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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.