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Falmouth 3, Carrick Roads, as far as Restronguet Creek, including Mylor and its Marina

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


None Given


Admiralty, 32, 154, 18, SC5602 SC5912

Rules & Regulations


Water Skiing Area, St.Mawes Bank, Deep Channel marked by Buoyage, Large Shallow Areas

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover -6.10 MHWS 5.3m MHWN 4.2m MLWN 1.9m MLWS 0.6m   (links)

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General Description

Carrick Roads, appears as a vast expanse of water but in actual fact much of it is shallow, the main channel is very deep, is buoyed, and sometimes used by large ships. There are several possible anchorages, where a vessel of normal draft can lay afloat at all states of the tide, but all in all it is a bit exposed, being more suitable for ships rather than yachtsmen or motorboaters.

Following the deepwater in a northerly direction, there is a water skiing area marked off by yellow buoys on the eastern side, followed by St Just's pool, an area of small craft moorings, and a possible anchorage, again on the eastern side. Opposite St Just is Mylor Creek, with its moorings and the Marina. ... read more


Entering Carrick roads is straightforward if you have just entered Falmouth from seawards, leaving Black Rock and its associated buoyage to port. You simply follow the buoys, heading towards Penarrow Point on the western shore. This is low and is topped with a prominent pillar. Keep an eye on the depth sounder, the main channel is very deep up, to 30 m at LAT, and steep to.

If emerging from the Percuil River and Falmouth Inner Harbour, it is unwise to cut the corner too tightly, head in a generally easterly/north-easterly direction until you pick up the deepwater channel.  Pilotage directions: ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

As mentioned before, it is possible to anchor anywhere in the Carrick Roads area, out of the channel and to suit depth and wind, being mindful of the areas that are set aside for waterskiing in the summer. 

A popular anchorage in Easterlies can be found around the entrance to St Justs creek, clear of the moorings off the shingly beaches. Shoal draft boats can explore the creek itself, and dry out if a space can be found. The town of St Just with its beautiful church will be found by the tidal pool within the creek, as will Pascoe's Boatyard. Jerry cans of diesel, and gas refills are available here.

Other options include: ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 3rd May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. No changes
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Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 13th Mar 2014
Mylor Marina visitors charges have gone up otherwise no changes from last year
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 28th Jan 2013
The harbour notes for Falmouth 3 were updated by Don T on the 28th January 2013. There are no major changes to this section of Falmouth Harbour and the prices have been corrected for the 2013 season
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