Your Ratings & Comments
Update April 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 28th Apr 2022
I reviewed these notes at the end of April 2022. Thank you one and all for your comments re fish and chipperies and especial thanks for the heads up on the fuel pontoon.. I've had a chat with Weymouth and Quayside Fuels comes out with glowing recommendations.
Written by ACRS | 30th Aug 2021
The fuel pontoon has closed. Quayside Fuel will deliver by road - 01305 772318 / 07747 182181 / VHF Ch 60.
Written by Tyro Sailor | 12th Jul 2021
Sadly, as of last week The Old Harbour fish and chippery recommended below is no longer in favour. I think it's changed hands and no longer does fish fried in breadcrumbs (my choice) or, apparently, friendly service. And they had no haddock. We repaired instead to the Marlborough across the road who succeeded on all the above. Allegiance transferred.
UPDATE SPRING 2021
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 19th Apr 2021
I reviewed these notes in April 2021. Many thanks to Tyro for his notes. There is now shore power on the Cove pontoon. Note that this marina and the Portland one is now run by Boatfolk who have acquired them and the Quay Marinas organisation.
Written by Tyro Sailor | 24th Mar 2021
It's dangerous. As mentioned above it's probably the most hazardous bit of water in the Channel.
But AS LONG AS YOU TIME IT CORRECTLY you can safely use the Inner Passage, within a cable or so of the Bill. Do the sums, then check them, then do them again. And if you're new to it ask the Harbourmaster as well. He'll be happy to help. Tradition has it that one should round the Bill near enough to toss a biscuit ashore, but I should say that's a touch too close. And keep well to seaward of the whole lot in a southerly wind.
More info, based on several visits, most recently twice in 2019.
Written by Tyro Sailor | 16th Mar 2021
The entrance is sometimes hard to spot against the busy background of the town, but once you've got either of the towers it all falls into place. The leading lights are useful at night.
If you're tied up in The Cove it's a bit of a trek to the HM's office for the loos - especially if the bridge happens to be open at the time. There's a friendly and well-stocked chandlery a couple of streets to the south.
The best fish-and-chippery is not the one close to the waiting pontoon, but The Old Harbour in St Edmund Street, a little way north of the bridge. As well as the supermarkets mentioned above there's a monster Asda just west of the marina. Otherwise lots of ice cream, high street shops and a large and popular beach with sand so good for sandcastles that a competition is held annually. Or was, before the current unpleasantness.
UPDATE SPRING 2018
Written by Don Thomson | 3rd May 2018
Only the prices for the marina have changed
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 13th May 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in May 2016. Nothing major has changed; prices are up and I'v altered the notes; the Harbour webcam is no longer available but I'v found a link to another one. The Harbour has changed its main website address and web site layout and finally there is a page on their website with a downloadable pdf file giving a chartlet of the harbour; it's the same as the one we have in our gallery but a lot clearer.
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Update March 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 25th Mar 2014
These notes were reviewed March 2014. Weymouth and the Marina have both frozen their prices for 2014 and the harbour now has shore power on virtually all their visitor pontoons.
Written by dononshytalk | 11th Feb 2013
The Weymouth harbour notes were updated by Don T on the 11th February 2013. There is a discrepancy between the Admiralty chart and the description of available pontoons given by the harbour which is due to the seasonal nature of the pontoons (E winds during the winter tend to make wreckage of pontoons nearer the harbour entrance so they remove them) Prices have been updated for 2013.
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