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Flag, Red Ensign


051° 28.2N 003 42.0W


AC 1169 Approaches to Porthcawl; AC1165 Bristol Channel Worms Head to Watchet; SC5608 Bristol Channel; Imray C59 BristolChannel (with Harbour plan Porthcawl)

Rules & Regulations

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There are two notorious sandbanks in the approaches to Porthcawl; the Scarweather & the Nash Sands.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Porthcawl is HW Milford +0010. MHWS 9.9m MHWN 7.4m MLWN 3.0m MLWS 1.0m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master  01656 815715 mob 07580 947347  VHF #80
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

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Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 3rd Oct 2022
I reviewed these notes in Early October 2022. No changes
Lock Gates width and Max beam for yachts
Written by Rainbow Skipper | 26th Jun 2022
I enquired with the harbour master regarding lock gate width [visiting catamaran]. The lock gate is 6m wide so we would suggest a maximum beam of 5m-5.5m but that would require caution when approaching the lock gate.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 28th Sep 2021
I reviewed these notes in September 2021. They are pretty much well equipped for the visitor these days and are getting quite a few. The price has increased a little but otherwise no changes.
Written by Don Thomson | 24th Apr 2018
We first uploaded this marina as they were fitting the new gates back in 2013. It has much improved. The navigation will always need close attention but it'll be worth the effort.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 29th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. Some pictures of the new cill/lock have been added and prices updated.
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