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Roach (River)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Havengore Bridge Entrance 51:33'.3 N 000:51'.364 E


Admiralty 3750, SC5607

Rules & Regulations

Havengore Passage needs permission, see text


Occasional Coaster to Rochford, Much dries out.

Tidal Data Times & Range

Paglesham HW Dover + 0110, MHWS 5.2m MHWN 4.2m MLWN 1.0m MLWS 0.2m Havengore Creek: MHWS 4.2m MHWN 3.4m MLWN 1.1m MLWS 0.4m   (links)

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General Description

The River Roach winds it's way from the River Crouch to Rochford,..... ... read more


Only the very shallowest shoal draft craft can tackle the backdoor entrance to the River Roach via Havengore. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Anchorages within the River Roach are now described... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update April 2023
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 13th Apr 2023
I'm pretty sure that the Shuttlewoods Boatyard at East Paglesham is no longer operating. WE now include hyperlinks to Suttons Wharf boatyard at Rochford and Wakerings Boatyard at Potton Creek (on the chart as Suttons Boatyard). The Havengore bridge has undergone fairly extensive repairs and is a much more reliable ediface than a few years ago.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 28th Apr 2021
I reviewed these notes in April 2021. No changes
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 11th Apr 2019
I reviewed these notes in April 2019. As far as I can tell the Paglesham Boatyard as a facility for passing yachties is no more; there was a hint that the Essex Marina (on the Crouch) might have had an interest in it but they sold their interest in it. The other thing is the Havengore Bridge. There have been meetings with the MOD about its operation but the feeling I get is that it is badly maintained, irregularly manned and is a much moving feast. If, as a wandering sailor, it crosses your mind to have a go you really must liaise with the powers that be or you will find yourself stuck beside it on an unfavourable tide and with nowhere to go. The locals tend to stay clear of the Maplin sands altogether.
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Written by Don Thomson | 27th Mar 2017
Everything with the exception of the old Paglesham Boatyard remains the same. As far as we can ascertain the new Boatyard Owners have absolutely no interest in itinerant yacht owners.
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No landing at Pagelsham boatyard
Written by Bru | 17th Oct 2016
Following a change of ownership last year, there is now no landing at Pagelsham boatyard and no visitor access to the pontoon
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Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 5th Mar 2015
These notes were reviewed and updated by Don in March 2015. No changes apart from the on-going saga at Shuttleworths/Paglesham boatyard which may change ownership again this year.
Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 4th Apr 2013
These notes were updated by Don T on the 4th April 2013. The buoyage has changed at the Northern entrance to the Roach so watch out for that otherwise it's much as it was. There will be increasing activity over the next five years on Wallasea Island as a result of the RSPB Wild Coast project to eventually breach the sea wall and turn it into a coastal wetland.
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