The outlying dangers off Lowestoft are well marked and the safest “catch all’ to shape up for the harbour entrance is the North Newcome Buoy, Fl(4)R.15s. A pair of white painted light towers at the ends of the outer piers marks the entrance into the harbour. All vessels are advised to listen out for Lowestoft Harbour Control, on VHF Ch14. Conditions just outside the entrance can get lively when the wind is running against the tide.
Entry into the harbour is controlled by lights located on the South Pierhead:
RED RED RED (vertical): no entry
GREEN WHITE GREEN (vertical): proceed with caution.
Proceed into the marina entrance at slow speed and with caution as vessels may be holding station waiting to come out
No craft should attempt to leave the marina without first obtaining clearance from the control tower. Those without VHF must contact the control tower by telephone or in person. Having received clearance, obey the exit signals