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Pendennis Castle (c) Visit Cornwall


Located at the entrance of Carrick Roads, a great inlet and natural deep water harbour denting Britain’s South West coast, Falmouth is superbly located for round Britain, European or repositioning cruises; and is the Duchy of Cornwall’s, Britain’s premier holiday region, leading South coast resort.

At the entrance to Carrick Roads, the twin castles of Pendennis and St Mawes can be seen by passengers where they have stood guard since the 16th century. The Port can accommodate ships alongside, or they can anchor in the sheltered waters of the Bay. Dedicated passenger landing facilities are available, as well as a full range of marine services. Ships berth only a 10 minute walk away from the town or passengers can opt to take the complimentary transfer coach. Beyond the town, the choice of shore excursions are plentiful, from glorious sub tropical gardens, to grand historical estates, ancient and magical castles, to the natural wonders of Cornwall’s landscape and coastline.

Port attractions

  1.  The Eden Project

    One of Cornwall’s most iconic landmarks, Eden’s massive Biomes act as giant greenhouse’s, each with its own ecosystem, and home to over a million plants from around the world.
  2.  Glendurgan Garden and Trebah Gardens

    Two Neighbouring gardens situated within the 3 valleys of Mawnen Smith on the edge of Falmouth. - Trebah with a 25 ache sub tropical garden.- Glendurgan located by the beautiful Hamlet of Durgan.
  3.  St Michaels Mount

    Situated atop its own island is a unique 12th century castle. St Michaels Mount is only accessible by walking the legendary cobbled causeway at low tide or by boat at high tide.
  4.  Land's End and The Lizard Peninsula

    Walking the South West coastal path visitors can experience the natural wanders of Cornwall’s coastal 200 foot high granite cliffs and its diverse range of unique flora and fauna.

Port views

Steve Tanner/Visit Cornwall
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Port facts

Nautical information

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no restriction
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on request
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Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
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Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
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Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
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Useful Information
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Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Drystan Jones, Port Operations Director
A&P Falmouth Ltd, The Docks, Falmouth
TR11 4NR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1326 214860


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Page last updated: 2022-10-06 14:24


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