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.