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Newlyn Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


South Pier Head 50:06'.18N 005:32'.57W


Admiralty, 2345, SC5603

Rules & Regulations

3 Knts Speed limit in Harbour


Fishing Boats, Pot Markers, Low Lee Rock, Gear Rock, Dangerous heavy swell across entrance in strong Southerly winds.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW = Dover -0635 MHWS 5.6m, MHWN 4.4m, MLWN 2.0m, MLWS 0.8m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master   01736 362523, VHF 12
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If approaching from the East you will need to go south of the South Cardinal ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

In settled weather yachts can lay to their own anchor in Gwavas Lake, ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

We stayed one night last week. Paid £33.50 for 10.5m boat with electric hookup.
Written by Chris99 | 29th Apr 2024
Found the staff very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The end pontoon we tied up to was a bit "tippy"!
I think because of the high harbour walls the handheld VHF was no use, so had to use the big radio to contact the harbour.
The shower had a blocked drain but there was a rubber mat to get above the worst of it.
The local chandlery has limited opening hours so just bear this in mind if you are planning to buy anything.
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Written by Tidal Tim | 28th Dec 2022
We lost our engine off Mullion in July and were towed into Newlyn from where we had left earlier. The harbour couldn't have been more help and more supportive. We weren't charged for the few days we were there as we were a 'casualty' and we managed to fix up delivery of a new engine to Falmouth and then fix up a skipper to help me sail the boat without an engine around to Penryn where the new engine was fitted. Top marks to Newlyn Harbour for all of this - we also were visited by HRH Prince of Wales, now HM King but that's another story. Thanks to everyone.
Proper working harbour. Friendly to yachts....
Written by Tyro Sailor | 30th Jul 2022
...but fishing boats have priority. The almanac is correct in that a few berths are kept for yachts. Lots of electric trees now on the pontoon, many of them working, but you need to tell the friendly office staff (a longish walk away) which one you're plugged into so they can turn it on using their partially successful computerised system.

Expensive for what it is, especially given that yachts are not their main business but a convenient port of departure for the Scilly Isles.
We bought a couple of big lemon sole from one of the boats as they were unloading but once they're in the fish market that's not allowed.

Our allotted toilet/shower had a blocked drain rendering it flooded and somewhat disgusting.
Update March 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 21st Apr 2022
I reviewed these notes in April 2022. The RNLI building has been completed and there are toilet and shower facilities for us visitors within. prices have increased a wee bit.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 6th Apr 2021
I reviewed these notes in April of 2021. No changes apart from the price for visiting yachts
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Written by Don Thomson | 1st May 2018
New prices here
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 4th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2106.Shower/toilet facilities for yachtsmen are due to be improved this season; the rest remains the same apart from an increase in the tariffs.
Written by hamishb | 12th Sep 2015
18hr stop over in August 2015 prior to rounding Lands End. Toilet facilities continue to be dire.
Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 18th Mar 2014
These notes were reviewed in March 2014. We understand from the authorities here that there is a changing attitude towards the visiting yachtsman and, although it is still a very busy commercial fishing port, you will find a welcome here these days
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Tom Webb, around Britain on a 21' Beneteau 2011
Written by Tom Webb Sailing | 31st Oct 2011
23-25/8 – Newlyn – Newlyn is one of the last remaining examples of a fully working port with a large density of fishing vessels in the small harbour. They are more than welcome to have visiting yachts and the thriving harbour and pretty surrounding area makes it great fun to visit although it is very noisy…all the time. It’s a fantastic place to be for the first port back on the south coast !
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