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DARTSIDE QUAY MARINA

VHF

Ch 80

Call Sign

Dartside Quay

ACCESS

HW ±2

Berthing Rates

short stay:
not offered

overnight:
apply on arrival

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YHA Rating

not rated

Facilities

mud moorings

65 ton

240V, 16/30A

25 ton

code entry

well stocked

chandlery

chandlery

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About the Marina


Oddly enough Dartside Quay has no marina, but it has the storage and support service facilities to match any other marina. Besides, it does offer and provide a limited number of mud moorings for visitors. Dartside Quay, is managed and operated by MDL marinas and its tucked away at the head of Galmpton Creek, about 3Nm upstream of Dartmouth, making it extremely sheltered with beautiful views across to Dittesham. During the season, when the river gets hectically busy, this might be a handy hideaway.
 

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.
 

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