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short stay:
not offered

under 10m £15.32

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240V, 16/30A


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About the Marina

Bray marina is situated in a country park setting, providing berth holders with a delightfully tranquil mooring. There are no dedicated visitors berths here, so berthing is subject to the number of resident berth holders being away at the time.

The main visitors attractions in the vicinity of this marina is the National Trust property, Cliveden, with its extensive gardens and woodlands. However, MDL’s sister marina at Windsor is just 5km away which has other attractions closer to hand but just as accessible from Bray.

The Bray marina is just a stones throw away from Maidenhead which lies within the commuter belt of London. Trains to London- Paddington frequently run from Maidenhead Station, making a day trip to London easily with reach.

Within the marina compound is the highly acclaimed ‘Riverside Brasserie’ - twice winner of the ‘AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence’ and short-listed for the ‘Tatler Best Country Restaurant’. If you need to shop for supplies, then head towards the main road (A308 Windsor Rd) turn left and 200m further on there’s a 24hr Esso petrol station which sells essential items - there’s also a pub next door. Alternatively, turn right at the junction, and 200m down the road there’s a post office and general store, open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm (tel 01628 635917) . Further a field there’s a Tesco store in Dedworth.

Marina Approaches

Because Bray is straddled by two weirs, you have to negotiate the Bray Lock if coming from the Thames downstream, or the Boveney Lock if coming upstream. Queen’s Eyot Island slightly masks the entrance into Bray marina. Therefore, those coming upstream are asked to enter the marina by leaving Queen’s Eyot to starboard whilst those coming downstream are asked to round Queen’s Eyot clockwise about and enter the marina up stream. Spanning the marina entrance is a foot bridge which has an air draft of 12ft ± 2ft depending on the season.

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