The development of Falmouth Docks began in 1858 and the foundation stone was laid by Viscount Falmouth in 1860 although the location of this stone is not known. The first ship to enter the docks arrived in 1861.
Viscount Falmouth laying the foundation stone at Falmouth Docks, Cornwall - credit Falmouth Art Gallery
The Docks are currently managed and operated by A&P. At present Falmouth has three graving docks that provide up to 100,000 dwt dry dock capacity. There is a total wharfage with craneage and all other technical services, of 2.5km.
The docks are about to embark on an exciting phase of redevelopment that it is envisaged will include a world class 300 berth marina called Port Falmouth Marina. This will herald a new phase in the history of Falmouth Docks that will see new investment bringing benefits, not just for Falmouth, but the whole of Cornwall.
The regeneration plans include the provision of a new cruise liner terminal capable of accommodating the latest super cruisers. These plans are currently under assessment.
Further info on the Port Falmouth Marina click here
Further info on Falmouth Docks click here