Newlyn Cruising Guide

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Newlyn Harbour is famous for two seemingly unrelated things, fish and art, but they have coexisted happily here for a long time.  With a long history of fishing and a well-known fish market, you can enjoy some of the best and freshest fish around in the local pubs, restaurants and take-aways.  A colony of artists gathered alongside the fishermen in Newlyn around the end of the 19th century and many of their paintings are powerful depictions of the hardships suffered by the local seafaring community.  They became known as the Newlyn School and these days their paintings will fetch large sums at auction, though many are still in the hands of local families.  The artistic tradition continues to this day with several superb arts and crafts galleries in the town.

Newlyn Harbour is very much a working fishing harbour and preference is given to fishing vessels over visiting yachts.  There are very few facilities and more than an overnight stay is not encouraged.  There are more facilities in nearby Penzance.

Newlyn Charts

SC5603            Falmouth to Padstow including Isles of Scilly (Admiralty Leisure Folio)
777                  Land's End to Falmouth
2345                Plans in South-West Cornwall

C7                   Falmouth to Isles of Scilly and Newquay
2400                Imray Chart Pack: The West Country


Newlyn Berthing

Newlyn Harbour, VHF Ch 09 or 12
Harbour Office, Newlyn TR18 5HW - +44(0)1736 362523
Finger pontoons for visiting yachts but check with Harbour Master for availability before entering harbour

Gwavas Lake
Anchorage in settled weather and offshore winds but be aware of rocks


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