Within the area covered by this article there are a couple of mooring opportunities for small boats, firstly a pontoon thoughtfully provided by the harbour authorities not far from the control tower on the southern (Harwich) shore. Secondly, Shotley Point Marina lies almost directly opposite this on the northern shore. Both these facilities are just within the River Stour. ... read more
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Moorings in this area consist of Halfpenny Pier, and Shotley Point Marina. Full details including prices follow:
In the area covered anchoring is prohibited in the fairway or within 200 feet of the edges from Parkstone Quay in the Stour out to the Rolling Ground Buoy.
It may be possible to find an Anchorage on the northern shore of the Stour off Shotley, tucked in behind the trots of moorings and near to the pier and Shotley Sailing Club. Obviously not a place to leave the boat unattended.
If aiming for Halfpenny Pier (see photo gallery), be aware that it is offered on a first-come first-served basis. Rafting up is permissible but the area is subject to swell and wash so good fendering will be needed. Obviously this is no place to take root, but suitable for daytime stops and maybe overnight... ... read more