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Kings Lynn

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


52° 56’.000 0° 23'.000


AC 1200 The Wash Ports; Imray Y9 The Wash (has plans Kings Lynn); SC 5614 East Coast Orford Ness to Whitby (contains all AC1200 charts)

Rules & Regulations

The buoyed channels from the Wash up to Kings Lynn should be treated as Rule 9 passages where commercial traffic is restricted by draft and given right of way


Drifting sand banks and strong tidal flows. Many inadequately marked pots and nets

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Kings Lynn is HW Immingham +0030. MHWS 6.8m MHWN 5.0m MLWN1.8m MLWS 1.0m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master  01553 773411 or 07784 548842  
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Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Moorings here must be booked 24 hours in advance;....... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Up date May 2023
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 25th May 2023
We've added a walking guide to the toilets and a drone shot of the pontoon.
Update June 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 15th Jun 2022
I reviewed these notes in June 2022. Information for this port is scattered about the internet. All that information has been drawn together here. I can't find any link to a webcam so best contact the published numbers for a check on the availability.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 10th May 2021
I reviewed these notes at the beginning of May 2021. Thanks Yann (below) for your information on the sail the wash website - I too have found these and links to that website are already in the notes and the approach directions are up to date with these.
extended visitors pontoon and relevant website
Written by yann | 11th Apr 2021
The website Sail the Wash, https://www.sailthewash.com/ , specifically designed for leasure crafts, is where all needed information for accessing Kings Lynn can be found . The site also allows to check berth availabily on the recently extended visitors pontoon. Includes a webcam with live images of the pontoon.
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Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 18th Apr 2019
I reviewed these notes in April 2019. There are new charts on the Kings Lynn Conservancy Board's web site one of which has been put in the navigation images on this site - it is worth consulting. I've posted this years Admiralty Charts - if you run on Navionics it would be an idea to check the positions of the RM2 and RM4 Roaring Middle buoys as Navionics had them out of position last year. And, finally the tariff at the Kings Lynn pontoon has not changed but there are still no showers or toilets
Written by Don Thomson | 30th Mar 2017
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2017. The main thing to note is that the dredged channel in the outer approach has changed so you need to consult the latest charts and information before beginning your approach. Still no dedicated toilet/shower block; no change in harbour dues.
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 10th Mar 2015
These notes were updated by Don in March 2015 and no changes were necessary
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