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AC 1970 Cardigan Bay Northern part; AC 1484-3 Barmouth; SC 5609 North West Wales including the Menai Strait; Imray C51 Milford Haven to Tremadoc Bay (No plan Barmouth)

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Sarn Badrig Shoals and Sarn Bwch Shaols along with the shifting entrance through the sand bar.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Barmouth is HW Milford + 0200 hours. MHWS 5m MHWN 3.7 MLWN 1.9m MLWS 0.7m   (links)

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General Description

Harbour Master 01341 280671, mobile 07795012747, VHF #12
Merioneth YC    01341 280000
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Your approach to this harbour is complicated by the sandbars.... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

This is a drying harbour so your options if fin keeled are limited. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Update on harbour silting info
Written by Paulprd | 23rd Oct 2023
Hi, just re read my comment about silting. We are 4ft 5 inch draft bilge keeled.Not been back since the last post so can’t really comment on the current level of silting.
Written by Merlin Taylor | 1st Sep 2023
There is no longer a fuel station in Barmouth although diesel may be available at the quay.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 6th Sep 2022
I reviewed these notes in early September 2022. Their prices have gone up and there is a new approach chart due at the end of September.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 3rd Aug 2021
I reviewed these notes in August 2021. Note the comments about the silting (below) - unfortunately our member did not say what his draft was. The new HM there says it really is not a good place for fin keelers. (which seems strange for a harbour hosting the Three Peaks Race - though, I believe, they put out extra buoyage for that event) The HM no longer has the code for the YC so if you want to use their showers contact the Bosun whose number is in the facilities section.
Great place but
Written by Paulprd | 21st Feb 2021
We visited in the summer of 2020. A very warm welcome. But beware the harbour has silted up considerably. We used to be regular visitors when there was never a problem on the wall if you arrived at hw. This year we almost got neaped even at the deepest end of the harbour wall. This was only mid neaps/springs so not towards neaps. Moved the boat having carefully watched the tide over a few days with just 10cm under the keel at hw to the fuel berth which was deep. But not a regular berth.

So yes well worth a visit but maybe a chat with the HM before to make sure you will have enough water on the wall. There are deep water moorings but quite a way to row ashore in the river stream.


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Written by Don Thomson | 19th Apr 2018
The July 2017 local chart is in our "navigation gallery" and it is expected to be valid for this year. No increase in harbour dues and the carrot of some new deep water moorings has been dangled.
A great place to stay
Written by Steveh56 | 23rd Aug 2014
Ive been to Barmouth twice this year (2014) and it is a good place to stay. Plenty of good pubs, chippies,eateries etc, all extremely close to my berth! Co-Op next to station for food etc, gas from Garden Centre up the road from Co _Op, (fantastic garden centre), Lots of interesting shops if yu are into shop browsing and great hardware in main st

Showers are available in Sailing Club (opposite harbour wall), 50 p for a six minute shower. Club bar seems to be open most evenings although i never tried it. (Never got that far!).

Pontoon appears to get depth of water sooner than harbour wall. a yacht similar to ours left an hour before we did on a rising neap. That was demoralising as we also got stuck on the mud! Bilge keelers beware the quayside.

HM is good and friendly and will offer two big fenders if mooring on wall. Accept them. £6 to overnight, water ion quay,toilets on quay, no power

Very tricky entrance, get HM to talk me in
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