Slipways and launching points

Broads slipwayThe Broads is dotted with slipways and launching points from which you can get your craft on to the water.

There are various designs and your boat and trailer must be suitable for the slipway you plan to use. Phone ahead whenever possible to check these details with the manager of the slipway:

  • depth of water required to float the boat
  • incline of the slipway
  • ground clearance
  • conditions of the slipway surface such as weed growth and grip

Canoe launching points (for public, not commercial use)

  • Beccles Lido
  • Belaugh Staithe
  • Bramerton – Broads Authority 24 hour free moorings
  • Brundall Church Fen
  • Bungay – Outney Meadow
  • Cantley – Red House PH  
  • Chedgrave Common
  • Dilham – Tyler’s Cut
  • Ellingham Sluice – upstream of bridge
  • Geldeston – Locks Inn and Rowan Craft
  • Hardley Cross
  • Horstead Mill
  • How Hill – Toad Hole Cottage
  • Langley Staithe
  • Loddon Staithe
  • Neatishead Staithe
  • Norwich – Red Lion PH and Norwich Yacht Station (seasonal)
  • Postwick Wharf
  • Ranworth Staithe
  • Reedham Ferry Inn
  • Rockland St Mary – New Inn PH
  • Stalham Staithe
  • Surlingham – Ferry House PH
  • Sutton Staithe
  • Thorpe St Andrew – Cary’s Meadow and Rushcutters PH
  • Whitlingham Adventure
  • Wroxham Broad
VillageFacilitiesContact detailsAddress
Barton TurfBoatyard facilities available, refurbishments, engineering. Gas Safe registered. Cranage available by arrangement. 10-ton gantry. Towing and recovery service.01692 536206Cox’s Boatyard Ltd, Staithe Road, Barton Turf, Norwich, NR12 8AZ
BecclesPublic slipway01502 532541The Quay, Beccles, NR34 9BH
BecclesLift in/Lift out  to or from lorry or trailer to 10 tons.  Launch and recovery by slipway 1:9.5 with 1 mtr at mlw. Dry storage. Winter Storage.01502 714154Galleon Storage and Mooring Limited, 50 Puddingmoor, Beccles, NR34 9PL
BecclesLaunch and recover to 18ft length, DIY, slipway to 8 tons, normal boatyard facilities, repairs, winter storage, Caravan site (CL5) - NOTE: Facilities are not setup for self launching of larger dinghies (canoes and light dinghies that can be lifted in are ok though).01502 712166H. E. Hipperson, Gillingham Dam, Beccles, NR34 0EB
BelaughTeleporter launching and recovery. Normal boatyard facilities, repairs, restoration, new build.01603 781583Belaugh Boatyard, Belaugh, Norwich, NR12 8XA
BrundallMoorings, storage, cranage, boat servicing and high pressure cleaning, dredging, repairs and DIY facilities.01603 713109Bell Boats, Waterside, Brundall, Norwich, NR13 5QA
BrundallCranage up to 30 tons, normal boatyard facilities.01603 712334Broom Boats, Riverside, Brundall, NR13 5PX
BrundallLaunch and recover. Cranage up to 22 tons – price on application.01603 717804Brundall Bay Marina , Brundall, Norwich, NR13 5PN
BrundallSlipway launching and recovery. Cranage up to 36 tons. Normal boatyard services.01603 717525MarinePower Trading Ltd, West Lane, Brundall, Norwich, NR13 5RG
BrundallCrane to 16 tons. Boat repairs. Engine servicing. Boat cleaning.01603 712247Silverline Marine, Riverside, Brundall, NR13 5PL
Burgh CastleStorage – deep water fully serviced pontoons. Dredging, 40-ton lifting travel hoist, cranage and gantry by appointment only. Boatyard facilities for all types of repairs.01493 782301Goodchild Marine, Butt Lane, Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, NR31 9PZ
Burgh St PeterLaunch & recover, 35 tonne boat lift, private & visitor moorings, showers & launderette, glamping & touring, pub, shop & hotel.01502 677343Waveney River Centre, Staithe Road, Burgh St Peter, NR34 0BT