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 our network of moorings where vessels can moor for up to 24 hours for free.

Broads Authority 24 Hour MooringsLength Of Mooring (Metres)Alongside (A)
Double-Alongside (AA)
Stern On (S)
Approx. No. of moorings
Acle Bridge166A16
Barnes Brinkcraft, Hoveton (DP16)*-S/A6
Barton Turf 41A4
Beccles Marshes60A 6
Beccles Norfolk Bank21A 2
Berney Arms Reach 38 AA 8
Berney Mill60AA12
Boundary Farm40A4
Bramerton 188 A 19
Brundall Church Fen 40 AA 8
Brundall Church Fen (DP16)25A2
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 4
Deep Dyke 193 A 19
Deep Go Dyke 112 A 7
Dilham Staithe 50 A 5
Dutch Tea Gardens, Oulton Broad 50 A 5
Dutch Tea Gardens Pontoon 30 A 3
Eastwood Marine, Brundall (DP16)-S2
Gaye's Staithe 81 S/A 12
Geldeston 64 A 6
Great Yarmouth Yacht Station 535 AA 60
Hardley Cross89A10
Horning Marshes 225 A 22
Horning Staithe 101 AA 12
Hoveton St John 87 S 20
Hoveton Viaduct 319 AA 64
How Hill Staithe300  32 
Irstead Staithe 18 A 2
Langley Dyke 98 A 9
Loddon Staithe 82 S 12
Neatishead 150 A 12
North Cove 45 AA 5
Norwich Yacht Station 507 A 30
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
Pye's Mill300A30
Ranworth 170 S 22
Reedham Quay 217 AA 42
Rockland Short Dyke150A15
Rockland St Mary 81 S/A 8
Somerleyton 140 AA 28
St Olaves 51 A 4
St Benet's 300 AA 60
Stokesby 33 AA 6
Sutton Staithe 220 A 22
Sutton Staithe (DP16)-A2
Swancraft, Brundall (DP16)-S/A2
Wayford Bridge 53 A 5
West Somerton150  A 14
White Slea 25 A 2
Whitlingham Country Park 80 AA 12
Womack Dyke140A14
Womack Island 34 A 3
Worlingham Staithe 30 AA 6
Wroxham Broad Island69AA10

* Moorings at Barnes Brinkcraft are not fixed, if you wish to moor here please speak to reception to be assigned a mooring.

Other moorings

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 BankBridge 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 PontoonDemasting mooring  
Scare Gap/AcleEmergency mooring  
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 following Advice for hirers- Double Mooring

(pdf document) [95kb]


  • 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.