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Penzance Harbour

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Penzance Harbour is situated in the northwest part of Penzance Bay on England’s southwest coast, about 15 miles northwest of Lizard Point and 8 miles northeast of Land’s End. It is a small drying port that offers pleasure craft the potential of locking-in to its wet dock, anchoring outside in settled conditions or picking up one of its tide-wait moorings overnight. Drying moorings may also be available in its tidal harbour.

Penzance Harbour is situated in the northwest part of Penzance Bay on England’s southwest coast, about 15 miles northwest of Lizard Point and 8 miles northeast of Land’s End. It is a small drying port that offers pleasure craft the potential of locking-in to its wet dock, anchoring outside in settled conditions or picking up one of its tide-wait moorings overnight. Drying moorings may also be available in its tidal harbour.

The wet dock offers complete protection from all conditions, but its gate opens only for a quarter of the tidal cycle. Access is straightforward night or day, near high water for those intending to enter the harbour. Although Penzance provides complete protection, it should be not considered a ‘harbour of refuge’ during strong south round to east winds. At these times waves break across its shallow entrance barring entry. Newlyn Harbour provides the only safe option in the bay, though preferably at high water.



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