England Ireland Find Havens
England Ireland Find Routes
Boat
Maintenance
Comfort
Operations
Safety
Other



NextPrevious

Weymouth Marina

Tides and tools
Overview





Weymouth Marina is a marina set into the seaside resort town of Weymouth. It offers visitors berths in the heart of the picturesque town with highly convenient access to the town and its beach.

Weymouth Marina is a marina set into the seaside resort town of Weymouth. It offers visitors berths in the heart of the picturesque town with highly convenient access to the town and its beach.

Tucked away at the head of Weymouth Harbour the marina offers complete protection from all conditions. Safe access is available night or day, at any stage of the tide and in all reasonable conditions.
Please note

The marina requires a bridge lift for access. Vessels approaching from the west must make navigational arrangements to avoid Portland Race.




Be the first
to comment
Keyfacts for Weymouth Marina



Last modified
July 18th 2018

Summary* Restrictions apply

A completely protected location with safe access.

Facilities
Water hosepipe available alongsideWater available via tapWaste disposal bins availableDiesel fuel available alongsidePetrol available alongsideGas availableTop up fuel available in the area via jerry cansShop with basic provisions availableMini-supermarket or supermarket availableExtensive shopping available in the areaFuel by arrangement with bulk tanker providerSlipway availableLaundry facilities availableShore power available alongsideShore based toilet facilitiesShowers available in the vicinity or by arrangementHot food available in the localityPublic house or wine bar in the areaMarked or notable walks in the vicinity of this locationPleasant family beach in the areaCashpoint or bank available in the areaPost Office in the areaInternet café in the areaInternet via a wireless access point availableDoctor or hospital in the areaPharmacy in the areaChandlery available in the areaTrolley or cart available for unloading and loadingMSD (marine sanitation device) pump out facilitiesMarine engineering services available in the areaRigging services available in the areaElectronics or electronic repair available in the areaSail making or sail repair servicesBus service available in the areaTrain or tram service available in the areaBicycle hire available in the areaCar hire available in the areaShore based family recreation in the area


Nature
Marina or pontoon berthing facilitiesNavigation lights to support a night approachUrban nature,  anything from a small town of more 5,000 inhabitants  to a large cityHistoric, geographic or culturally significant location; or in the immediate vicinity

Considerations
Restriction: access requires lifting or swing bridge to openNote: harbour fees may be charged



 +44 1305 767576      berths@weymouthmarina.co.uk     deanreddyhoff.co.uk/weymouth-marina      Ch.80 [Weymouth Marina]
Position and approaches
Expand to new tab or fullscreen

Haven position

50° 36.580' N, 002° 27.465' W

This is the head 'B' & 'C' pontoons, the first to be approached from the channel.

What is the initial fix?

The following Weymouth Harbour will set up a final approach:
50° 36.650' N, 002° 26.445' W
This is set about 250 metres outside the harbour entrance on the alignment, of about 240° T of the harbour’s red transit lights F.R.


What are the key points of the approach?

Offshore details are available in the westbound Route location or eastbound Route location sequenced 'Selsey Bill to Start Point' coastal description. Approaches to Weymouth are provided in the Weymouth Harbour entry.


Not what you need?
Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Below are the ten nearest havens to Weymouth Marina for your convenience.
Ten nearest havens by straight line charted distance and bearing:
  1. Weymouth Harbour - 0.2 miles ESE
  2. Small Mouth - 0.9 miles S
  3. Portland Marina - 1.3 miles S
  4. Church Ope Cove - 2.8 miles SSE
  5. Ringstead Bay - 2.9 miles ENE
  6. Durdle Door - 4.3 miles E
  7. Lulworth Cove - 5 miles E
  8. Worbarrow Bay - 5.6 miles E
  9. West Bay (Bridport) - 8.1 miles WNW
  10. Wareham - 8.7 miles ENE
These havens are ordered by straight line charted distance and bearing, and can be reordered by compass direction or coastal sequence:
  1. Weymouth Harbour - 0.2 miles ESE
  2. Small Mouth - 0.9 miles S
  3. Portland Marina - 1.3 miles S
  4. Church Ope Cove - 2.8 miles SSE
  5. Ringstead Bay - 2.9 miles ENE
  6. Durdle Door - 4.3 miles E
  7. Lulworth Cove - 5 miles E
  8. Worbarrow Bay - 5.6 miles E
  9. West Bay (Bridport) - 8.1 miles WNW
  10. Wareham - 8.7 miles ENE
To find locations with the specific attributes you need try:

Resources search



How to get in?

Weymouth Marina is an extensive modern marina located in the Inner Harbour of the seaside town of Weymouth. It is set into a large protected inner harbour area, originally known as The Backwater, and located immediately above the double bascule Town Bridge that lifts to provide access.

The modern purpose built marina has 300 berths of which 25 - 40 are designated visitor berths. Depths vary from 2.5 to 1.75 metres CD and with prior arrangement it can accommodate yachts of up to 16 metres (53 feet) in length. The controlling depth for the harbour is 5.2 metres CD in the approach channel and up to the Ro-Ro Terminal. From there it descends gradually to about 2.2 CD metres within 60 metres of the Town Bridge. After the bridge, the channel has 2.5 metres.




There is no need to pre-book a berth in Weymouth Marina but visitors should contact the marina office whilst approaching in open waters, P: +44 1305 767576 or VHF Ch. 80 call sign [Weymouth Marina], so that a suitable berth may be made ready. The marina welcomes group bookings from clubs and class associations. Groups of 8 or more boats berthing overnight will receive a 10% discount. These bookings must be made in advance by calling the above number or E: berths@weymouthmarina.co.uk. Advance booking is highly recommended during the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival in July, or during the Weymouth Carnival in August, as these are popular events.

Mooring fees per night, for 2017, are £3.20 per metre incl. VAT.




Convergance Point Details in access, up to the Weymouth Town Bridge situated ½ a mile within the entrance, are provided in the Weymouth Harbour entry.

Weymouth Town Bridge is a car and pedestrian crossing that is operated by Weymouth Harbourmaster, P: +44 1305 838423 or VHF Ch 12. The bridge provides a passage width of 24.4 and 2.5 metres of overhead clearance. Boats with little airdraft may be able to pass under the bridge, utilising a clearance height gauge provided at the side, but larger vessels will have to wait for a scheduled opening.




The bridge is opened every two hours between 0800 and 1800; at 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm with an additional last lift at 9 pm during June, July and August. Marina waiting pontoons are located above and below the bridge and they may be freely used by visiting boats.




Once through the bridge follow the channel as it turns to starboard and continues northward passing pontoons just beyond the bridge that belong to Weymouth Council. Weymouth Marina will then be found at the head of the channel, at the north end of the inner harbour.
Please note

During the summer visitors are normally met by berthing staff in the marina’s grey RIB, who will be delighted to direct vessels to their assigned berth and help with lines.






Haven location Berth as directed by the marina staff. The usual visitors' berths are about midway along ‘F’ pontoon which is the left-hand pontoon.


Why visit here?
Weymouth Marina is one of five marinas owned and operated by Dean & Reddyhoff. These include the nearby marina at Portland along with East Cowes, Deacons and Haslar. The company provides its berth holders with 21 free overnight visits a year subject to availability, and unlimited free day visits between its various sites which makes it attractive to its berth holders.


Tucked away well upriver and up behind the town, the marina could be best described as a hurricane hole. A comfortable night’s sleep is guaranteed here in all conditions and it makes an ideal retreat point from the outer harbour in strong east to northeast winds that send in an uncomfortable swell. It is also a much quieter berth than what can be expected in the outer harbour with its constant coming and goings and various rafting arrangements.



The marina provides more convenient access to the shops and beach of this historic town, covered in the Weymouth Harbour entry, with the benefit of its excellent facilities immediately to hand. With a mainline station just five minutes’ walk away, it also offers the ideal place to safely leave a boat for a few days.


What facilities are available?
As with Weymouth Harbour. Water and electricity are available on all pontoons. The marina offers excellent shower and toilet facilities, Wi-Fi, and a heavy-duty launderette.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur S/Y Whistler. Photography with thanks to Michael Harpur, Jim Linwood, Eugene Birchall


Expand to new tab or fullscreen
Please zoom out to see the 'initial fix' for this location.
The above plots are not precise and indicative only.




























Weymouth Marina


About Weymouth Marina

Weymouth Marina is one of five marinas owned and operated by Dean & Reddyhoff. These include the nearby marina at Portland along with East Cowes, Deacons and Haslar. The company provides its berth holders with 21 free overnight visits a year subject to availability, and unlimited free day visits between its various sites which makes it attractive to its berth holders.


Tucked away well upriver and up behind the town, the marina could be best described as a hurricane hole. A comfortable night’s sleep is guaranteed here in all conditions and it makes an ideal retreat point from the outer harbour in strong east to northeast winds that send in an uncomfortable swell. It is also a much quieter berth than what can be expected in the outer harbour with its constant coming and goings and various rafting arrangements.



The marina provides more convenient access to the shops and beach of this historic town, covered in the Weymouth Harbour entry, with the benefit of its excellent facilities immediately to hand. With a mainline station just five minutes’ walk away, it also offers the ideal place to safely leave a boat for a few days.

Other options in this area


Click the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons to progress through neighbouring havens in a coastal 'clockwise' or 'anti-clockwise' sequence. Alternatively here are the ten nearest havens available in picture view:
Coastal clockwise:
Small Mouth - 0.9 miles S
Portland Marina - 1.3 miles S
Church Ope Cove - 2.8 miles SSE
West Bay (Bridport) - 8.1 miles WNW
Lyme Regis - 12 miles WNW
Coastal anti-clockwise:
Weymouth Harbour - 0.2 miles ESE
Ringstead Bay - 2.9 miles ENE
Durdle Door - 4.3 miles E
Lulworth Cove - 5 miles E
Worbarrow Bay - 5.6 miles E

Navigational pictures


These additional images feature in the 'How to get in' section of our detailed view for Weymouth Marina.





















Weymouth Marina



A photograph is worth a thousand words. We are always looking for bright sunny photographs that show this haven and its identifiable features at its best. If you have some images that we could use please upload them here. All we need to know is how you would like to be credited for your work and a brief description of the image if it is not readily apparent. If you would like us to add a hyperlink from the image that goes back to your site please include the desired link and we will be delighted to that for you.


Add your review or comment:

Please log in to leave a review of this haven.



Please note eOceanic makes no guarantee of the validity of this information, we have not visited this haven and do not have first-hand experience to qualify the data. Although the contributors are vetted by peer review as practised authorities, they are in no way, whatsoever, responsible for the accuracy of their contributions. It is essential that you thoroughly check the accuracy and suitability for your vessel of any waypoints offered in any context plus the precision of your GPS. Any data provided on this page is entirely used at your own risk and you must read our legal page if you view data on this site. Free to use sea charts courtesy of Navionics.