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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
Online Charts: Enjoy what you see on this website ? Join us ! A one off payment of £25 gets you permanent membership. 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.
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"Charts for SeaClear" 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,
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Tide Times: HW & LW. For the first time ever on the web... Proper 2014 monthly tide tables, NOT just the next 7 days predictions. Daily tide times, month by month Jan to Dec, 400 UK & Ireland locations. Useful for any coastal or waterborne activity, and prepared using official 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 you emails and phone calls promptly...( 01983 567866 OR adminATvisitmyharbour.com) here's a selection of the type of enquiries we get and answer cheerfully.. You SAID.. we SAID
Whitehaven, believe it or not was once of more commercial importance than Liverpool or Bristol. The large harbour was developed during the 17th century, mainly in connection with the export of coal mined locally.
The harbour has the distinction of being the only place in England to actually be attacked by Americans. John Paul Jones raided the port of Whitehaven on 23rd April 1778, during the American War of Independence. Three of the original cannons used to repel the attack can be seen on the West Strand complete with bronze sculpture of a sailor 'spiking' the touch hole.
Nowadays the harbour consists of a large outer drying harbour, and then access is via a sealock to an equally large area of enclosed and totally sheltered water. A Marina has been developed within (directly opposite the lock gates) offering all the normal facilities for the visiting yachtsman or motorboater, whilst there are other large areas set aside for fishing boats and moorings etc. some of which have pontoons not shown on the Admiralty harbour chart. The detached pontoons in the South Harbour are being replaced by finger pontoons along the West Strand (opposite the heritage Centre on the Admiralty Chart) and Old Quay wall so from mid July 2013 a visitor may well be directed there. ... read more