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Littlehampton Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Approach, on the 0m depth contour 50:47'.597N 000:32'.318W


Admiralty 1991, SC5605

Rules & Regulations

6.5 Knts Speed Limit, Minimal Wash


Approach Dries, Hazardous in Onshore Gales, Strong Tidal Streams in Entrance

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW +0015 Dover, MHWS 5.9m, MHWN 4.5m, MLWN 1.8m, MLWS 0.4m. Tide-tables:   (links)

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General Description

Littlehampton could make a useful stopping place if bound up or down the channel. ... read more


If approaching from the West you will either be passing through the Looe Channel, or outside the Owers altogether. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

It is not allowed to anchor anywhere within the harbour... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson | 27th Mar 2018
We have put up a new harbour chart. Note the changes to the lighting; the back lead-in light is no longer a sector light and has changed its signature; the front lead-in light is now a "Fixed" green. There are also two lights near those in the "Narrows" a QG and a QR. Prices have changed.
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 21st Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2016. There are few changes and the sea defence work is now complete
Update November 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Nov 2015
1. The Flood defence work was finished back in June 2015 and Town Quay is back in business.
2. There is a wrecked sailing yacht 0.25 miles WSW of the breakwater head marked by buoys
Give it a miss till the flood work is done
Written by visa-gb | 18th May 2014
Friendly people at the Harbour office, however whilst flood defense work is going on there is currently no shore power or water available on the visitors pontoon, nor have morring costs been adjusted to allow for this. A very noisy overnight stay with construction work commencing at 07:00 and continuing till 18:00
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Update 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 8th Apr 2014
These notes were updated April 2014. The charges have been adjusted to take account of the increases for 2014. Please note that the prices for Littlehampton Marina carry the warning that they do not include harbour dues - and they carried that warning last year when kirbrutt visited there last year!! (See below)
Written by kirbyrutt | 20th Sep 2013
Be Aware although LittleHamepton Marina state their charges they fail to mention the harbour fees are not included, this I found when I docked there for a week. I also paid for 7 nights and they agreed to reimburse the difference to my account but also failed to do that as well.

This yard is also the only one with fuel unless you are going to walk to Tesco's a long mile down the road.
Cheaper to moor at the Harbour visitors berths where the fees are included
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 14th Mar 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 14th March 2013. Little change and the prices have been adjusted for the 2013 season
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A great base for London and LGW Gatwick!
Written by Martin Bartholomew | 28th Jan 2013
Yes, that's right - London and Gatwick. If you moor up here, you're just 10 minutes walk from the railway station.

Littlehampton is at the end of an excellent service to LGW Gatwick and London. Leaves every 30 minutes and takes around one hour to LGW and one hour fifty five to London Victoria.

Worth booking on line to get savings. (Google Southern Railway). Also look for off-peak bargains.

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