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Visitors Marina Guide
AMBLE MARINA

VHF

Ch M, 80

Call Sign

ACCESS

HW ±4

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

overnight:
£2.50 per metre

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YHA Rating

not rated

Facilities

240V, 16/30A

limited stock

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About the Marina


Amble marina is located just inside Walkworth Harbour on the southern shores of the River Coquet. The harbour owed its existence to the coalfields of Northumberland, but today the harbour has been transformed into a lively fishing harbour which specialises on prawn trawling. The marina is a friendly family run business with 250 residential berths and 40 berths dedicated to visitors which draws in around 3000 visiting yachtsmen a year. The attraction is peace and tranquility, and the sheltered marina is flanked by the wild and empty beaches of the Northumberland coast which is renowned for its outstanding beauty. The neighbouring town of Amble is small, and is charmed by a wide variety of bars, restaurants and shops. The marina is well supported with usual modern facilities, and for the ladies in particular the shower block includes a bath!
 

Marina Approaches


The outer approaches to the harbour from any quarter possesses hazards I'm afraid, especially at low water, and its strongly advised to consult the latest pilot books on this matter. It goes without saying, like all harbour entrances exposed to the North Sea, great care should be taken in strong on-shore winds as the seas will break over the bar. The entrance is dredged to 2m but remains changeable, and the 40m wide channel will see you to the marina entrance and the best water in the channel can be found 20m from the South Pier.

The marina is protected by the tide cill which runs between an ECM and a port hand buoy. Depth over the cill is marked on the tidal gauge at the entrance. Cill height 0.80 above Chart Datum:

Draught (m) Access: Springs Neaps
2.00m 2hrs 45m 3hrs 45m
1.50m 3hrs 4hrs
1.00m 3hrs 30m 4hrs 30m

Visitors berths are located on pontoon ‘B’, and should the marina be full, it may be worthwhile calling up the Coquet Yacht Club which may have a river mooring available.
 

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