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Great walks, dramatic coastline and lush beaches. Hop on the Place Ferry and let your adventures begin.



Plan your day...

  1. Park and Float - half an hour
  2. Connecting ferry/changeover - 10mins
  3. St Mawes Feryy - half an hour
  4. Connecting ferry/chageover - 10mins
  5. Place Ferry - 10 mins
  6. Explore Place - 2-3 hours
  7. Return Ferries - 1.5 hours

Total day out: 5-6 hours

Top Tips

For a perfect day...

  • Grab a guidebook from one of our ferries.
  • The ferries are frequent, but check for tide stops.
  • Look out for Dolphins on the St Mawes Ferry.
  • Take a map.

Find the Ferries

Explore Place

Great walks, dramatic coastline and lush beaches.


Immerse yourself in walkers heaven.

Explore the Roseland peninsula to its full potential. As soon as you step off the Place ferry you will need to have your walking boots on as you explore some of the most unspoilt spots in Cornwall. It's poor road access means the area is unspoilt and a real secluded spot.

1. Park and Float to Falmouth

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

The car park has well over 500 car parking spaces, so parking is never a problem.

Located on the outskirts of Falmouth, you can avoid the congestion of the town centre. Pick up your Fal Mussel Card Visitor here and start your journey.

Use a Fal Mussel Card | Timetable | Meet the fleet

2. Take the St Mawes Ferry

Hop aboard one of our beautiful classic wooden ferries from Custom House Quay or Prince of Wales Pier in Falmouth...


Use your Fal Mussel Card Visitor and cruise across the Fal River in style.

Along the way, enjoy the panoramic views of the Carrick Roads and see the fortresses guarding the roads.

You'll also be able to see the working docks at Falmouth and if you're lucky some dolphins and sea birds.

Use a Fal Mussel Card  | Timetable | Meet the Fleet

3. Jump on the Place Ferry

Cruise across St Mawes harbour...


Along your journey you'll see the quaint fishing village of St Mawes from the water.

The Place Ferry runs across the harbour Easter - October seven days a week. The landing at Place is tide dependant, so check with our friendly skippers what times you can sail.

Place Ferry | Timetable | History

4. Explore Place

Get your walking boots on...


The Place Ferry makes up part of the South West Coast path and it's easy to see why.

The walks from Place are simply stunning. Take a walk to St Anthony's Lighthouse on the edge of the Carrick Roads, explore the lush sandy beaches of Great and Little Molunan or head to Place house and explore the historic church (well worth a visit).

Great & Little Molunan | Place History

5. Head for Home

Head for home...


Stroll back to the ferry and head back home.

Simply head back down to St Mawes Quay, take the St Mawes Ferry back to Falmouth and take the park and float/ride boat/bus back to Ponsharden car park.

St Mawes Ferry Timetable | Park & Float Timetable

Check the Ferries...

Pick up a Mussel Card...

Grab a Guide Book...