Parking – Falmouth

Date Posted: 24 Jun 2020

Fabulous Falmouth is well worth visiting, but not known for its ease of parking. It has 3 short-stay car parks, but they are expensive. Run by Cornwall Council, they are at Grove Place (168 spaces – an hour costs £2.20), the Moor (34 spaces, costing £2.20 for an hour) and Well Lane (37 spaces – an hour costs £2.20).

Long-stay car parks include Church Street (168 spaces), Gyllyngvase (107 spaces), The Dell (105 spaces) and Town Quarry (281 spaces). Pricing is £5.50 for 2-3 hours and £10 for 24 hours. There is a free car park (64 spaces) at Pendennis Point.

However, Cornwall Council offers the Countywide Rover ticket which can be used for one week in any Cornwall Council long-stay car park in Falmouth and elsewhere in the county. This makes great sense if you are travelling around and will be using different car parks, cutting down on stress and expense.

Bear in mind that on-street parking is highly unlikely in peak season, and if you find any, it will probably require uphill walking.

For something a little lovelier why not try Falmouth Park and Float/Ride for all-day stress-free parking with a view, and something a little different?

Parking for 500 cars is provided at Ponsharden with a ferry from Ponsharden to Customs House Quay in Falmouth. From here, you can either take the bus (sometimes open-top) or a ferry along the Fal estuary towards the Maritime Museum. You can buy a Fal Mussel Card for unlimited hop-on hop-off travel between Truro, Falmouth, the Roseland Peninsula and Helford.


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