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Old 07 July 2012, 06:34   #1
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Falmouth Launching & Mouring & Sleeping

Hi all,

We want to head to Falmouth with the boat this August and are trying to find either a campsite / field or cheap B&B with a mouring nearby so we can spend each day exploring the river and local coast line.

Has anyone every found one or know of one?

Also where is good to launch in the area?

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Old 07 July 2012, 16:15   #2
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Martin,

I'm sure others will have other suggestions, but

Last year we did this....

Camp here Campsite Tregunwith Farm … Camping, Holiday Barns & More In Mylor it was 5 per tent per night last year, not sure about this years fees.

Launch here (2 miles away) Mylor Yacht Harbour, Cornwall | Boatyard Services | Marina | Moorings on the free public slip way. If you don't mind a steep hill, you can even park the car and trailer for free.

Oh and there is a bar/restaurant, breakfast joint and ice cream available at Mylor Harbour.

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I'm at Mylor right now, and can vouch for the food and the booze!
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You may have to forget the free parking on the hill at Mylor Harbour. Despite much protest double yellows are scheduled to go down on the hill on 16 July
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this is a nice spot , may need a 4wd at low water , must be good camping nearby
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You may have to forget the free parking on the hill at Mylor Harbour. Despite much protest double yellows are scheduled to go down on the hill on 16 July
NOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!

Guess well all be paying and fighting for space up the valley now.
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NOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!

Guess well all be paying and fighting for space up the valley now.
The top of the valley has been hugely extended since last year so hopefully it will be less rammed than it was though I have normally parked up the hill myself.

Still, about twice as far to walk and nearly 9 a day worse off by the time you have paid for the car and trailer.

I wonder how far up the hill the lines will extend? This begs the question, how far would you walk for 9?
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In the summer madness, the parking on the hill for the first 400 metres or so is nothing short of ludicrous. I'd welcome double yellows all the way to the top of the hill unless you were a resident on the hill.

It's a tight two way road. If there's trailers dumped on one side, a loaded rig coming up, another similar coming down plus a scattering of day-trippers sucking on their ice creams and discussing their latest bargains from Trego Mills, it can get 'interesting'.


It's free to launch...just how cheap does it need to be?
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Wonder how far it is to the very top of the hill then? Hmmm.

The thing which always strikes me is how in the UK is how you always seem to pay a not incnsiderable sum to launch and/or park for the day.

Having been boating with friends or through work in South Africa, Northern France and Norway it seems that in most "maritime" communities out of the uk somewhere to turn up, launch and park without handing over cash is just a given.

I guess everyone in the uk must be sufficiently loaded not to be bothered.
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The whole of Mylor can be madness in summer, with the slipway descending in to a complete free for all. I know we've had it good for long time with free parking on the hill but its a shame it got to come to an end. Whether it ends the problem of inconsiderate parking or just moves it a bit further up the hill we will have to wait and see. Some people will walk along way to save 9 ;-)
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The whole of Mylor can be madness in summer, with the slipway descending in to a complete free for all. I know we've had it good for long time with free parking on the hill but its a shame it got to come to an end. Whether it ends the problem of inconsiderate parking or just moves it a bit further up the hill we will have to wait and see. Some people will walk along way to save 9 ;-)
Some of the slipway antics down there are beyond belief. I normally try to arrive very early or very late to avoid the chaos.

Keep thinking they need a "take a number" machine as you drive into the carpark!
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