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Extremely well located for both the Lizard, Helston and Falmouth areas, we can collect passengers from either the Northern or Southern side of the River, from Helford Village or Helford Passage.

Firstly, work out which side of the River suits you best:

If you are coming from the Lizard area, Lizard Village, Mullion, Cury, Kuggar, Kennack, St Keverne, Coverack directions, head for Helford Village and the Shipwrights Arms pub (Postcode TR12 6JX). Drive down into the village and park in the Council Car Park at the bottom of the hill on the right hand side. £1 all day at the last count. It’s a fairly flat walk then of about 400 metres through the village, past the pub, along a tarmac footpath signposted “Pedestrian Ferry”. Once you arrive at the Ferrypoint, follow the instructions you find there to hail the ferry. It’s only a small boat and carries 12 passengers maximum and they will bring you out to the Blue Pointer, free of charge. If you have lots of gear to carry, you can drive down to the pub, unload, then go back and park.

If you are travelling from Penzance, Redruth, Helston, Falmouth or the North Coast directions, it’s probably easier to head for Helford Passage, the Ferryboat Inn (postcode TR11 5LB). From September until May you can park on the road alongside the small beach, if not, park in the Council car park just up the short but steep hill. You can unload at the beach then drive back up to park. To find Helford Passage, look for signs for Trebah or Glendurgan Gardens, the Ferryboat Inn is well known and it’s signed after Mawnan Smith which is after the Falmouth Beaches if you are coming from the Falmouth/Truro direction, about a ten minute drive from Famouth. Parking at Helford Passage is £1 all day and parking is rarely a problem. When you get to the beach, see the Ferryman at the Kiosk and let them know you are fishing with Dan, he will bring you out FOC.

Whichever side you go to, arrive early as the ferry may be 10 minutes in getting to you. As a rule, Dan will be on the boat at least a half hour before your trip so as soon as you are there, he will get you fishing.

Please see the map below showing Helford Passage (North of the river) and Helford (South of the river). The broken blue line shows the ferry foute and departure points.


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