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 (moorings marked DP16 have been provided as part of a planning condition and charges may apply).
Great Yarmouth and Norwich yacht stations also charge.
24 hour moorings
Below is a list of moorings where vessels can moor for up to 24 hours for free (unless otherwise specified). Moorings marked DP16 have been provided as part of a planning condition and charges may apply.
We are currently working on delivering an interactive web map which shows the location of our moorings.
| Alongside (A)|
Stern On (S)
| Additional |
|Acle Bridge||166||A||16||Electric charging points, toilets|
|Barnes Brinkcraft, Hoveton (DP16)*||-||S/A||6||Managed by boatyard, charges may apply|
|Barton Turf||41||A||4||Water point|
|Beccles Norfolk Bank||21||A||2|
|Berney Arms Reach||38||AA||8|
|Berney Mill 2||30||AA||6|
|Bramerton||188||A||19||Electric charging points|
|Brundall Church Fen||40||AA||8|
|Burgh Castle||139||AA||28||Electric charging points (to follow late 2022)|
|Brundall Gardens Marina (DP16)||25||A||2||Managed by boatyard, charges may apply|
|Coltishall Common||231||AA||46||Electric charging points|
|Deep Go Dyke||112||A||7|
|Dilham Staithe||50||A||5||Electric charging points|
|Dutch Tea Gardens, Oulton Broad||50||A||5|
|Dutch Tea Gardens Pontoon||30||A||3|
|Eastwood Marine, Brundall (DP16)||-||S||2||Managed by boatyard, charges may apply|
|Gay Staithe||81||S/A||12||Water point|
|Great Yarmouth Yacht Station||535||AA||60||Electric charging points, toilets, showers, water point|
|Horning Marshes||225||A||22||Water point|
|Horning Pleasure Craft (DP16)||-||A||2||Managed by boatyard|
|Hoveton St John||87||S||20||Electric charging points|
|How Hill Staithe||300||A||32|
|Irstead Staithe||18||A||2||Electric charging points|
|Loddon Staithe||82||S||12||Electric charging points, toilets, showers|
|Neatishead||150||A||12||Electric charging points, water point|
|Norwich Yacht Station||507||A||30||Electric charging points, toilets, showers, water point|
|Paddy's Lane, Barton||156||A||15|
|Polkeys Mill, River Yare||72||A||7|
|Potter Heigham Martham Bank||144||A||14|
|Potter Heigham Repps Bank||145||A||14||Electric charging points|
|Ranworth||170||S||22||Electric charging points, toilets, water point|
|Reedham Quay||217||AA||42||Electric charging points, water point|
|Rockland Short Dyke||150||A||15|
|Rockland St Mary||81||S/A||8||Electric charging points|
|Somerleyton||140||AA||28||Electric charging points|
|St Olaves||51||A||4||Electric charging points|
|St Olaves Marina||30||A||3||Managed by boatyard, charges may apply|
|Stokesby||33||AA||6||Electric charging points|
|Sutton Staithe||220||A||22||Electric charging points, water point|
|Sutton Staithe (DP16)||-||A||2|
|Swancraft, Brundall (DP16)||-||S/A||2||Managed by boatyard, charges may apply|
|Wroxham Broad Island||69||AA||10|
* Moorings at Barnes Brinkcraft are not fixed, if you wish to moor here please speak to reception to be assigned a mooring.
Below are other Broads Authority moorings that serve additional purposes, such as for sailing boat demasting and waiting for the tide to allow bridge crossings.
|Beccles South Bank||Bridge Wait/Demasting|
|Haddiscoe (East/West)||Demasting mooring|
|Potter Heigham Bridge Green||Short Stay Moorings|
|Potter Heigham (nr Herbet Woods)||Demasting mooring|
|Potter Heigham Dinghy Park||Demasting mooring|
|Reedham Pontoon||Bridge Wait/Demasting|
|Runham Pontoon||Demasting mooring|
|Scare Gap/Acle||Emergency mooring|
|Somerleyton Pontoon||Bridge Wait/Demasting|
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 following Advice for hirers- Double Mooring (pdf document) [95kb]
Things to remember
- You can brush up on your boating skills by visiting our Boating essentials web page and watching our animated videos.
- 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.