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Newtown River

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign


Safe Distance off , NNW of the West Cardinal Buoy. 50:43.75'N 001:24.89'W


Admiralty 2021, 2035, 2036, SC5600

Rules & Regulations

5 Knts Speed Limit


Tricky Entrance, Unlit, Extensive Shallows Within.

Tidal Data Times & Range

Double HW or long stand, First HW springs approx. -0030 Dover MHWS 3.4m MHWN The tides here virtually the same as those for Yarmouth. Tide tables:   (links)

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General Description

Newtown Creek and its associated branches forms a peaceful haven for nature, and a useful anchorage for yachtsmen and motorboaters. ... read more


Newtown River is approached via a narrow channel leading through shingle banks.  Entry for most boats is only possible with a suitable rise of tide, but once within  deeper water will be found.  ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Options are either to find a vacant visitors mooring buoy,  or to anchor. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Fresh Water Tap
Written by Chris West | 17th May 2020
I have visited Newtown Creek several times but have never found the fresh water tap. Is it a myth or perhaps someone can pinpoint it please?
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 13th Mar 2020
I reviewed these notes in March of 2020. I have managed to get the 2020 prices for picking up a mooring both short stay and overnight. Anchoring is still gratis but the National Trust would still like a donation. The New Inn at Shalfleet has reopened.
Written by Don Thomson | 21st Mar 2018
We have uploaded a new chart now that the marks have been finalised. There are new prices for mooring and anchoring remains free of charge but they would like a donation.
Written by Bryant | 26th May 2016
As far as I know moorings in Newtown Creek are first come first served with no booking system. Mooring buoys are run by National Trust. Anchoring is free ..if you can find space.
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Reserving moorings
Written by Sundowners YC | 26th May 2016

Is it possible to reserve/pay in advance for mooring buoys in Newtown? I am organising a rally on 4-5 June for 4 boats. We would like to stay in Newtown and obviously closely moored as we will either be having a beach BBQ or heading up to the new inn. Any contact numbers for the harbour masters would be great to know????

Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 21st Mar 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in March 2016. We can confirm that the buoyage changes promised 2014/5 are now complete. They are as shown on the most recent Admiralty chart with the exception that the iso danger post is now an unlit buoy. Charges remain the same
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Update April 2014
Written by dononshytalk | 3rd Apr 2014
These notes were reviewed in April 2014. The promised alterations to the buoyage promised for 2013 did not occur but are about to be completed for the 2014 season. The main changes are that the mark at the end of the East Spit is to be removed and not replaced; the Bad Ground mark (originally a post) is to be replaced by a bad ground buoy and the first red LAT mark in the Newtown river is to be replaced by a buoy. We have generated an overlay for the Admiralty Chart to indicate these changes which you can see in our gallery

Prices have been adjusted for 2014
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Update 2013
Written by dononshytalk | 24th Jan 2013
The harbour notes for Newtown River were updated by Don T on the 24th January 2013. The approach notes have been rewritten to take account of the buoyage changes since we first wrote them and we have been advised that it is planned to replace all the lateral posts/marks within the estuary with buoys during 2013.
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