Harbours West of Falmouth

Helford River - Please see our separate webpage on this stunning, romantic and diverse waterway.


Aerial of Coverack and Lizard Peninsula

Coverack is a popular village on the Lizard peninsular between Falmouth and Black Head. The pretty horseshoe bay provides good holding at anchor and good shelter from the W/NW. A short dingy ride will put you ashore at the small harbour or on the beach. The Paris Inn welcomes all.

A favourite is eating fish and chips with a pint from the pub on the harbour wall as the sun sets over the village…lovely!

Again the footpath leads walkers in both directions around the coast with great views of Falmouth Bay from the Northerly side.

There is a shop which sells basic groceries, windsurf school and during the summer Roskilly’s Ice Cream Farm/restaurant just up the hill does fantastic barbecues each evening.

The sail from Lizard Point into Penzance across Mounts Bay offers fantastic views of the Lizard peninsular. Lizard Point (The most Southerly point of the UK mainland)

Beyond the Lizard

The sail from Lizard Point into Penzance across Mounts Bay offers fantastic views of the Lizard peninsular.

Passing coves and villages such as Kynance, Mullion, Porthleven and Praa Sands, sailors can choose to stop and explore if weather and time permits.

The last leg into Penzance passes close to St Michaels Mount, one of the most photographed and beautiful lumps of rock off our coast.


Penzance HarbourPenzance...

...has a locking harbour which offers the mariner a safe haven along with water, fuel and showers. It is a working harbour with cargo for the Scilly Isles being shipped from here.

Outside the inner harbour there are a number of buoys available for waiting or overnight stay.

The town is only a few minutes walk from the harbour where there is the full range of High street names as well as plenty of pubs worth a mentioning including the Admiral Benbow and the Navy Inn. Restaurants include the Michelin stared Abbey, the Cornish Range and Cocos.


Newlyn is the largest fishing port on the South Coast and has a rugged working feel.

There are pontoon berths adjacent to the main quays which service the smaller working boats. At the seaward end of these pontoons are berths reserved for visiting craft.

Newlyn Harbour 

The benefit of Newlyn’s size is there is a Harbour Master on duty 24hrs a day so you can be sure of a warm welcome or advice any time you need it.

There are Of COURSE pubs! The Star has great photos of the local fishing exploits, and you'll enjoy a pint with many of the hardend local and visiting fisherman who make their living in the Southwest approachs, English Channel and Irish Sea.

Venturing further away from the port, explorers will be rewarded with the stunning village of Mousehole and artists retreat of Lamorna Cove. Newlyn is a great staging post for the Scilly Isles or bolt hole for failed attempt.


Shiny New Trysail Van 2014
Jay and the crew - August 2014
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Louise at anchor in the Helford
Louise berthed in Falmouth Yachthaven
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