Your Ratings & Comments
UPDATE SPRING 2021
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.