Visitors Marina Guide





Channel Is




Ch 80

Call Sign

'Dart Marina'



Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

£3.50 per metre

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YHA Rating

not rated


30 buoys

240V, 16/30A

daily delivery

notice board

marina office

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About the Marina

Annual berth holders here at Dart Marina enjoy the benefits of both the marina and its associated facilities which provides the atmosphere of an exclusive club, making it one of the finest marinas in the west country. Visitors can enjoy a part of this lifestyle and spoil themselves on one of the 30 visitors buoys or on some of the limited pontoon berths. Located at the north end of town, just above the Higher Ferry, it's the only marina on the Dartmouth side of the River and other than the Town Pontoon, it offers immediate walk ashore access to Dartmouth and its amenities. The marina is an annex to the Dart Marina Hotel with its Bistro, Health Spar, River Restaurant and quayside dining etc. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the famous Dartmouth Regatta, the marina provides an ideal base from which to enjoy the numerous blue flag beaches and the many visitors attractions in Devon.

Marina Approaches

Dartmouth is a deep, sheltered river that’s quite straightforward and easy to enter. The approach is from SSE, leaving the green Castle Ledge Buoy to starboard and the red Homestone Buoy to port. Two south-cardinal buoys guard the dangers on the east side of the approaches around the Mew Stone.

Opposite Kingswear Castle leave the red Checkstone Buoy to port, steer through the narrows and follow the river upstream. Opposite Bayard’s Cove, watch out for the Lower Ferries and give them a wide berth. The ferry floats are towed alongside with tugs and they need room to manoeuvre. The Higher Ferry, half a mile further up, is paddle-driven on cables that sink down behind it, so wait to pass at least 50m astern. Dart Marina is just beyond the Higher Ferry on the western shore.

At night: The white sector of Kingswear leading light brings you safely in from the south-east between the Homestone and West Rock buoys and then through the castle narrows.