Moorings

The Broads Authority provides a network of free 24 hour moorings.

Many more are available at places such as staithes, public houses and boatyards although these may charge a fee. Great Yarmouth and Norwich yacht stations also charge.

Broads Authority 24 Hour Moorings Length Of Mooring (Metres) Alongside (A)
Double-Alongside (AA)
Stern On (S)
Approx. No. of moorings
       
Barton Turf 41 A 4
Beccles Marshes 60 A 6
Beccles Norfolk Bank 21 A 2
Belaugh Staithe 22 A 2
Berney Arms Reach 38 AA 8
Bramerton 188 A 19
Brundall Church Fen 40 AA 8
Burgh Castle 139 AA 28
Cantley 131 AA 26
Catfield Staithe 36 A 3
Chedgrave 39 A 4
Cockshoot Dyke 149 A 15
Coltishall Common 231 AA 46
Commissioners Cut 126 A 10
Deep Dyke 193 A 19
Deep Go Dyke 112 A 11
Dilham Staithe 50 A 5
Dutch Tea Gardens, Oulton Broad 50 A 5
Dutch Tea Gardens Pontoon   A 3
Gaye's Staithe 81 S/A 12
Geldeston 64 A 6
Great Yarmouth Yacht Station 535 AA 107
Hardley Cross89A8
Herringfleet 78 AA 14
Horning Marshes 225 A 22
Horning Staithe 101 A 10
Hoveton St John 87 S 20
Hoveton Viaduct 319 AA 64
How Hill Staithe 300  32 
Irstead Staithe 40 A 4
Langley Dyke 98 A 9
Loddon Staithe 82 S 7
Neatishead 150 A 12
North Cove 45 AA 8
Norwich Yacht Station 507 A 50
Paddy's Lane, Barton 156 A 15
Polkeys Mill, River Yare 72 A 7
Postwick Wharf 32 AA 6
Potter Heigham Martham Bank 144 A 14
Potter Heigham Repps Bank 145 A 14
Ranworth 170 S/A  
Reedham Quay 217 AA 42
Rockland St Mary Staithe 81 S/A  
Somerleyton 140 AA 28
St Olaves 51 A 5
St Benet's 300 AA 60
Stokesby 33 AA 6
Sutton Staithe 220 A 22
Thorpe River Green 223 A 22
Wayford Bridge 53 A 5
West Somerton 150  A 14
White Slea 25 A 2
Whitlingham Country Park 80 AA 20
Womack Dyke140A14
Womack Island 34 A 3
Worlingham Staithe 30 AA 6
Wroxham Broad Island 69 AA 6
 
Potter Heigham Short Stay Moorings    
Potter Heigham Demasting Demasting    
Potter Heigham Dinghy Park Demasting    
Reedham Pontoon Bridge Wait/Demasting    
Somerleyton Pontoon Bridge Wait/Demasting    

Our Mooring Strategy (pdf document) [1284kb] has more details on our approach to the provision of moorings in the Broads. 

Double Mooring

Due to pressure on mooring spaces, we have designated 20 moorings for double alongside mooring. Each site has a sign stating that double mooring is permitted.
In consultation with the hire boat federation we have compiled the followingAdvice for hirers- Double Mooring

(pdf document) [95kb]

Remember

  • Don't double moor without permission to tie up to the first boat.
  • A private boat mooring would be advised to have the bow and stern lines direct from the vessel to the shore - hire vessels do not have the same number or length of lines.
  • Always try and arrange for the boat leaving first to be on the outside but, if you are the inside boat and wish to move on, ask the crew on the outside boat to move. Remember to ensure the outside vessel is re-secured safely.  If the crew on the adjoining boat are unable to assist, keep a line ashore from their vessel and consider the tide or river flow before you plan the manoeuvre.
  • Crossing the first vessel to the bank is at your own risk and you may be held responsible for any damage.