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Helford River (to Gweek Quay)

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Flag, Red Ensign


Safe Offing: 50:05'.74N 005:04'.00W Voose N.Cardinal Buoy: 50:05'.81N 005:06'96W


Admiralty 147 SC5603 SC5912

Rules & Regulations

6 Knts, minimal wash in moorings, large areas of NO ANCHORING see text


Gedges Rock, Car Croc Rocks, Voose Rock, Shallows and large drying areas in river. Pots and Nets

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Dover -0615 MHWS 5.3m MHWN 4.2m MLWN 1.9m MLWS 0.6m

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General Description

Helford Mooring Officer tel 01326 250749  VHF #37A (M1)
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The River authorities have now supplied a video of the approach to their moorings which can be found at HERE ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

There are a couple of possibilities for anchoring just within the ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Upriver anchorage
Written by Kinvara | 3rd Jul 2020
If you have a fairly shallow draft boat (say 1m) and a misanthropic disposition there is a pool opposite Tremain Quay where you will stay afloat on most tides in near isolation. Easy landing on the Quay for a fair proportion of the tide or lie alongside the eastern wall if you want to dry out on a fairly firm bottom.
Helford River Swinging mooring
Written by Collenan | 4th Sep 2019
We have rented a mooring for the summer from Helford River Moorings. Mooring Officer extremely helpful, even to checking the pick-up hasn't wrapped around the buoy when we are away from the mooring. Stunning place to base out boat on the south coast to start our adventure down here. other details accurate. Spring tidal flows are something to behold.
Written by Don Thomson | 30th Apr 2018
Note ther new link to a video of the approach. Prices have increased.
June 2017
Written by JKEJ | 19th Jun 2017
Recently visited for the fist time this year to be faced with the rudest moorings officer I have ever met - Be warned!
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 4th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2106. No changes apart from the tariff.
Written by Nayad | 21st Jul 2015
Charges are now £16 for 10m boat. Pick up buoys are attached to a heavy 16mm chain. A few large local yachts extend to a nearby visitor buoy rendering it unusable in moderate or strong winds.
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Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 17th Mar 2014
These notes were reviewed in March 2014. We've added a chart of the visitors moorings and also they're charging a £1 more per night for a 10m boat - it's now £15 a night.
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