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Ch M, 80

Call Sign

'Poole Quay Boat Haven'



Berthing Rates

short stay:
£6.50 (4 hrs)

£3.12 per metre

Book a Berth

YHA Rating




£3 per day

code entry

£1 & 50p coins

code entry

wash £2.50

dry £1.00

£2 reception

powder £1


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About the Marina

Poole Town Quay used to be like Weymouth, masses of yachts rafted up against the stone walls, people clambering over the decks, and invariably you’d be woken up at some ungodly hour because someone inside you wants to catch the early morning tide around St Alban’s Head. Good or bad, like it or hate it, those nostalgic days have gone, and the Poole Town Quay Marina has replaced it all.
The marina has some 125 fully serviced pontoon berths that can accommodate vessels up to 15m LOA. - although for very large vessels that the Haven is unable to accommodate there is availability alongside the old Town Quay. Either way, booking is highly recommended during the summer season.
Although the quoted berthing fees are inclusive of VAT, it should be noted that it does not include the additional 'Harbour Dues' which currently run at £0.95 per mtr - so be warned!

The marina provides superb access to all of Poole’s shops, bars, restaurants and museums. Poole and its surroundings is set to become the St. Tropez of the south coast, as affluent areas like Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs are boasting some of the most expensive real estate properties in the world. The Town Quay is keeping pace with this trend with the brand new £30m Dolphin Quays retail and luxury apartment development, and the recently built quayside complex of the Port St. James. The Poole rail station is about a 15 minute walk away at the end the pedestrian High Street where there are fast inter city rail links to London and Weymouth.

Marina Approaches

For yachts making for the Poole Town Quay marina, its generally suggested that once inside the harbour, all yachts are to use the 'Boat Channel' which runs parallel and to the south of the dredged 'Middle Ship Channel', which is primarily used by ferries sailing to and from the Hamworthy terminal. At the Stakes SCM, Q(6)+LFl15. you can turn north across the 'Middle Ship Channel' to enter the 'Little Channel' marked by green beacon piles. The marina is identified by the large breakwater alongside the quay.

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