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


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, NR12 8AZ
BecclesPublic slipway.01502 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, NR12 8XA
BrundallMoorings, storage, cranage, boat servicing and high pressure cleaning, dredging, repairs and DIY facilities.01603 713109Bell Boats, Waterside, Brundall, 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, NR13 5PN
BrundallSlipway launching and recovery. Cranage up to 36 tons. Normal boatyard services.01603 717525MarinePower Trading Ltd, West Lane, Brundall,  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
CantleyGradient 1 in 10, width 4m, length 10m. No parking except by arrangement with The Reedcutter pub.--
ChedgraveBoat salvage and recovery (no slipway use).-Maffett Cruisers, Pits Lane, Chedgrave, Loddon, NR14 6NQ
Geldeston2 slips, launch (tractor assistance if required). Large craft terms on request. Caravan site (CL5). Chandlery shop. Gas Safe registered engineer and Boat Safety examiner. Canoes and dinghies for hire.01508 518208Rowan Craft Ltd, Big Row, Geldeston, Beccles, NR34 0LY
GillinghamLiftout. Launch and recover, up to 30ft length, by prior arrangement. Normal boatyard facilities, moorings, hard standing and boat storage.01502 713960

Derby's Quay, Bridge Wharf, Beccles, NR34 0PA

HicklingNo parking next to slip. (£4.00 slipping fee to non-parishioners).01692 598870The Pleasure Boat Inn, Staithe Road, Hickling, NR12 0YW
HicklingSlip, launch and recover up to 35ft length, 12ft beam. Gantry lift to 6 tonnes. Parking. Short term moorings and dry berths. Boatyard facilities. Day boats for hire. Houseboat. Showers and toilet facilities.01692 598314Whispering Reeds Boats Ltd, Staithe Road, Hickling, Norwich, NR12 0YW
HorningCranage, winch area, normal boatyard facilities. Cleaning, chandlery. Breakdown service. Electric charging for short-stay moorings. Dayboats & dinghies for hire.01692 630498Boulter Marine Services, Ferry View Road, Horning,  NR12 8PT
HorningCranage. Normal boatyard facilities.01692 631111Ferry Marina, Ferry Road, Horning, NR12 8PS
HorningMoorings. Winter storage. Slip, haul out and relaunch up to 40ft.01692 631330Southgates Boatyard Moorings, Lower Street, Horning, NR12 8PF
HorningKey obtainable from Tiding's Newsagents, Lower Street, Horning.01692 630316The Swan Inn, 10 Lower Street, Horning, NR12 8AA
HovetonLaunching platform only suitable for small, manually liftable craft.--
HovetonMoorings and other facilities including rigging, cranage to 8 tons, slipway (max 2ft draught), Both latter preferably by arrangement.01603 782212E C Landamore & Co Ltd, Elanco Works, Hoveton, NR12 8UH
HovetonNo slipway. Boat lift up to 14 tons.01603 782743Royall & Son Ltd, Grebes Rest, Brimbelow Road, Hoveton, NR12 8UJ
LoddonSlipway by arrangement. Repairs and maintenance.01508 520353Prestige Boats, Bridge Street, Loddon, NR14 6EZ
LoddonBoat lift up to 7 tons (self propelled). Boatyard facilities and storage. Moorings. Repairs. Small craft slipway. Facilities for DIY owners.01508 520397

Greenway Marine Ltd, Riverside, Loddon, NR14 6HA

LudhamSlipway. Cranage up to 7 tons, towing, breakdown service and repairs. Dinghy and day boat hire. Normal boatyard facilities. Boat building.01692 631011

Ludham Bridge Boatyard, Johnson Street, Ludham, NR29 5NX

LudhamFull time cranage up to 12 tons.01692 678832

SlipperyBottoms, Horsefen Road, Ludham, NR29 5GQ

LudhamSlipway launching and recover. Normal boatyard facilities.01692 678066Swallowtail Boatyard, Horsefen Road, Ludham, NR29 5QG
MarthamSlip and pulling out, launching, steam cleaning. Not available Saturday mornings. Undercover storage, Outside storage. Repairs.01493 740249Martham Boat Building, Valley Works, Cess Road, Martham, NR29 4RF
NorwichSlip launch and recover. Moorings and storage.01603 433253Griffin Marine, 10 Griffin Lane, Norwich, NR7 0SL
Oulton BroadWater Sports Centre.01502 587163Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre, Nicholas Everitt Park, Oulton Broad, NR33 9JR
Oulton BroadSlipway available on request to Harbour Master.01502 574946Oulton Broad Yacht Station, Bridge Road, Lowestoft, NR33 9JS
Potter HeighamCranage by negotiation. Boat repairs and maintenance. Moorings.0800 144 4472Herbert Woods, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham, NR29 5JF
Potter HeighamSlip to maximum 20ft. Launch and recover. Travelling crane up to 6 tons.01692 670460Phoenix Fleet Ltd, Repps Staithe Boatyard, Potter Heigham, NR29 5JD
ReedhamMoorings, cranage, storage.01493 701177ADB Services, The Hove Boatyard, Holly Farm Road, Reedham, NR13 3TH
ReedhamLaunch and recovery fee. Car parking fee per day or week.01493 700429Reedham Ferry and Touring Park, Ferry Road, Reedham, NR13 3HA
ReedhamCranage.01493 700242Sanderson Marine Craft Ltd, Riverside, Reedham, NR13 3TE
Repps with BastwickPublic Slipway.-Pug Lane, Staithe Road , Repps with Bastwick
SmallburghSuitable only for craft under 12ft. Restricted parking.-

Smallburgh Staithe, Wayford Road, Smallburgh, Norfolk

SomerleytonSlipping and cranage up to 8 tons by arrangement.Boatyard facilities available. Moorings.01502 730335Somerleyton Marina, Ripplecraft Boatyard, Brickfields, Somerleyton, NR32 5QW
South WalshamCranage to 8 tons maximum (restricted to 10’ 6” maximum width). General boatyard facilities.01603 270262Russell Marine Ltd, Fleet Lane, South Walsham, NR13 6ED
St OlavesCranage up to 8 tons by arrangement. Full boatyard facilities, including maintenance, repairs and storage. Boat Safety examiners.01493 488000

Doug Ashley Marine, Reed Lane, St. Olaves, NR31 9HG

St OlavesPrivate slipway, apply to M C Miller at Bridge Stores.01493 488230Bridge Stores, Beccles Road, St Olaves, NR31 9HE
St OlavesCranage by arrangement. Full boatyard facilities including maintenance, repairs and storage.01493 488469South River Marine, Albatross Quay, Reed Lane, St Olaves, NR31 9HG
StalhamBoatyard facilities available, refurbishments, engineering. Gas Safe registered. Cranage available by arrangement. 10-ton gantry. Towing and recovery service.01692 630614Richardsons Boatyard, The Staithe, Stalham,
NR12 9BX
StalhamCranage. Slipway. Launch & retrieve. Storage. Mooring facilities. Repairs and maintenance.01692 583192Wayford Marine Ltd, Wayford Bridge, Stalham, NR12 9LL
SuttonAll boat repairs undertaken, including Gas Safe work. Public slipway free to villagers (key available from Sutton Staithe Boatyard).01692 581653Sutton Staithe Boatyard Ltd, Sutton Staithe,
NR12 9QS
ThurneSlipway for small boats (max 0.3 draught, length 5m). Donations £5 per launch/recover.-

Thurne Dyke, The Street, Thurne

TrowseLaunching and recovery by crane.01603 666545Kingsley Farrington, The Boatyard, Whitlingham Lane, Trowse, NR14 8TR
UptonSlip small craft up to 14ft free, no cars on slip. Cranage to 5 tons. Caravan site (CL5). Winter storage. Maintenance. Facilities for DIY owners. 01493 750430Eastwood Whelpton Limited, Upton Yacht Station, Boat Dyke Road, Upton, NR13 6BL
WroxhamBoat lift up to 10 tons. Slipway up to 40ft. Hard standing area, moorings, cranage, normal boatyard services.01603 782625Barnes Brinkcraft, Riverside Road, Hoveton, NR12 8UD
WroxhamSlip up to 45ft craft. Normal boatyard services.01603 782552Sabena Marine, Marsh Road, Wroxham, NR12 8UH

Public canoe launching points

  • 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