Visitors’ Moorings and Anchorage

As well as the Falmouth Haven Marina we have a number of deep water moorings reserved for visiting yachts and an anchorage area. The moorings are located adjacent to the main channel – the anchorage apposite Falmouth Docks.

green visitor buoys in Falmouth harbour/haven

Mooring Locations

More about mooring

Our 22 visitors’ moorings are marked with substantial green buoys, requiring a strop to be passed through the top ring to make fast. We have:

  • Nine moorings which will accommodate yachts up to 12.2m long.
  • Nine moorings which will accommodate yachts up to 18.2m long.
  • Four moorings which will accommodate yachts up to 24.3m long.

If you opt for a mooring, you can land your tender in a secure, dedicated area on our  marina.


More about the visitors’ anchorage

Our anchorage area, centrally located between Custom House Quay and Falmouth Docks and close to busy Duchy Wharf is suitable for use by small craft in most conditions (applicable fees here). Please be aware that if you choose to anchor up, you may need to relocate to enable the movement of commercial ships in and around the docks, sometimes at short notice. For this reason please take note that:

  • All vessels that anchor must have a working engine
  • You must not leave your craft unattended at anchor for more than one hour
  • You must not leave your craft unattended at the anchorage overnight

You can find out about planned shipping movements in the following ways:

  • Check the Notices on this website by clicking here.
  • Contact Falmouth Haven on VHF Channel 12, call sign “Falmouth Haven”.
  • Check the notice board at the Falmouth Haven Visitors’ Marina.
  • Ask one of the Falmouth Haven team, either in the office or on Arwenack.

Good provision of visitor buoys, good access and security, excellent customer staff

Simon Tytherleigh – Exeter