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Bridport (West Bay)

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AC 3351-0 Berry Head to Bill of Portland; AC3315-2 Bridport Harbour, SC 5601 East Devon & Dorset Coast (Hbr plan of Bridport); Imray C5 Bill of Portland to Salcombe (No Hbr Plan)

Rules & Regulations

Slow, no wash in the harbour


Rock ballast outwith the pierheads. Lit perches mark the extremities

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Bridport is 30 minutes after HW Plymouth. MHWS 4.1m MHWN 3.0m MLWN 1.6m MLWS 0.7m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master tel 01308 423222 mob 07870 240636 VHF #11
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We have given a way point within the white sector of the lead-in light and ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

If you wish you can anchor close to the East Beach using the shelter ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 12th Apr 2022
I reviewed these notes in April 2022. They have a new harbour website and are looking for a new assistant HM if you are interested. There is a webcam on that site which will give you some idea of the the floating pontoons when they are deployed. Prices have gone up to £22.50 pm pn.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 26th Mar 2021
I reviewed these notes in March 2021. It would appear from our members note below that the movement on the floating pontoons is not confined to SE winds but in any sort of onshore wind from East or West there will be a swell. Prices have increased. Covid restrictions in force.
Narrow entrance. Poor shelter. Wobbly pontoons. Friendly staff.
Written by Tyro Sailor | 15th Mar 2021
I came in one breezy afternoon in 2019. SW4 with significant waves outside and neither the breakwaters nor the plastic pontoons did much to ameliorate the motion. I had to go ashore to do the critical passage plan for the next day's trip around Portland Bill. A most unpleasant berth.

Big wet room with loo attached to the HM's office & chandlery and open the same hours. Nearby public loos were closed but didn't look very pleasant.

The Harbourmaster was helpful, and his assistant came unbidden onto the pontoon to take my lines.

The walk into Bridport was hot and tedious, along the main road, but I bet there's a bus. Interesting little town with at least one nice sandwich shop.

Not a pleasant port, and one which I shall studiously avoid in future. Several dive boats and other RIBs but mine was the only yacht. Go to Lyme.
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