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Park & Float

Easy, stress-free all-day parking at the Falmouth Park & Float.

Your perfect base for the start of a great day out.


Service Update

The Falmouth Park & Float/Ride is now closed for 2018. Back open again in May 2019. Boat trips are available throughout the winter aboard the St Mawes Ferry.

St Mawes Ferry

Falmouth Park & Float/Ride

Wash away the stress of parking with the Falmouth Park & Float...

This 500 space car park on the outskirts of Falmouth is the ideal place to start your day out on the river.

Route :: Ponsharden - Falmouth
Ride Runs ::
7 Days a week, 1 May - 29 Sep 2018
Float Runs :: 7 Days a week, 1 May - 29 Sep 2018
Info & Bookings :: 01326 319417 (Opening times only)
Sailing Time ::
10-15 mins

Days out in Falmouth are fun, varied and can be enjoyed by everyone.

From a boat trip across the harbour, to a stroll down along the waterfront or a visit to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth is perfect for lazy days at the beach or action-packed adventure.

The third largest deep water harbour in the world, Falmouth and it’s active port are bustling with activity all year round. Falmouth plays host to a wide range of cafes, shops, galleries, restaurants and bars.

Falmouth has very little (and expensive) long stay, town centre parking and for this reason the Park & Float / Ride was established.

Visitors to the town can now help reduce congestion and pollution by using the 500 space car park on the outskirts of town at Ponsharden.

After parking hop aboard one of our classic ferries and enjoy an informative commentary on your way to Falmouth.

And the best bit about it is parking is free with your Fal Mussel Card!

Falmouth Park & Float/Ride News

Explore the River this Summer with a Fal Mussel Card

Explore the River this Summer with a Fal Mussel Card

From 29 June 2017

When it comes to summer adventures there's no place quite like the Fal River and the best, most cost effective way to experience the beauty of the area is with a Fal Mussel Card.

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29 Jun
Saturday Service for Falmouth Park & Float

Saturday Service for Falmouth Park & Float

From 31 July 2015

The Falmouth Park & Float starts Saturday service for the summer holidays.

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31 Jul
Ponsharden Park & Float Map 2015

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All Day Parking

With more than 500 spaces, toilets, refreshments and regular boat and bus services into Falmouth, Ponsharden is the perfect place to leave your car before heading into Falmouth, or further afield, for the day.

Park & Float

What better way to arrive in a historic port than riding on the back of your very own classic wooden ferry?

After parking at Ponsharden take a leisurely trip down the Penryn River to Falmouth’s Custom House Quay. Ferries depart from the car park every 20 minutes.

We love our ferries and we hope you will too!

Park & Ride

Buses depart from the car park every 20 minutes and go direct to Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier.

From the pier to the Maritime Museum its a short 10-15 minute walk through town and only 20 minutes to Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth’s Blue Flag status beach.

Free Parking

Start your day at Falmouth Park & Ride / Float and get FREE ALL DAY PARKING when you buy a 1 day Fal Mussel Card!

When you arrive head to the Ticket Office and ask for a ‘1 Day Fal Mussel Card Visitor.'

This will give you unlimited travel around the river including the regular bus and ferry services into town.

More info on the Fal Mussel Card...


Find a space...

Parking in Falmouth


Head to the Ticket Office...

Park & Float Ticket Office


Have a great day out...

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