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Filey Anchorage

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Anchorage Area 54:12'.7 N 000:16'.08 W


Admiralty 1882

Rules & Regulations

V.Slow speed limit 200m off the beach


Extensive Shallows

Tidal Data Times & Range

Tides +0530 Dover Approx.

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General Description

Filey is another possible passage Anchorage for those pushing North.... ... read more


Approaches to Filey from a southerly direction are straightforward, with depths shelving gradually and steadily. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Anchorage can be had at a suitable distance off the town in depths of over 3 m at CD,.... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update June 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 7th Jun 2022
No changes
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 5th May 2021
No changes
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 16th Apr 2019
I reviewed these notes in April 2019. No changes. New chart. The observant among you will note the number of wrecks on this coast; all in deep water so no hazard but should be a warning that this is a hostile bit of water subject to some pretty horrendous seas.
Written by Don Thomson | 29th Mar 2017
Nothing has changed. I noted Barbados Billy's comment below. Sounds like Lundy in a bilge keeler!!
You have to stop sometime.
Written by Barbados Billy | 25th Jun 2014
Filey bay is listed in the pilots as the first place to stop having rounded Flamborough Head, particularly if you don't fancy the North Landing. If you have made it from the Humber then you are probably wanting to have a sit down by now so drop the hook and have a brew. It is well protected in the right winds, particularly at low water when the reef starts to circle round. However there can be a scend and it can be horrible as the permanent tide always seems to hold you broadside on to it. How a six inch wave can roll your gun'ls under I don't know. I ended up laying a big kedge out to the shore side but what with the wind and tide it was rather a palaver. The next time I anchored off Filey the wind was offshore and it was fine with barely a ripple.
Written by Bryant | 28th Jan 2014
Thanks for the amendment, the body text has been corrected now.
Approach amendment
Written by Trundlebug | 28th Jan 2014
2nd para of Approach should read that this anchorage is open from the East CLOCKWISE to the South, not anticlockwise as written
Updated 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 9th Apr 2013
These notes were reviewed by Don T on the 9th April. No changes were made
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