Harbour Masters Notice 10/18
Vessel Interaction in Tor Bay Harbour
Brixham has drying out facilities situated within the Inner Harbour which can be used for anti-fouling or refitting purposes. Brixham Harbour also accommodates visitor berthing which is positioned in a non-drying location along the Marina walkway, this facility is known as the Town Pontoon. The town centre is less than a 10 minute walk away which is the home to cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, supermarkets and pharmaceutical shops.
Water is on supply from several points based in and around the Harbour. Water is available on our visitor’s pontoon, and nearby the majority of drying out berths. Electricity points are also available in these areas however electricity cards must be purchased in order to use this facility. These cards cost £1.00 each and are available to purchase from Harbour offices across Tor Bay.
There are drying out berths within the Inner Harbour which are available to use providing a booking has been made with Brixham Harbour office. On average all inner drying out berths are 2 – 2.5 metres above chart datum. All berths must be booked through the Harbour office where the tidal restricted areas will be further explained. The types of drying out berths are as follows:
Scrub pad (Concrete slab): This dry berthing is suitable for flat bottom boats, bilge keels and fin keeled vessels.
Outer grid (Wooden beams): The outer grid is suitable for larger vessels with long keels as the beams on the seabed are placed roughly 8ft apart. All vessels drying out on this berth must bear down on at least three of the wooden beams, any less bearing points could cause stress to the vessels keel. Due to owners safety fin keels are not permitted on these grids.
Please view the picture document which displays different berthing facilities within the Inner Harbour and shows available electricity/ water points. To discuss these area’s further regarding suitability for your vessel, please contact Brixham Harbour office.
The Harbour Authority operates a static crane with a lifting capacity of four tonnes. Please contact Brixham Harbour Office for further information as there are restrictions on the crane berth, depending on draft and tide. There is also temporary boat storage available on the middle pier which is suitable for carrying out repairs to vessels. Advance notice of any lifting operations is recommended.
There are accessible public toilets positioned along the Western Lady walkway leading down towards the passenger pontoon.
During the summer season ferries run from Paignton Harbour to Brixham and Torquay every hour weather dependant. Please contact ferry services for further information.
For the disposal of waste oils or contaminated fuel, a special waste tank is situated on the Eastern Arm at New Quay. Please ask for assistance from Harbour staff before using this facility.
There are a number of cafes, restaurants, cocktail bars, takeaways and pubs accompanying Brixham Harbour. In just a short walk of under ten minutes stands Brixham town centre which has ATM’s which are open to use for the public. The ‘Breakwater’ is at the heart of Brixham Harbour which possess a beautiful pebble beach as well as the 1.2 kilometre pier which is available to all to walk along offering breath taking views of Tor Bay. Day boat cruises and heritage sailing trips are just few of many activities which are available in and around Brixham Harbour.