Harbour Information (use the icons to find out more)


Your Comments: 8 Read or add your comments

Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


050° 41.58 N 003°. 03.85W


AC 3351-0 Berry Head to the Bill of Portland. Imray C5 Bill of Portland to Salcombe Harbour

Rules & Regulations

None known


Gravel Bank in Entrance

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Axmouth is about 45 mins after HW Plymouth or about 10 min before Lyme Regis MHWS 4.3m MHWN 3.2m

This site is designed for slower, roaming broadband connections, like you would get at sea, so it needs JavaScript enabled to expand the text.

General Description

Axe Yacht Club Harbour Services  tel 07939 044109 
... read more


The first thing that you’ll notice is that there is no Admiralty or ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

You will berth on one of the pontoons and take the ground; ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update April 2023
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 24th Apr 2023
Thanks Jandaco for the notes below. I've added that video to our text and edited the text to include thadvice to enter just after HW. Researching the telephone number.
Visitors to AYC
Written by Jandaco | 20th Apr 2023
Definitely best to look at Axeyachtclub website to get more up to date info as The phone number given above is not that of the Bosun James Widger who is generally onsite 0800 to 1300 only. As a member of some years I suggest unless your craft is small entering at HW or shortly after as even 15 minutes before the spring flood is quite strong. see this Corribee entering during end of flood, River Axe EntryDuring Full Flood on youtube by jandaco1. which by the way has been slowed down!
1 of 1 people found this helpful
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 12th Apr 2021
Have just had further info - they are charging £15 a night this year
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 26th Mar 2021
I reviewed these notes in March 2021. There are no changes of note
Friendly club; unfriendly entrance
Written by Tyro Sailor | 15th Mar 2021
I spent a pleasant long weekend here in 2019 and would gladly call again.

Definitely get local advice before trying the entrance, especially for the first time. I came in from the west and found a prominent white house to be conveniently in line with the entrance, which is the only gap in the long shingle beach. Also definitely do all the prep for coming alongside before entering as there's very little room to hang about inside and the tide will be running fast. Best time to enter is just after HW. Keep closer to the shingle than the wall - it's more likely to move if you hit it.

The visitors' pontoon is almost as far as the (low) bridge and runs across the river from the left hand shore.

Getting into the clubhouse (excellent showers, but communal, which some might not like) needs a fob. I was lent one by a kind club member but I think there's a system for issuing one to visitors. I was the only visitor over this summer weekend.
2 of 2 people found this helpful
Axmouth Harbour Entrance Camera
Written by KCLNick | 20th Jul 2020
Webcam is functioning in 2020 - http://www.hage.co.uk/ayc/
Written by Don Thomson | 26th Apr 2018
The webcam overlooking the harbour entrance is out of action but it is intended to re-rig it for this season. Prices and arrangements are otherwise unchanaged.
From Nick Pool
Written by Bryant | 5th Jun 2017
Axmouth Harbour, There is water available on the Pontoons by way of a hose, but no power, although there is in the yard for launch and retrieve boats.

Eating, Drinking and entertainment,
There is a Bar within the club with a raised deck overlooking the sea serving low price drinks to members and visiting yachtsman, every Friday from 1700 to 23:00 and Saturday 18:00 to 23:00 and Sunday lunchtime from 12:00, most lunchtimes there is Sunday Lunch through summer season. There are also talks on Friday nights, example Sail making, Crossing Atlantic,etc and The Axe Yacht Club is an RYA Certified training centre.

There is a Costa Coffee in Town with a Large Tesco 5 mins walking from Club, a number of bars all walking distance from the club, and they are currently building a Premier Inn, along with a tram that runs along the
estuary and on a bus route.
4 of 4 people found this helpful
© visitMyHarbour.com | website design created by Black Culm Ltd