Watchet is about 80 miles further into the Bristol Channel/Severn Estuary from Padstow in North Cornwall. In the right weather a 24-hour trip will get you here, and this could be a good place to rest up and take stock before pushing onwards.
Not that long ago Watchet was a small working (and drying) harbour, handling coasters. In the photo gallery you'll see ships lying alongside where the Marina is now. ... read more
If approaching from the North, (say Cardiff), the Culver Sands need to be avoided. They are marked either end by Cardinal buoyage, and lay about 6 miles to the NNE of Watchet. This shallow patch is not shown on our chart which covers the closer approaches only.
To the east of Watchet there is a firing practice area (Lilstock Range), but there are no restrictions on passing through (the area is used by the a/c from RNAS Yeovilton and you can contact their operations on 01935 840551 ext 5497 or 5498 to find out if it is active) To the west of Watchet there are two very conspicuous radio masts.
Further Pilotage Details... ... read more
Probably it would be wise to call them on VHF channel 80 or telephone 01984 631264 before approaching the outer harbour. A link to the Marina's website is provided below: ... read more