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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


54° 50.36N 001° 18.6W


AC 0152 River Tyne to River Tees; AC 1627-4 Seaham; Imray C24 Flamborough Head to Fife Ness (includes harbour plan of Seaham); SC 5615 4A Whitby to Hartlepool; SC 5615 5B Seaham

Rules & Regulations

There is a 5 kt speed limit within the harbour. There are signal lights for entry/exit to the marina on the south side of the entrance. Three green lights mean that the gate is open and passage can be made in either direction (it does not denote right of way) and three red lights mean the gate is closed or cycling


There are no hazards off shore though, close in to the cliffs, there are rocky ledges out to a cable or so both North and South of the harbour. Within the marina itself there are a couple of historic mooring posts to look out for which are marked by flashing yellow lights at night. If manoeuvring within the marina at LWS have a care near the entrance as depths can sometimes be reduced to a metre by silting. Cargo vessels making for the South Dock should be given priority under Rule 9 of the coll regs.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Seaham is HW River Tees - 0015 or HW Dover +0435. MHWS 5.02m MHWN 4.1m MLWN 2.0m MLWS 0.7m; Tide link for River Tees (primary port):   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master 0191 516 1700  mob 07887 755826   VHF 12
Marina Office    0191 581 8998  mob  0758 4297326
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The approach is very simple; from our waypoint (given above) set a course of 250°T for the harbour entrance. ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

The visitors’ berths are just inside the marina on your starboard side..... ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update June 2022
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 15th Jun 2022
No changes
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 10th May 2021
I reviewed these notes in May 2021. Their fees are still very low so it is an attractive spot to stop. Still no chandlery .
Update Spring 2019
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 18th Apr 2019
These notes were reviewed in April 2019. There's been a minor change to prices but you won't notice it as it is still ridiculously cheap. They haven't manage to get diesel as yet but they have managed to get a crane. The marina is full and most of the units have been occupied. I've put up this years charts. Their website is brilliant compared to a lot of harbour websites I have to peruse. It's been a pleasure watching them grow
Written by Don Thomson | 31st Mar 2017
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2017. Prices are still the same for 2017 and more buildings and improvements completed. We've added a super Keep Turning Left video of the approach.
Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 4th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. This marina is still evolving but, as yet, no diesel and no chandler y. They are holding the 2015 prices for 2016
Update 2015
Written by dononshytalk | 11th Mar 2015
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2015. The Marina is now established though they have just obtained funding and are looking to improve facilities (Diesel, lift out among others) Their prices went up from the initial opening but are not being increased for the coming season (2015)
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