Comprehensive Sailing Directions for UK Harbours with free Nautical Charts

Awarded a Gold Site Maritime Web AwardThis site is an online pilotage guide, here to provide timely and detailed information about the various ports and harbours, estuaries, rivers and inlets around the coasts of the UK and Ireland.

 
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Free harbour coverage, with charts, photos, local info and pricesHarbours: Each harbour (NOT JUST marinas) has full sailing directions, free charts, and photo galleries. All mooring options are covered, including: prices, local facilities, provisioning, launching places, pubs and dining. Plus 7 day weather and tide times.   Interactivity   Logged in visitors can leave comments and information.

Access from the menu on the left, Click here to browse through all harbours
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See charts in 3D overlaid onto satellite imagery with variable transparency. Online VisiCharts for members only Online Charts: Enjoy what you see on this website ?  Join us !  A one off payment of £25 gets you ongoing membership. No more to pay.  Access 1667 "Full Screen" charts online, on PC, Mac or iPad.  Use for planning and research.  UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, W.Med, Atlantic, Caribbean, Brazil etc. 

Lay UK/Irish charts over Google earth satellite imagery with variable transparency, 3D, "head up" view. Really see how things are !   Look at what you get in the "Members Only" area...Click HERE

 

 


Chart-plotting software and charts for Windows and Android, use on multiple machines/devices"Charts for SeaClear UK/IRL" at £29.50 is without a doubt the cheapest way for you to get 800+charts plus tried and tested  chart plotter software  (AIS and GPS compatible) ...all in one easy to use package that will turn multiple PCs/ laptops (and also Android tablets) into a real time chartplotters. Jan 2014 edition now available with charts dated 20th Dec 2013 and 2014 tide tables built inInternational areas inc. Netherlands and Belgium & Spain and Portugal are available on USB dongle ONLY, see  HERE

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Proper monthly tide tables, not just the next few days..NEW & FREE
Tide Times: 
HW & LW.  For the first time ever on the web... Proper monthly tide tables,
NOT just the next 7 days predictionsDaily tide times, month by month July 2014- to June 2015, 400 UK & Ireland locations. Useful for any coastal or waterborne activity, and prepared using licensed data.  Yachtsmen and Boaters no more working out secondary port times... just look them up here. Browse your area for long range tide tables: South of England   East England   Scotland   West of England, Wales and IoM    Ireland    Channel Isles



 

 


Android only chartsAndroid chart plotter: Android tablets with the RIGHT app can make a great stand alone chart plotting system..  self contained with GPS, quick starting, full navigation facilities.  We've worked with Ronald Koenig, the developer of the cracking "Marine Navigator" Android app.  Now Android charts are bundled with our best selling "Charts for SeaClear" DVDs for free. Up to 4 Android activations allowed.  App costs about £5.50 from Play Store.  NEW 2014 edition available as Android only download £7.99 members/£14.99 non members

 

 






Marine business directory, UKMarine Business Directory: Our Directory lists almost 4000 marine businesses, search by area, harbour, category, or any mixture of these.  Access from the individual harbour pages or browse all  The Business Directory

See if we've got your marine business listed already, use the search box at the top.  Put yourself in or enhance your own page for free, check:   Directory guidelines








Interesting VideosVideos ..."gems" in here inclucing a very Non PC video of nautical mishaps, amateurs and professionals making catastrophic mistakes.   Click for Videos

Articles: A good selection of articles covering subjects ranging from anchoring to the weather. Long range tide tables, information about this site, products, plus lots more.  Click for Articles

Watch Dylan Winters atmospheric videos, a viewfest of boats, birds and mud..
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
All charts used online and in products are derived from Official British raster charts and licensed by the UKHO. We recommend always using Admiralty paper charts in conjunction with any electronic navigation systems.
 

For basic data on harbours we do not cover, we recommend trying ports-and-harbours  (www.ports.org.uk) which gives contact details and photos covering 700 UK locations.

 

Finally, we are very approachable and easy to get hold of.  We answer your emails and phone calls promptly...( 01983 293757 OR adminATvisitmyharbour.com) here's a selection of the type of enquiries we get and answer cheerfully..  You SAID.. we SAID

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Brighton Marina

Channel, East

Brighton Marina is an entirely artificial edifice that juts out from the coast about 1 mile east of Brighton itself. It consists of two completely separate arms, the larger Eastern Breakwater which curves around and encloses the pontoons within and the shorter Western Breakwater. The Western Breakwater curves around in such a way as to protect the entrance. Sailing into the Marina involves doing a virtual U-turn upon entry, and this arrangement provides perfect shelter within.

The breakwaters are made of huge concrete caissons linked together. The Marina  opened in 1979, received a severe testing during the hurricane force winds that battered England in October 1987. Having spoken to people who were on their boats in the Marina at the time it is clear the structure was well up to it.

The Marina has to be one of the biggest in Europe with over 1200 berths, quite a few which are available for visitors. Although it does have a large resident population it has never filled right up. Perhaps this is because Brighton is not really that close to anywhere you want to go for a weekend, unlike the Solent where sheltered waters and numerous nearby harbours await.

For anyone making passage up or down the Channel, Brighton Marina really is one of the most useful stops you could make. Entry is possible in most weather, depths are no problem, finding a spot inside is virtually assured even for large vessels. If in a hurry Brighton is attractive as it does not involve intricate pilotage up creeks or rivers and nerve wracking encounters with shipping and ferries. You can sail in, do the necessary, and depart. ... read more

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