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Weymouth Harbour (and Marina)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign

Waypoint

South Pierhead 50:36'.58N 002:26'.47W

Charts

Admiraty 2268, 2172, 2255, SC 5601

Rules & Regulations

No Wash, 4 Knts

Hazards

Ferries, Fishing Boats, Busy

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover-0440 MHWS 2.1m MHWN 1.4m MLWN 0.8m MLWS 0.4m Stand at LW   (links)

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General Description

Contacts
Weymouth Harbour Office  tel  01305 838423  VHF #12 www.weymouth-harbour.co.uk/
Weymouth Marina               tel  01305 767576  VHF #80 www.deanreddyhoff.co.uk/weymouth-marina
Royal Dorset Yacht Club     tel  01305 786258               www.royal-dorset.com/

Weymouth with its perfectly shaped crescent bay and sandy beach is the essence of an English seaside holiday town. Guesthouses, hotels, donkey rides, Punch and Judy... and lots of ice cream and fast foods.

The outer harbour is well sheltered and used by fast catamaran ferries, fishing boats and yachts. It is bustling with activity during the summer months and if you weary of the constant comings and goings respite is at hand. The inner harbour is entered via a swing bridge and offers perfect shelter and security right in the middle of the town. The Marina could be a useful place to leave your craft unattended in safety. ... read more

Approach

When coming from the West one will have to get past the Portland Race and the Shambles one way or another. Skirting outside the whole lot at a good offing is the most sensible plan.

Once past the East Shambles Cardinal buoy (Q(3)10s) left well to port, a turn can be made on to a generally NNW heading.  The huge area of Portland Harbour will be seen to the West, and due attention should be paid to vessels emerging. Other than that there are no dangers and a course can be set to position you a couple of hundred metres to the East of Weymouth's South pier.

Approaching from the East round St Albans head, keep well off to avoid an area of overfalls, and make for a point East of Weymouth's South pier. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Anchorage is possible outside the harbour, clear of the entrance to the N. This is not a comfortable berth, the rocking and rolling could drive you to distraction.  Portland is a better bet for anchoring.

www.weymouth-harbour.co.uk/fcimages/files/inf_20060221_outerharbmap.pdf  (Opens in a new tab)

There are several areas to which you may be directed by the HM when you contact him. Along the North side of the harbour, once past the Ro-Ro ferry dock, you will find a pontoon, generally kept for longer craft; after that and just past the landing for the oar powered cross harbour ferry is another pontoon and finally another outside the HM's office and the Royal Dorset Yacht Club. Some of the pontoons nearer the harbour entrance are seasonal. The area outside the HM's office is covered by a webcam which can be found on the harbour website at ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

3 comments
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 13th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. Nothing major has changed; prices are up and I'v altered the notes; the Harbour webcam is no longer available but I'v found a link to another one. The Harbour has changed its main website address and web site layout and finally there is a page on their website with a downloadable pdf file giving a chartlet of the harbour; it's the same as the one we have in our gallery but a lot clearer.
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Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 25th Mar 2014
These notes were reviewed March 2014. Weymouth and the Marina have both frozen their prices for 2014 and the harbour now has shore power on virtually all their visitor pontoons.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 11th Feb 2013
The Weymouth harbour notes were updated by Don T on the 11th February 2013. There is a discrepancy between the Admiralty chart and the description of available pontoons given by the harbour which is due to the seasonal nature of the pontoons (E winds during the winter tend to make wreckage of pontoons nearer the harbour entrance so they remove them) Prices have been updated for 2013.
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