Falmouth Haven is one of the south coast’s premier leisure boating facilities. We offer deep water moorings and marina options in one of the finest natural harbours in the world, with great facilities for visitors, and easy and direct access to the water from our well maintained and serviced public slipway. Situated in a spectacular setting in the heart of Falmouth with its restaurants, bars and shopping – yet moments from world-class sailing waters. Whether you are an experienced yachtsperson or water-sports beginner, our aim is to provide a safe, easy and very enjoyable experience to anyone who wants to get out and enjoy the very best of boating.
Gweek Classic Boatyard is a traditional Cornish boatyard based in the upper reaches of the beautiful Helford River. With a rich maritime history it is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Gweek.
Gweek Classic Boatyard has recently been acquired and is being upgraded (take a look at the News section of our website for more details).
Gweek Quay has all the services you would expect a traditional boatyard to offer the leisure boater and more.
As well as storage for over 250 vessels both hardstanding and undercover, cranage for boats up to 25 tonnes, we can undertake modern and traditional yacht repairs and restorations. The yard is also happy to offer the facilities for owner projects and owner fit outs.
Whether you are looking for a set of bespoke classic sails, racing sails or you want to repair your existing ones, we can help you.
In addition to the Classic way, Ratsey and Lapthorn makes sails for cruisers and racers alike. The use of modern lamintes, membrane technology and computer aided design have enabled Ratsey’s to make sails for modern competitive yachts.
Founded to encourage the sport of sailing we embrace both sailing and motor boating interests.
Situated within Falmouth Harbour, we boast a grade 2 listed clubhouse on its own 17th century private quayside overlooking Falmouth Harbour and commanding spectacular views across to Flushing, over the Carrick Roads to St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula.
Formed in 1871 we continue a long tradition of offering hospitality to visiting yachtsmen and yachtswomen and will extend a warm welcome should you wish to visit us.
Please explore these pages to discover more about the club’s history, facilities and activities, on and off the water.
Ancasta International Boat Sales is the west countries largest yacht broker.
With five offices from Falmouth to Dartmouth, no other yacht broker based in the region can match our local knowledge and global reach. The internet may give all brokers a global profile but few can match Ancasta’s resources. Our clients enjoy the support of over 40 qualified brokers operating from 16 locations, with the reach and marketing capability of Europe’s largest boat sales organisation.
Over 500 vessels are listed simultaneously with our Global Online Partners* and our dedicated website ancasta.com. This alone attracts over 60,000 hits per month, whilst proprietary software actively matches a database of over 15,000 active buyers to available boats.
Over three decades, Ancasta’s experience and reach in brokerage has established it as one of world’s leading new boat sales operations. We are proud to be agents for Beneteau Sail and Power, CNB Yachts, Lagoon Catamarans, Prestige Luxury Motor Yachts and McConaghy Performance Yachts.
Ancasta International Boat Sales –Experience, Reach, Results.
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At the Lower end of Upton Slip – one of Falmouth’s famous “Ope’s” and on top of the Harbour wall, the Bosun’s Locker Chandlery occupied the lower floor of a long white building for nearly 80 years. Above the Chandlery, currently owned by Alan and Erica Parmenter, is a flat known as Abbot’s Loft – simply because a Mr. Abbot used to live there!
The Bosun’s Locker is now a famous and well established Chandlery – having been in constant operation since 1946 – and has the reputation of being able to supply almost any item to the marine market. Its location, next to the water in Falmouth the world’s third deepest natural Harbour, is perfect for visiting sailors and locals alike.
Butler & Co are a family run boatyard on Restronguet creek specialising in design and build of traditional wooden vessels. Explore your local creek or row out to your mooring in our bespoke Lily Class dinghies, enjoy laid back coastal cruising on board our Skye Class or cross oceans and explore the world at the helm of one of our Mayflower cruising yachts. In our boatyard traditional materials and techniques are combined with modern twists to create boats that fit your life, while allowing escapism back to the golden age of sailing. Butler & Co also sympathetically and accurately restore historic vessels and undertake refit/ maintenance on traditional and classic boats, all to exceptionally high standards.
Facilities at our Penpol yard include afloat, ashore and undercover storage, beach berths, deep water moorings, slipway and onsite crane (to 14 tonnes).
JH & M Choak have forged a reputation for making mouthwateringly tasty Cornish pasties. Handmade to a traditional recipe by a proper Cornishman, a Choaks pasty is quite possibly the tastiest pasty you’ll ever munch — just ask the locals.
Founded by Henry Choak in 1948 and still in the family run by Charlie who also runs pasty school.
Classic Boat is the magazine for the world’s most beautiful boats. Packed with stunning images, we have the inside stories of the great classic yachts and motorboats afloat today, as well as fascinating tales from yesteryear and the latest from the wooden boat building scene around the world.
At Cockwells, we take pride in designing and building bespoke yachts, motor launches and superyacht tenders to your precise requirements and our exacting standards.
Combining the artisan skills of the traditional shipwright with innovative engineering and boatbuilding techniques, we custom-build vessels of the highest quality for leisure and commerce in the modern world.
With craftsmen who are passionate about working in wood – teak, larch, chestnut, mahogany, oak and yellow cedar among them – we are also adept at building with high-tech composites to increase durability and minimise ongoing maintenance.
Our range of boats are perfect for private hire; Charter for weddings, parties, birthdays, special occasions, corporate events and more. Once on board one of our classic wooden ferries we promise you and your guests will have a great day out along Cornwall’s most stunning stretch of water; the Fal River. Our boats run between Falmouth, Truro and the Roseland and there are many places along the Fal River and Carrick Roads where we can land to collect you. The most popular are Truro, Falmouth and St Mawes. We can tailor our cruises to meet your needs. Our luxury boat ‘Moyana’ is perfect for any occasion with ample space for up to 90 guests and a fully stocked bar serving Cornish Ale!
Falmouth Art Gallery has a vibrant exhibition and event programme. We change exhibitions regularly and hang works from our permanent collection alongside major museum loans, work from local artists, community groups, school children and students. Our events cater for all ages, from babies upwards. There will be something for everyone.
Our art collection is large and eclectic for a small museum. The works are rotated regularly in our entrance and main galleries and we work to variety of themes.
The staircase gallery is used for community displays. Groups such as Falcare, Age Concern, local schools and Falmouth University visit on a regular basis and create art in response to current exhibitions.
Our limelight wall within the entrance gallery, is open to all aspiring and professional artists. To achieve a dynamic turnaround the space is changed weekly.
Falmouth is Cornwall’s leading south coast resort, it is one of the county’s largest, vibrant and most diverse towns. It is home to Cornwall’s rich maritime heritage, the Woodlane Campus of Falmouth University, the internationally renowned Art Gallery and many sub-tropical gardens.
Open to all members of the public, run by Sarah and her team, a very honest, welcoming Café offering excellent food and drink. A friendly, relaxed atmosphere that you’ll want to return to time and again.
Why not relax with a cuppa, meet with friends for breakfast and enjoy beautiful harbour views across to Flushing and St Mawes? Home cooked menu, beautiful cakes, serving Breakfast and lunches 7 days a week.
Full bar with great Cornish Ales, select wines and gins, great coffee, teas and chocolates. Available also for private party bookings.
Falmouth Week is a major attraction for locals and visitors alike. With its origins in a local sailing regatta dating back at least far as 1837 (we have an engraved trophy to prove it!) the Week has evolved into not only a major sailing competition in the SW but also an opportunity for sailors and landlubbers to enjoy the many daytime and evening attractions in the town.
The Falmouth Week Regatta features up to seven days of fleet racing for yachts and dayboats in the expansive waters of Falmouth Bay and the Carrick Roads (lower Fal estuary). Racing takes place each day from Sunday to the following Saturday, with daily and series prizes, and is complemented by comprehensive shoreside events for everyone. Many of the competitors combine the racing with their annual family holiday!
Every business or organisation is made up of three essential components: operations, finance and marketing.
We believe that, of these three components, marketing is the most important. After all, it generates the work needed for operations, and the revenue needed for finance. But, so often, time restrictions or a lack of understanding mean that marketing is simply overlooked.
We aim to become a fundamental part of your team – an integral partner with a wealth of technical knowledge and expertise to bring to the table. And, because we specialise in the marine industry, we can maximise on the opportunities available within this sector.
If this sounds like the marketing solution you’ve been looking for, get in touch. Our friendly team are here to help.
We are proud to say that we are one of the area’s leading estate agents, and we have built our reputation on the tried and tested values of good service and great advice. We have been established in the area for over thirty years, but that is not to say that we are rooted in the past – we employ industry-leading techniques, on-the-ground insight and innovative technology to help you reach your property goals.
We are the only agent in the area with specialist, director led departments in Estate Agency, Property Letting & Management & New Homes. With two prominent offices in Falmouth & Penryn we have professional, enthusiastic and friendly staff who provide fantastic service including extensive marketing and advertising material as well as free up to date market appraisals.
We are a prominent law firm based in Falmouth. Our own ‘family tree’ stretches back into the 19th Century; an unbroken history of advising and acting for generations of families and businesses. You may well be reading this because you have been told about us. We welcome most of our new clients following personal recommendation.
In many respects we are a traditional firm of solicitors, a symbol of continuity – and proud of the fact.
Live Beside the Sea is a Property Search Agent, specialising in finding dream properties in Cornwall for clients relocating from out of the county or abroad.
Live Beside the Sea is a member and the 2017 First Place award winner of ARP, the professional body for relocation service providers throughout the UK and internationally and promotes a quality standard throughout its membership.
We are a traditional firm offering our customers value for money service. We pride ourselves in keeping a wide range of competitively priced products with plenty of help and advice.
Over the many years we have been in business, we have established a huge customer base. These include: local authorities, government agencies, commercial shipping lines, international organisations, a great many local companies and members of the public.
Our range of goods now includes: boat chandlery, building material, engineering supplies, hand and power tools, new and used office furniture, footwear, clothing and leisure products.
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a fully independent museum. The result of collaboration between the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the former Cornwall Maritime Museum in Falmouth, the museum was officially opened in 2003 and is located on the aptly named Discovery Quay in Falmouth, south Cornwall.
The museum celebrates and explores the overwhelming influence of the sea on history and culture, including the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall. As home to The National Small Boat Collection the museum also promotes an understanding of small boats and their place in people’s lives.
Bounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, Port Pendennis Marina is the ideal centre for cruising the West Country, the Isles of Scilly, Brittany, the Channel Islands and the South Coast of Ireland. Historically Falmouth has been the first port of call for sailing ships arriving from the Atlantic or Bay of Biscay, and favoured for its easy entry in extreme weather conditions. Nowadays Port Pendennis is the perfect departure or arrival point for Transatlantic or Biscay passages, supported by a full selection of marine services and adjacent to high street shops for victualling.
In addition to many cruising yachts and powerboats visiting our marina, we have also been selected by many superyachts for our sheltered deep water facilities right at the heart of the town.
We are an independent rigging firm, established more than 25 years ago. Our busy team of riggers is on hand throughout the South West to offer on-the-spot diagnosis, advice and assistance on all aspects of yacht rigging, masts and commercial rigging.
Our work covers a broad spectrum of vessels ranging from day boats, blue water cruisers, superyachts to grand prix racers. Having established solid links with major companies such as Selden-Proctor and Z-Spars (UK), we are able to supply and install top class sailing systems.
Our expertise has helped organisations such as Pendennis Shipyard, Rustler Yachts, Cockwells, NMMC, Falmouth Boat Construction, Gweek Quay and many more who call upon our experience.
Sea Dogs is a small business based in Penryn Cornwall, owned and run by Diana Tomlinson with help from her husband John.
Although Di has been working with leather for about 40 years, Sea Dogs as a business has existed only since June 1999, when we were fortunate to find a workshop in an old sail loft next to the Penryn River.
Having this workshop has given us the opportunity to expand the business into new areas, but the same care and attention is still given to each project.
We are one of the UK’s largest residential developers. As a responsible developer we are committed to working with local people and communities.
We build and sell over 10,000 homes each year. We also make a positive contribution to the communities in which we work by developing infrastructure and making financial contributions to local authorities.
Working with others benefits us all and is at the heart of a successful and sustainable development. We aim to be the land buyer and residential developer that everyone wants to deal with.
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is one of the biggest maritime music festivals in Europe. Falmouth will play host to hundreds of hours of free to attend shanty performances, with only our special Gala Concert ticketed, and proceeds going to the RNLI. The town will be filled with music, singing and infused with a great community spirit. The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival is held at multiple venues throughout the town with main stages being Seasalt Stage on Custom House Quay, Skinners Stage on Events Square (Discovery Quay) and Seven Stars Stage on The Moor.
Nestled on Falmouth’s historic harbour, The Greenbank blends the best of coastal living with the finest in contemporary comfort.
Steeped in history with unbeatable sweeping sea views, the four-star hotel was originally built in 1640 and has now been lovingly refurbished.
Moor up on The Greenbank’s private pontoons, float from your boat to the dinner table, then sink a few local pints in their cosy quayside pub The Working Boat.
From rustic fine dining in the Water’s Edge restaurant, to al fresco cocktails on the terrace or hearty pub favourites – there’s something for everyone.
And at the end of the day, the plushest of rooms await. Whether it’s a lazy lie-in with breakfast in bed, a soothing spa treatment or long soak in your bath tub – there’s every excuse to retreat to this Cornish coastal hideaway.
The West Briton is a local weekly newspaper published every Thursday. It serves different areas of Cornwall, United Kingdom with four separate editions – Truro and Mid-Cornwall, Falmouth and Penryn, Redruth Camborne and Hayle, and Helston and The Lizard. It was established in 1810 and is part of the Cornwall & Devon Media group of companies.