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Christchurch Harbour

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


50:43'.6 N 001:43'.65 W Safe Distance Off, on the 2 m line.


Admiralty 2035, 2172, SC5601

Rules & Regulations

8 Knts speed limit in "The Run", 4 Knts Inside


Very Shallow, Large Drying areas, 4.5 knts+ in the Run on the Ebb. Breaking Seas on Bar

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Springs -0210 Dover, HW Neaps -0140 Dover MHWS 1.8m MHWN 1.4m MLWN 0.7m MLWS 0.6m   (links)

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General Description

Christchurch was once an important port but is now badly silted up, ... read more


Christchurch Harbour is really only suitable for shoal draft craft, say 1.2m max, even at the top of spring tides. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The mooring possibilities within the harbour are either anchoring ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 3rd May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. Links have been updated and a new link to Google Street Maps added in the Approach Section
Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 11th Mar 2014
The channel Through the Run will remain unbuoyed until it is surveyed by the CHA prior to the 2014 season
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 23rd Jan 2013
The harbour notes for Christchurch Harbour were updated by Don T on 23rd January 2013. There are no major changes though, if you visit any of the links on this site, especially those showing aerial photographs, you should note the year their site was updated; the channel into Christchurch changes at the drop of a hat.
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