Whether you’ve purchased your Mussel Card Visitor for 1 day or 6 days, there are numerous ways to use it – here are a few ideas to get you going! We recommend you start your day at a reasonable hour in the morning, especially to accommodate the routes that require a number of changes.
Route 1 – St Mawes/Enterprise. If you've purchased your Mussel Card for more than 1 day, you can cover many of our river links at a leisurely pace – no need to rush as you don't have to fit it all into a short period! -Hop on the St Mawes service from Falmouth at 8 30 or 9 15 from Prince of Wales Pier, or 9 30 (weekday, 945 weekend) from Custom House Quay and explore the village of St Mawes. Then hop on the Enterprise boat to Trelissick or Truro. - Getting back? You can either use the Maritime Line back to Falmouth or jump on the U1 or U2 bus, both included in the price of you Mussel Card – alternatively, use the Enterprise boat as return transport – see timetable here.
Route 2 – Park & Float/St Mawes/Place. Ditch the car and use the Park & Float service from Ponsharden to Custom House Quay and use the connecting service to St Mawes. Once in St Mawes, you can continue your adventure onto Place and walk the South-West coast path or the Roseland Ramble walk.
Route 3- St Mawes/King Harry (as pedestrian)/Enterprise including (5 mile walk). Hop on the St Mawes ferry and walk to St Just Church, a stunning 13th Century church surrounded by sub-tropical gardens. Continue on from St Just along the coast path then join the road for a short time until you reach the King Harry Ferry. From here you can cross over to Trelissick pontoon, surrendering a donation on the ferry, where you have two options: be collected by the Enterprise Service or use one of several woodland walks to reach Playing Place where you can use the U1 or U2 bus service to return to Falmouth.
Route 4 – King Harry/Park and Float (+St Mawes). If you're visiting and staying in St Mawes or on the Roseland Peninsula side of the river, use the King Harry Ferry to cross over by car. Once in Falmouth, remove the hassle of parking by using the Park & Float service, arriving into Falmouth in style. If you've not yet had time to explore St Mawes why not add this in too? Ferries depart from Prince of Wales Pier and Custom House Quay.
Route 5 – King Harry/Enterprise/ (+Park & Float). Another option for those of you based on the Roseland side of the river. Catch the King Harry Ferry across to Feock and then drive down the A39 to Falmouth or up to Truro.
-If beginning in Falmouth – park your car at Ponsharden and catch the Park & Float ferry into Falmouth. Link up to the Enterprise service, departing from the Prince of Wales Pier, which is a 10 minute walk through the high street from where the Park & Float ferry drops you off.
- Catch the Enterprise service to Trelissick Gardens or to Truro from Falmouth.
- Catch the Enterprise service to Trelissick or Falmouth from Truro.
****Note that the last King Harry service of the day during the summer season is 9.20 from the Feock side, 9.30 from Roseland side.
****Note that the last Park & Float Service back to Ponsharden car park is 5.40. The walk back to the car park is about 2 miles in length, or you can catch the water taxi.
****Note that the Mussel Card Visitor must be used on consecutive days.
More information on the services mentioned above…
- Enterprise Boats – ferry service between Falmouth and Truro (tide permitting), alighting at Trelissick Gardens and Malpas. A bus ticket is included in the rice of your ferry ticket when the boat cannot land in Truro – Malpas is a 10 minute bus ride from Truro.
- St Mawes Ferry – A ferry service between the idyllic St Mawes and dynamic and flourishing Falmouth.
- Place Ferry – Ferry service between St Mawes and Place Creek/St Anthony/South West Coast Path. This service is ever popular with walkers and beach-goers!
- King Harry Ferry – Car ferry crossing (voted one of the top most beautiful ferry crossings in the world) between Feock and the Roseland Peninsula.
- Park & Float – Ferry service between Ponsharden car park and Custom House Quay, facilitating parking in Falmouth during the busy summer months – simply park your car, jump on the boat and float scenically into Falmouth!