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Penzance Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


South Pier Head 50:07'.06N 005:31'.68W


Admiralty, 2345, SC5603

Rules & Regulations

5 Knts Speed Limit in Harbour


Keep clear of ferry and commercial shipping , Approach DANGEROUS in strong onshore winds. Pot Marker buoys in Mounts Bay. Outer harbour dries. Gear Rock to the South of Entrance

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 Office  tel  01736 366113  VHF #12
Penzance Sailing Club  tel  01736 364989  http://www.pzsc.org.uk/
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

As you enter the wet dock you will be allocated a berth by the harbour master or his assistant. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 21st Apr 2022
Prices have changed but I can find no recent improvement to the intentions for doing something to this facility.
New website
Written by channelman | 11th Apr 2021
Penzance Harbour is now managed by Cornwall Council Harbours Board. The website is www.cornwallharbours.co.uk
Written by Don Thomson | 1st May 2018
Plans for the improvement of Penzance for yachts and leisure craft are still just that, plans. The plans for opening up the quarry to the south of Newlyn have gained new life and our enquiries have discovered that the MDL meetings with the Cornwall Council are scheduled. But, everything at Penzance remains as was, even the harbour dues.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 10th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. The discussions about Penzance's future continue with input from every conceivable body of authority; but they remain that, discussions. Note that the cargo vessel Gry is being replaced by a bigger version. Their charging system has changed and they now charge a basic £1.50 per metre across the board
Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 19th Mar 2014
The harbour and its facilities remain unchanged as do prices. We understand that the plans for a marina development collapsed through finance and the future of Penzance remains unclear; the various committees and interested groups involved have yet to agree on a way forward.
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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 31st Jan 2013
Penzance Harbour notes were updated by Don T on the 30th January 2013. Plans that were in the pipeline for the expansion of Penzance and the building of a new marina at Penlee are on hold for the moment. Note that the prices for a berth in Penzance have been adjusted downwards for the 2013 season.
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