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Brighton Marina

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Safe Offing 50:47.314 N, 000:07'.100 W Harbour Entrance 50:48'.540 N, 000:06'.373W


Admiralty 1991, SC5605

Rules & Regulations


Lobster Pots inshore to East of Marina, SE Gales make entrance impossible.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW +0004 Dover, MHWS 6.6m, MHWN 5.0m, MLWN 2.0m, MLWS 0.5m. Brighton tide-tables:   (links)

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General Description

Brighton Marina  tel 01273 819919 VHF #37

Brighton Marina is an entirely artificial edifice that juts out from the coast about 1 mile east of Brighton itself.
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For the yachtsman or motorboater the only situation in which a entry to Brighton Marina will be ill-advised is in gale force south easterly conditions.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

After entering the harbour normal sized visitors berths are immediately on the port side..... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Well-equipped, soulless and convenient.
Written by Tyro Sailor | 7th Jun 2024
I was here for two nights earlier this week. The entrance and nearby berths have silted up and dredging was in progress, which has temporarily reduced the number of available berths - but there are still plenty. The starboard hand marks in the entrance have been removed to facilitate dredging - keep close to the other side of the channel.

It's not cheap - £36/night for my 26' boat - but I did get a small discount as my berth was one of several without an electric tree. If you like McDonald's, casinos and concrete you'll be well served but a pleasant stop it ain't. A monster Asda is a few minutes' walk to the west, as is the only car park available for anyone visiting you - ask the friendly staff in the office for a (free) pass. Good heads and showers in combined cubicles, but not enough space for stuff.

No.7 bus goes into town from near Asda. The Pavilion is just about worth the £19 entry fee (discount for English Heritage members, which I discovered too late) and the Bohemian atmosphere of the streets towards the station is worth sampling.
UPDATE January 2023
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 12th Feb 2023
They have reissued the NOTAM re depths in the Marina - if over 2m draft stay clear for two hours eother side of LW
Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 28th Apr 2022
I updated these notes in late April 2022. There are still doubts about the depths within the marina. They are quoting reasonable depths in the entrance but you would be advised to query them before setting out for here. They still have a Notice to Mariners 11 of 2021 in force advising restricting movement around the marinas to four hours either side of HW due to depths in the fairways.
Written by rupertemerson | 23rd Apr 2022
Worth bearing in mind that when the wind gets up along the south coast it can really whistle through Brighton Marina. Spending that bit of time optimising fenders and warps will be worth it. If you do find a fender squashed then the chandlery at the far end will re-inflate it for you.
Written by Artie | 6th Apr 2021
Always plan your entrance + or - 2 hours either side of Low Water.
The depth at the entrance is too shallow, due to silt build up.

Take care every one!
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 17th Mar 2021
I reviewed these notes in March 2021. There are reports that dredging in this marina has been neglected and this should be born in mind if intending to stop here. Prices have increased here in line with other Premier marinas on this coast.
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Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 1st Apr 2019
It is uncertain when they intend dredging here but during the spring equinox local berth holders were left high and dry at LW springs.
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Written by Don Thomson | 26th Mar 2018
The amenities on the East Jetty have been refurbished. The building on the Boardwalk is now complete and doesn't appear to be affecting the views; in fact, the commercial properties underneath the flats has increased the choices of where to spend your money. The depth at the entrance is still causing problems and the NOTAM is still in force about that. Finally, there has been no increase in the prices.
Further update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 18th Mar 2016
The building work on the des res to the West of the harbour continues and it is not known what effect that will have on the ambiance of the visitors berths.
NB There are questions about the depths in the entrance(see the text above). If planning a visit here with a boat with over 1 metre draft contact the harbour to ascertain restrictions
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 18th Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2016. Prices have been updated for the 2016 season.
Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 8th Apr 2014
These notes were updated April 2014. Prices have been updated and you should note that there is building going on on the west side of the marina (des. reses.)
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 14th Mar 2013
The notes for Brighton were updated by Don T on the 14th March 2013. No major changes have occured and prices have been updated for the 2013 season. As far as we can tell no building work has started on the proposed new developements.
Brighton Maina
Written by David Sinnock | 25th Jan 2013
All that can be said of Brighton marina is that it offers excellent shelter if on passage.If your looking for peace and tranquility at reasonable cost. Forget it. it's expensive and noisy.The facilities need up grading when last I visited in July 2012 and at low water with a draft of two meters I was aground in my berth and could not leave until an hour after low water springs!
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Tom Webb, around Britain on a 21' Beneteau 2011
Written by Tom Webb Sailing | 31st Oct 2011
3/7 - Brighton Marina – Brighton is fantastic with very helpful accommodating staff, there’s loads of shore based attractions next to the marina, the marina is very easy to approach but beware of the wreck which you have to go round before entering the marina, although this is all very well buoyed.
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