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Ch M, 80

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HW ±5

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

£2.00 per metre

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YHA Rating



240V, 16/30A

40 ton

24 hours

lock office

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About the Marina

The Yorkshire town of Hartlepool was once the centre of the coal mining industry, exporting its coal all over the world from these very docks. All this is in the past now, and after a £60m investment from the Teeside Development Corporation, the old docks have been transformed into a state-of-the-art marina surrounded by a cosmopolitan blend of factory outlet shops, residential properties, bars and restaurants.

The marina has 500 fully serviced pontoon berths of which 100 are allocated for visitors and which are capable of accommodating vessels up 50m LOA and 5m draft.

The town centre of Hartlepool is a 15 minute walk away, with numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and tourist attractions to choose from- notably the Historic Quay with its 17th century warship ‘Trincomelee’. The location of the marina makes it particularly useful if one is planning a trip to the Farne Islands , a National Trust Nature reserve further north along the NE coast.

Marina Approaches

The marina lies south of Hartlepool's commercial port, Victoria Harbour. The channel to the marina is dredged to 0.8m and safe to approach ±5hrs HW. By night the approach is made using the directional WRG light on the lock bearing 308° and there are a pair of occulting 5 sec, port and starboard lights at the ends of the outer piers, and a pair of flashing port and starboard lights marking the inner piers. Be mindful not to mistake the marina’s sector light for that of the Victoria Harbour. The lock uses normal traffic signals:

GREEN: lock open
RED: wait for lock to clear
RED RED: lock closed

The lock gate is 8.9m wide, and the lock is 19m wide and 60m long.

In strong E/NE winds, it may not be safe to approach the marina. If this is the case call Tees Port Control on VHF Ch14 and with their permission you may enter Victoria Harbour which is dredged to 5.7m. Its likely that you’ll be guided to pickup an empty berth at the seaward end of Kafiga Landing’s small craft pontoons which is found by heading hard to starboard after entering the commercial port.

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