacht Hub

The Harbour Area contains a number of specialist businesses offering:

  • Superyacht refit and repair at Pendennis Shipyard.
  • Megayacht berthing options via A&P Falmouth.
  • Swinging moorings for the largest yachts in the world.
  • Marina berths for large yachts.
  • Safe anchorages in the Harbour’s quiet waters.
  • Access to the UK’s regional and national marine industry.
  • Tender berthing and shore side access.
  • Refuelling and waste disposal options.
  • Excellent options for sourcing quality provisions.
  • Specialist agency services.




Atlantic Gateway

Falmouth Harbour has been providing a comforting welcome to seafarers for centuries. Built around the packet ship trade, Falmouth was the first landfall for many sailing ships returning to Britain from distant shores.

In modern times Falmouth continues to be an important stopover for many large yachts departing for or returning from the Caribbean or the Mediterranean.

The sight of St Anthony’s Lighthouse and the castles of St Mawes and Pendennis have been welcoming sailors home for generations, where Falmouth Harbour’s safe waters and a well earned drink at the world famous Chainlocker await.



Large Vessel Moorings

Falmouth Harbour has a number of moorings suitable for Superyachts.



Falmouth Harbour provides the following services for yachts at anchor or on the moorings.

  • Tender berthing is available via Falmouth Haven Marina in the centre of town.
  • The marina includes waste disposal and recycling options (including ICW).
  • Car parking and delivery drop off points.
  • Hire of harbour craft to assist with provisioning and personnel transfers.
  • Slipway access, storage and forklift truck assistance.
  • Fuel for yachts up to 35m (advanced booking required).

Falmouth Pilots can provide expert advice on anchoring positions, tailored to meet the specific needs of individual yachts.



Cruising Destination

Falmouth can act as a perfect base for UK cruising or a must see destination for large yachts passing through Cornwall and the Southwest of England.

The ports of Fowey, Dartmouth and the Isles of Scilly all sit within easy cruising distance via some of the most pristine sailing waters in the UK framed by rugged coastline.

The region is unmissable for those wanting to experience the natural beauty and picturesque seaside towns of the UK.

Movement Reporting


Vessel movement reporting details are laid out in Admiralty List of Radio Signals, Volume 6.

All large vessel movements in excess of 20m LOA should be reported to ‘Falmouth Pilot Radio’ on VHF ch 09 with at least 15 minutes notice prior to the movement commencing.

This is vital to ensure that movement information can be recorded and promulgated for Port Safety.

Large yachts are expected to comply with all relevant reporting requirements.

We always recommend appointing a local agent to handle pre arrival and immigration formalities.