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Shoreham Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Safe Offing 50:47'.894 N 00:14'.656 W Harbour Entrance 50:49'.501 N 00:14'.843 W


Admiralty 2044, SC5065

Rules & Regulations

Give Way to Commercial Traffic


Shoaling Entrance, Commercial Traffic, Questionable in strong onshore winds.

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

For many of us older sailors from pre GPS days Shoreham.... ... read more


Shoreham Harbour lies about 4 miles westwards of Brighton...... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Yachtsmen and motorboaters will find a berth at the Lady Bee Marina, just inside the locks on the port hand side. All visitors must pre book a berth at the Marina before arrival. They have installed new pontoons to the East of the Sailing Club pontoons so have extra capacity (but a massive list waiting to move from Brighton!) Normally, as a visitor you would be moored on the hammerheads ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 20th Jul 2022
These notes have been amended with information received from Shoreham for which we are most grateful
Update May 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 4th May 2022
I reviewed these notes in earl May 2022. The Lady Bee Marina has reacted to the migration of skippers from Brighton Marina and there are now three extra pontoons here which are shown on the UKHO chart in this article. Their dues have gone up but do include the locking fee if you are using the marina.
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Busy industrial harbour with marina tacked on
Written by Tyro Sailor | 25th Jul 2021
Visited 15th June '21 with several other boats en route from the Solent to Eastbourne.

The lockkeeper was very patient, given the antics of some of our number on the way in and out. Once inside we rafted up on the outer pontoons of the marina but the shelter was complete. Lots of fishing boat movements though, and occasional larger vessels - but these outside the lock. Heads/showers were open and adequate but cramped and not very pleasant.
Calor supplies at the chandlery (where you also pay the reasonable berthing fees) and other shops including a Co-op a ten-minute walk inland, as above.
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Written by Don Thomson 3 | 16th Mar 2021
These notes were reviewed in March 2021. Lady Bee Marina prices have been increased since we last wrote otherwise very little has changed. There are no specific rules in force for Covid but National rules apply and their toilets and showers are closed for the moment.
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Written by Don Thomson | 28th Mar 2018
Despite the 2018 chart, the depth in the entrance is still dredged to 1.9 metres. Prices at the Lady Bee have gone up
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Correction to Lat/Long of "Safe Offing" waypoint.
Written by George Metcalfe | 6th Sep 2017
Under the "Waypoint" heading near the top, the Safe Offing waypoint Northing is incorrect. It says 50:49.894 N but it should be 50:47.894 N. It is specified correctly further down, under the "Approach" heading.

Editors note: Thanks for that, now corrected
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 16th Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed again by Don in March 2016. Prices still haven't changed and everything else remains the same.
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Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 11th Apr 2014
These notes were reviewed in April 2014. Prices haven't changed and Shoreham is becoming a harbour that is attracting more yachties.
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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 18th Mar 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 18th March 2013. Prices have been adjusted for 2013 otherwise there is little change. The Sussex Yacht Club website URL has been included.
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National Coastwatch Institution
Written by SailorAlan | 18th Oct 2010
May I suggest that you might like to add to the charts or notes the positions and watch hours of the National Coastwatch Institution Watch Stations.

I am one of the volunteer watchkeepers at Shoreham [I was for about 15 years a Skipper in the Admiralty Ferry Crews] and we keep a daylight visual and radio listening watch.

The web site is http://www.nci.org.uk from which you can get full information about us and what we do.
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