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Watchet Marina

250 Berths offering safe sanctuary and great access to the South West & Welsh coastlines

Watchet Marina

250 Berths offering safe sanctuary and great access to the South West & Welsh coastlines

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE MARINE GROUP HAS RECENTLY ACQUIRED THIS FABULOUS MARINA AND WILL IMMEDIATELY COMMENCE A MAJOR UPGRADE PROGRAMME. A COMPREHENSIVE DREDGING CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN IN THE LATE SPRING.

Watchet Marina was opened in 2001. It is located within Watchet Harbour which has a centuries old tradition as a safe sanctuary in the Bristol Channel. The harbour is divided into outer and inner areas where the outer west side remains tidal. In recent years the marina’s operation has struggled with siltation but The Marine Group’s Harbour Management division are familiar with the technical dredging requirements at Watchet and are looking forward to rehabilitating this stunning harbour.

In Watchet town, a warm welcome always awaits you from this proud community. Enjoy a walk along the seafront, fish and chips on the quay or a meal in one of the many local pubs and restaurants. Take time to explore this lively harbour town, enjoy its summer markets and make sure that you visit the Onion Collective’s fascinating East Quay development.

With a capacity for 250 berths the marina provides a magnetic attraction to visiting yachts and we look forward to welcoming them back this season.

  • 250 berths
  • Marina Office
  • CCTV and secured access to pontoons
  • Free car parking for berth holders
  • Toilets and showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rubbish disposal and recycling facilities
  • Electricity to some berths
  • Fresh water to some berths
  • Wireless Internet
  • Slipway
  • Boat Lifting (15 Tonnes)
  • Hard Standing storage
  • New berth holders welcomed all year round
  • Short term and long-term berths available

Facilities

We offer a range of flexible berthing options with new berth holders welcomed all year round.

Pricing

£268 per metre per annum payable in advance

  • Flexible payment options. Pay in advance or monthly by direct debit (10% surcharge applies)
  • Free hard storage for up to 8 weeks
  • 20% discount on boat insurance with Bay Marine Insurance
  • FREE visitor berthing totalling 30 days throughout the year at other marinas within The Marine Group*
  • 50% discount on visitor berthing for up to 7 days in one season at other member marinas*
  • 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

Look out for our special weekend offers on selected weekends

  • Overnight: £2.60 per metre per night (includes electricity)
  • Weekly: £17.00 per metre per week (includes electricity)
  • Short Stay: £8.00 per boat per stay (up to 4 hours)

Visitor Berthing

Summer Monthly

April to September: £40.00 per metre per month

Winter Monthly

October to March: £33.00 per metre per month

Seasonal Berthing

Navigation to Watchet Marina

There is a VHF marine radio listening watch 7 days per week from 0730hrs to 1730hrs, on VHF Channel 80. Please call when approx 1 mile off to request a berth, alternatively call 01984 631264.

Marina Access Control

Vessel movements through the marina lock gate are controlled by AUTOMATIC traffic light signals which are as follows:

Traffic lights facing into the harbour (sea)

“Sea side” traffic lights consist of three red lights and three green ones. When the green lamps are illuminated vessels may proceed through the gate with caution. When the red lamps are illuminated it means that vessels shall not proceed.

Traffic lights facing into the marina

“Marina side” traffic lights are intended to control the traffic leaving the marina into the outer harbour. They have similar form and function to those traffic lights facing “sea side”.

TIDAL STREAMS

It is advisable to approach Watchet Harbour less than 2 hours prior to high water. During the marina access period the flow across the harbour entrance is predominantly westbound and attention must be given to this flow when approaching the harbour entrance.

CHARTS AND WAYPOINTS

Admiralty chart no. 1165
Harbour entrance – 51o11’.00 N. 03o19.64 W

Watchet is fronted by a rocky foreshore which dries out for half a mile. The harbour is tidal and the outer harbour dries completely. Pleasure steamers can be accommodated on the West Pier and other small pleasure vessels are allocated designated areas.

The entrance to the harbour lies between two breakwaters and is 28 metres wide. The breakwaters are marked with a lighthouse and beacon.

The navigational guidance published in the Macmillan Reeds Nautical Almanac is:

Waypoint 51o12’.00N 03o18’.80W, 028o/208o from/to harbour entrance, 1.1M. Rks/mud dry 5ca to seaward. Beware tidal streams 4-5kn at sp offshore and around W pier hd. Culver Sand (0.9m) is approx 6M NNE, marked by ECM and WCM lt buoys. 5M E of harbour are Lilstock range target buoys. DZ No 2 SPM buoy, Fl Y 10s, bears 030o/3.2M from Watchet.

Lights and Marks:

Two lit radio masts (206m) bearing 208o/1.6M from harbour entrance are conspic approach marks. Hinkley Point nuclear power station is conspic 7.3M to the E. W pier hd FG 9m 9M on Red (R) tr. E pier hd 2 FR (vert) 3M.

Navigation

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Annual Berth Holder Benefits

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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.

7 days a week

Monday - Sunday9am – 5pm