Visitor rental moorings are available between April 1 and October 31, on a nightly basis.

Visitor moorings are located to the south of the river and in a rectangular block to the west of the narrows.

All visitor moorings are identified by either a green pick-up or green main buoy.

If you are unable to find a free visitor mooring, please raft to another vessel that has already moored to a visitor buoy.

Visitor-mooring fees are payable to the duty mooring officer, who will be on the river between 08.00 and 09.00, and again between 16.30 and 21.00.
If you miss the duty officer’s visit, you may pay at the beach kiosk in Helford Passage or by calling the moorings officer, Ian Tolchard, on:
07808 071485 or 01326 250749



Fees for overnight use of the visitors moorings between 16:30 and 08:00 (2017):

Boat LOA up to 9.14m (30ft) £18

Boat LOA 9.15 - 10.66m (30.1ft - 35ft) £21

Boat LOA 10.67 - 12.04m (35.1ft - 39.5ft) £23

Boat LOA 12.05 - 14m (39.6ft - 45.9ft) £25

Boat LOA over 14m (46ft) £30


The fee for the daytime use (between 08:00 and 16:30) of a visitor mooring is £6

No daytime fee is payable if an overnight fee has been paid. Please note that an overnight fee will be charged if a vessel is occupying a mooring after 16.30. Boats staying for six nights or more will be given a free night’s mooring. Local owners who collect six overnight receipts in any one season can also claim a seventh night free.

Booking in advance

In high season, the Helford is a popular destination and visitor moorings are at a premium. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you pre-book a mooring if your vessel is under 6.5m. We regret that we are unable to reserve visitor moorings for vessels over 6.5m. If you wish to leave your boat unattended in the river for any period longer than two weeks, please contact the moorings officer first.

Check the location of visitor moorings