Marine Group

  • Cardiff 02920 343459
  • Aberystwyth 01970 611422
  • Port Dinorwic 01248 671500/01248 670176
  • Burry Port 01554 835 691

Cardiff Marina

350 berths located in the vibrant Capital city with a world class waterfront

Cardiff Marina

350 berths located in the vibrant Capital city with a world class waterfront

Situated on the River Ely in the welsh capital, Cardiff Marina is perfectly positioned to provide safe, secure and sheltered moorings for motor boats and yachts.

Cardiff Bay is an attractive and approachable environment for boat users of all standards. Cardiff Bay provides 200 hectares of freshwater to explore and the Barrage allows 24 hour access to the Bristol Channel.

Neighbouring Cardiff Marina is Cardiff International White Water Rafting Centre an Olympic-standard canoe and slalom centre. Cardiff International Pool is only 150m away offering a leisure pool and a 50metre Olympic Pool. The ice rink is next to the pool which is the home of Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Team. The Pont y Werin Bridge at the heart of Cardiff Marina completes the circuit of the Bay Edge Footpath allowing a walk around the entirety of Cardiff Bay and easy access to a train station, pub and a supermarket in Penarth.

The location of Cardiff Marina, in the Welsh capital city, ensures there are lots of activities within close proximity to the marina to provide an exciting and dynamic location to berth your boat.

The construction of the Cardiff Bay Barrage has allowed for the creation of an impressive waterfront alongside the freshwater bay known as Mermaid Quay. With pay and display moorings operating in the heart of the waterfront, you can spend your time exploring the wide range of bars and restaurants or watching a performance at the Millennium Centre. The area is also rich in wildlife with Flat Holm Island only 5 miles from Cardiff and the Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve both bursting with wildlife.

The Bristol Channel is popular for fishing and offers the perfect setting for both serious or leisure fishermen. Throughout the year there are a number of events and festivals held across the city for berth holders to enjoy.

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Explore Cardiff Bay

  • 350 quality pontoon berths
  • Free car parking for berth holders
  • Mens and ladies washrooms
  • Electricity to berths with prepay cards
  • Fresh water to berths
  • Dedicated marina office
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Diesel berth
  • Brokerage
  • Rubbish disposal and recycling facilities
  • Holding tank pump out facility available nearby on the barrage
  • Sealift for lifting boats up to 50 tons
  • Platform Crane for mast-work
  • Supermarket within walking distance
  • Laundry
  • Sunny south facing location
  • Short term and long term berths available
  • New berth holders welcomed all year round
  • Secure, sheltered location
  • SeaSafe lifejacket service point

First Class Facilities

Adjacent to Cardiff Marina, construction is NOW COMPLETE on Bayscape, a dynamic new mixed-use development creating Cardiff’s first and only marina address.

115 apartments, built in two separate pavilions, represents the first phase of this highly anticipated development. Residents can enjoy stylish and convenient living from this exclusive waterfront setting.

IMG_4190The waterside setting provides a stunning new location for a lounge bar overlooking the River Ely. Coffi Co offers a range of over 40 drinks all expertly created by their #COFFIHEAD Baristas. Berth holders can make the most of the south facing location of the marina on the terrace overlooking the marina. This creates a great location for alfresco entertaining and for berth holders to relax and unwind and take in the waterside views. To find out more visit their website

A brand new marina management suite, laundry and washrooms further enhance the existing facilities of Cardiff Marina.


We offer a range of flexible berthing options with new berth holders welcomed all year round. All our berthing contracts include an invitation to our ‘Summer Party’ and the opportunity to take advantage of our regular promotions on our boatyard services.


£275/metre in advance

  • Flexible payment options. Pay in advance or monthly by direct debit (10% surcharge applies)
  • Free hard storage for up to 8 weeks
  • Free introductory RNLI membership with the Ambassador Scheme
  • 20% discount on boat insurance with Bay Marine Insurance
  • Free visitor berthing for up to 30 days at Aberystwyth Marina, Burry Port Marina and Port Dinorwic Marina*
  • Refer a friend on an annual contract and you could both save £200*
  • 10% discount on labour with our Boatyard*

*Terms and conditions apply

Annual Berthing

£2.75/metre per day

  • Look out for our special £10/night weekend offers on selected weekends
  • Try out our facilities and enjoy Cardiff Bay
  • Electricity available on every berth

Visitor Berthing

£89/metre quarterly

£43/metre monthly

£16/metre weekly

  • Available between 1st April to 30th September
  • Flexible and competitively priced summer berthing
  • Enjoy your summer afloat in Cardiff Bay
  • Try a different cruising ground in the Bristol Channel
  • Stay longer and save on our daily visitor rates

Summer Berthing

£52/metre quarterly

£25/metre monthly

£11/metre weekly

  • Available between 1st October to 31st March
  • Flexible and competitively priced winter berthing
  • Marina berths and hard storage available
  • Boatyard services available
  • Book in your winter maintenance

Winter Berthing

£16.25/metre monthly

Trailer storage £15/week

  • Annual berth holders up to 8 weeks free
  • Hard standing storage is available at Cardiff Marine Village
  • Long term and short term storage options
  • Electricity and water available
  • Trailer storage
  • Mast storage

Hard standing storage ashore

Cardiff Marine Services offers a wide range of specialist boat servicing treatments and repairs. Our team is renowned for ensuring attention to detail, vast experience and expertise in motor boat and yacht care. With over 35 years dedicated professional service, we are Wales’ leading boat maintenance and repair centre.

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Boatyard services

Navigation to Cardiff Marina

Cardiff marina can be contacted on VHF CH.M/37. Whilst in the bay all vessels should monitor VHF CH.16 &18.

There are a number of instructions that boat owners berthing at Cardiff Marina need to be aware of. Please take the time to read this information and if you require any further assistance please contact the Marina Office or visit


Approaching Cardiff by Day

The Ranie Buoy (PORT HAND BUOY) marks the extremity of the rocks and sand spit of Lavernock Point. The south Cardiff cardinal buoy makes the southern extremity of the Cardiff Grounds. From a position between the two buoys make a course for the Outer Wrach Buoy (West Cardinal Buoy). Follow the Wrach Channel and Buoys into the Cardiff Bay Outer Harbour.



When approaching from the South or West, leave the Ranie Buoy (FL(2)R.5s) to PORT and the SOUTH CARDIFF (FLQ(6)+LFL.15s) to STARBOARD. Steer a course for the OUTER WRACH BUOY (FLQ(6)+LFL.15s). You will pick up the SECTOR LIGHTS for the WRACH CHANNEL (oc 10s WRG). Stay in the white sector until you pick up the Buoyed channel for the CARDIFF BAY OUTER HARBOUR and the sector light (LFI.WRG5s). Note: Vessels coming from Kings Road (Avonmouth) are advised to use the SOUTH/WEST APPROACH. It is important that you keep a careful watch for large vessels coming from Cardiff Docks as they are severely constrained by their draught.


  • Vessels may pass under the fully lowered bridge if there is sufficient air draft.
  • When the 3 vertical red lights are extinguished either side of the bridge you may proceed.
  • The air draft of the closed bridge is approx 4.5m please check the notices displayed either side of the bridge before you proceed.
  • Orange lights are illuminated under the lifting span at night to confirm that it is closed.
  • When the bridge is being prepared to open or close, the lights either side will show fixed red- no vessels are to proceed.
  • A request to lift the bridge can be made on VHF Channel 18 Barrage Control.
  • During the day from 7am to 7pm the bridge may be lifted on request with a maximum wait of half an hour.
  • At night from 7pm to 7am the bridge may be lifted on request with a maximum wait of an hour.


On approach to Cardiff Bay you should contact Barrage Control on VHF 18 to request a lock in. They will advise you of the next available lock and give the instruction to enter the outer harbour.

  • Inbound locks run quarter past and quarter to the hour
  • Outbound locks run on the hour and half hour
  • Please be sure to observe the light signals displayed



All new boats must report to the Marina Office on arrival to complete a mooring contract. The Marina Office is situated on the River Walkway overlooking the marina. Boat owners need a copy of their fully comprehensive insurance documents. If you require a competitive quote for marine insurance contact Bay Marine Insurance.


View map of Cardiff Bay

Marina Office Opening Hours

For more information or to view our facilities
please visit our marina office where our staff will be happy to help.


Monday - Friday9am – 4.15pm
Saturday9am - 3pm


Monday - Saturday9am - 5pm

Bank Holidays

9am - 1pm

Visitor Network


As an annual berth-holder at one of our marinas, benefit from discounted visitor berthing in our visitor network.

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