Details for Newlyn Harbour

Newlyn Harbour

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Average rating 3.3 stars from 3 reviews

Address Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commisioners Office Newlyn
Penzance TR18 5HW

Phone+44 (0)1736 362523

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO


Information is also available at:

VHF channel

Vessels call Newlyn Harbour on VHF Channels 16, working Channels 9 or 12.


Email contact

Owner, manager


Andrew Munson


Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Approach the breakwaters from the East, once through the breakwaters, turn to starboard and head for the pier on which the fishing boats lie, and when close to the pier, alter to the port and make for the pontoons. Always contact HM before entry to make sure berth is available, watch out for fishing boats. On the approach to the harbour keep a close watch for marker buoys on the fish pots.
In strong onshore/southerly winds, large breaking seas will be encountered at the breakwaters. If you need to enter, go for high water.

There are a couple of dangers. The Gear Rock lies just to the south of Penzance and is marked with an isolated danger beacon. Keep well south of the beacon. To the south is Low Lee Rock, marked by an East Cardinal buoy, and close NW of Low Lee is Cam Base Rock, 1.1m and 1.8m respectively.





Tide & current additional info

Tidal streams about 1 knot.


Approach: 3
Transient dockage: 2.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: Pontoons have about 2m water at LAT.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.80/ft (2013-08-06)

Other price info: Less than 8m is £12 per night.
Up to 12 m is £18 per night.
Over 12m is £27 per night.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Available

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: At the Harbormaster's discretion, you may be able to arrange to get onto St. Mary's Pier and fuel from the road tanker which delivers to the fishing vessels. Otherwise, it's a hike to the local petrol station with the jerry cans.

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out







Yes - One shower available in the harbour, or a few minutes away, can use the showers at the the Mission to Fisherman.


Yes - As for showers.



Yes - Local shops.




Yes - A few in the town.


Yes - Tolcarne Inn is a few minutes walk from the berth, best fish and chips ever.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Newlyn Harbour
Newlyn Fishing Port, 2013-03-29
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (14508)

Newlyn is a working fishing port, so it's not really set up for visiting yachts. Having said that, there are two pontoons which sometimes have berths available for visitors, but these were built with funding specifically to promote fishing, so it's important to contact the harbour master in advance to check availability. We called before leaving Falmouth and they were extremely friendly and informative on the phone, and we picked an available pontoon berth when we arrived. You will be surrounded by fishing boats of all shapes and sizes and they are active 24 hours a day. We were fully prepared for this and were very happy staying in Newlyn - it's an interesting port to stay in with plenty going on. We met the stand-in harbour master when we arrived, and he was really helpful, which was especially appreciated as he clearly was very busy dealing with unloading and storage of fish. We had a really good meal in The Smuggler's Resturant overlooking the harbour, the fish here comes straight off the boats, into the fish market and into the restaurant. The only way to get it fresher is to catch it yourself! One thing we can't comment on is the facilities - we used our shower and heads on board (holding tank) as the procedure to get the key seemed quite complex.

Newlyn Harbour, 2011-01-29
Captain: , Liverpool, UK (928)

Not great for facilities, but a nice friendly harbour. The place is dead in the winter, but in the summer is heaving with tourists

have a fish, 2010-11-15
Captain: , Berlin (31)

Deeper than Reeds claims it, nice people, industrial harbour, electricity, water, 18 per night, save, an alternative to Penzance.
Don't use the fishermans showers...I like it!

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