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Falmouth 4, The Upper Reaches as far as Truro

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Safe Distance SW of Turnaware Bar Buoy 50:12'.345N 005:02'.235W


Admiralty, 32, 154, 18, SC5602

Rules & Regulations

Speed Limit 8Knts, Minimal Wash in the upper reaches, past Turnaware


Turnaware Bar, Dries above Maplas

Tidal Data Times & Range

Truro, HW 8mins after Falmouth   (links)

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General Description

Heading north up the river past Turnaware Point, the character of ... read more


The main thing to remember as you approach Turnaware Point, is that ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Mooring options for the yachtsman or motorboater include anchoring, ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Summer 2022
Written by chitchat | 13th Sep 2022
Think latest is Malpas pontoon has 1.2m at CD but then 16m of soft mud (according to harbour master!)
Now just 2 visitors buoys (yellow) at the top of channel just short of the visitors pontoon.
Update 21st June 2022
Written by Collenan | 21st Jun 2022
Charges for boats over 40ft on the pontoons is £25/night
Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 20th Apr 2022
I reviewed these notes in April 2022. Malpas has several pontoons now and there is still a detached pontoon out on the river. The hammer-head there looks as though it might get busy with tripping boats/ferries. The prices haven't changed much and the Cornish harbours website is easy to navigate. I've checked and the charges they quote for moorings are inclusive of VAT and Harbour Charges.
Written by chitchat | 18th Oct 2021
I believe the pontoon has 0.9m at CD but we were there at Neaps so can't be sure
Coffee shop and deli now open. Good for some essentials and up-market provisioning.
Found a couple of green buoys short of Malpas without pick ups. HM told us they were "temporary" visitor buoys !
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 4th Oct 2021
I reviewed these notes in October 2021. The improvements noted by our member below have been researched and added to the text; many thanks. Truro is now under the control of cornish harbours and their website is quite informative.
Malpas new walk ashore pontoon June 2021
Written by PaleMoon | 22nd Jun 2021
Whilst looking for the visitor buoys off Malpas we came across a brand new council run walk ashore about 150ft long. There is a tap and a single toilet/shower wet room adjacent to the HMs office. £25 a night. Quiet and beautiful. Easy access to the Heron Inn. Looks like they are building some sort of coffee shop here as well with benches outside. HM didn’t object to me swimming in the river at HW from pontoon.
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New website
Written by channelman | 11th Apr 2021
Port of Truro is now managed by Cornwall Council Harbours Board. The website is www.cornwallharbours.co.uk
UPDATE SPRING 2021 Further
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st Apr 2021
Smugglers Cottage Restaurant is definitely closed until there is new management
UPDATE SPRING 2021 Further
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st Apr 2021
Smugglers Cottage Restaurant is definitely closed until there is new management
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 31st Mar 2021
I reviewed these notes at the end of March 2021. I am still trying to get some definitive info on the Smugglers Cottage Restaurant. Truro has upped it's prices by a couple of pounds. From Tyro's comments below it would appear to be a good idea to consult the HM on mooring outside his office due the doubts about the bottom!!

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