The Place Ferry links the South West Coast Path and is perfect for exploring the Roseland Peninsula.

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On 8:25pm Friday / 12 February 2016



Delays / Disruption

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Disruptions : St Mawes Ferry

No 1315 or 1415 from Falmouth, no 1345 or 1445 from St Mawes owing to low Spring tides. All other services running to timetable.

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Not Running : Place Ferry

Closed for winter, back 21 March 2016!



Service Informaton

The Place Ferry starts running again Easter 2016.

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Place Ferry

Crossing St Mawes Harbour and operating seven days a week, the Place ferry runs a regular service between St Mawes and Place Creek on the Roseland Peninsula.


Route :: St. Mawes - St. Anthony's Head
Runs :: 7 Days a week / March 30 to November 1 2015
Info & Bookings :: See all our contact details here
Sailing Time :: 10 mins
Distance :: 0.5 miles

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Along with the St Mawes Ferry, it forms an integral part of the South West Coast Path, saving walkers at least a day’s extra walking.

Outside of peak season and when not busy, the Place Ferry also can operate as a water taxi, taking you from your mooring to shore. Contact us for more details.

Four legged friends welcome on leads.

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The ferry not only makes up part of the South West Coast Path, but from Place Creek passengers can head out on a selection of achievable short walks and discover the Roseland Peninsula.

With its white sandy beaches, St Anthony's lighthouse, defensive fortifications, church and spectacular walks, this inspiring peninsula is one of the most delightful Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South West. It’s also ideal for dog walkers!

The Route :: The Place Ferry operates a half-hourly service between St Mawes and Place Creek 7 days a week in the summer season, see timetable for details.

The landing spot at Place is dictated by the tide, consequently at high water the ferry lands at the slipway by Place House and at low water lands at ‘Toddy Steps' 100 yards along the footpath to the North.

There are waterproof information sheets on the ferry, just ask the skipper.

While we welcome bikes and push chairs please understand that the ferry is built for 12 passengers and there is not a great deal of room for multiple bikes so if you are a bike group please give us a call first and we will see if we can help with a bigger ferry.

Skippers Blog

Skippers' Blog | Little G

Skippers' Blog | Little G

From 9 July 2014

Little G approaching St Mawes. The cuddy is up to protect passengers from the stiff northerly breeze and the occasional shower of sea water.

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09 Jul
Skippers' Blog | Sunfish

Skippers' Blog | Sunfish

From 20 August 2013

All the latest happenings from our Skipper Simon on the Place Ferry.

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20 Aug
Skippers' Blog | Channel 12

Skippers' Blog | Channel 12

From 12 July 2013

All the latest happenings from our Skipper Simon Hammond on the Place Ferry.

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12 Jul
Skippers' Blog | Sun shines on St Mawes

Skippers' Blog | Sun shines on St Mawes

From 10 July 2013

The sun is shining on St Mawes in the latest installment of the Place Ferry Skippers' Blog.

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10 Jul
Skippers' Blog | Hottest day of the year

Skippers' Blog | Hottest day of the year

From 8 July 2013

The hottest day so far this year in St Mawes, and despite the tennis there were many people out and about in the harbour and on the sea.

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08 Jul