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Harbours: 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 New: Access them via Google Earth if you have it installed.
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
"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 in. International areas inc. Netherlands and Belgium & Spain and Portugal are available on USB dongle ONLY, see HERE
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Tide Times: HW & LW. For the first time ever on the web... Proper monthly tide tables, NOT just the next 7 days predictions. Daily 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 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: 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
Videos ..."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
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
Padstow Harbour, North Cornwall, lies about 50 miles to the north-east once a vessel rounds Land's End. The North Cornwall coast and indeed the Bristol Channel have worrying connotations for small craft navigators. The whole of North Cornwall can become a very dangerous lee shore for sailing vessels, and the further one penetrates into the Bristol Channel the more powerful the tides get.
Many fine sailing ships met their end on this coast (including the Maria Assumpta in 1995), and the inhabitants used to be well-known for their wrecking activities. Nowadays with GPS position fixing equipment, timely weather forecasts, and reliable diesel engines things are somewhat different. Even so, many Mariners on passage North or South scurry past the whole Bristol Channel/North Cornwall area as quickly as they can.
Padstow, located within the Camel estuary, is guarded by the Doom Bar... the name alone is enough to make one wary. Doom is in fact derived from "dune" as in sand dune, and although it's claimed its fair share of sailing ships most of these were a result of the vessel losing its wind and steerage way after rounding Stepper Point (see the history section). Padstow Bay is open to the West and the North.... gales from these directions especially if prolonged enough to generate a large swell will produce spectacular results on the Doom Bar. ... read more