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Blyth Harbour (Port of Blyth)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign

Waypoint

Blyth Buoy in approach 55:06'.62 N 001:28'.62 W

Charts

Admiralty, 1626

Rules & Regulations

No Sailing past entrance to South Harbour, Radio in on Ch12, see website for bye-laws

Hazards

Commercial Shipping, Drying Rocks in approach from N. Wind Turbines just offshore.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Approx Dover +0415 MHWS 5.0m, MHWN 3.9m, MLWN 1.7m, MLWS 0.8m   (links)

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General Description

If passage making North or South, Blyth represents a real alternative to entering the River Tyne. Serious stocking up of provisions is no easier to achieve in any of the River Tyne locations. The South Harbour at Blyth being close to the entrance with deep water and no locks to contend with allows comings and goings to be fuss free.

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Approach

Approaches to Blyth Harbour are clear and straightforward from the South, the wind turbines on the Eastern pier will be clearly seen from a good distance...  At night the lighthouse at the end of the East Pier (Fl(4)10s) has a good range, and approaches from the South are covered by its white sector (safe) sector. See full pilotage details:

In the closer approaches the green conical Blyth buoy (Fl.G.3s) will be identified, and can be left to starboard, and the entrance between the piers will be seen.

Any approach from the North is complicated by the two offshore wind turbines on North Spit and rocky patches projecting seawards from the East Pier, The Sow and The Pigs. It is necessary to maintain at least half a mile's offing to clear these, and even a high water it is not safe to attempt to cross them. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

There is no commercial marina here, but visiting yachtsman or motorboaters entering the South Harbour will see the pontoons belonging to the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club, who maintain visitors berths. Berthing is on the outside of the most northerly pontoon... ie the first one you come to. ... read more

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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 9th Apr 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 9th April 2013. There are no major changes and prices have been updated for the 2013 season
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