Harbour Masters Notice 10/18
Vessel Interaction in Tor Bay Harbour
Torquay Harbour provides non-drying visitor berthing facilities along the Town Pontoon and along Haldon Pier pontoon during the summer season. The town centre is a ten minute walk away from the Harbour where you will find retail stores, cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, supermarkets and pharmaceutical shops.
Water and electricity
Water is available in various locations along the Town Dock visiting pontoon however is not available along Haldon Pier. Electricity points are also available in the same 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 plenty of waste disposal points around the Harbour, however, for bulkier loads, the Harbour Authority can supply large capacity wheelie bins on request. For the disposal of waste oils or contaminated fuel, a special waste tank is situated in the shelter on Haldon Pier. If in any doubt about the use of this facility, please ask the Harbour staff for assistance.
Torquay Harbour does not offer a crane service however for the launching/recovery of vessels unable to make use of the slipway, there is a mobile crane and storage compound situated on South Pier. For more information contact Torbay Seaways and Stevedores on 01803 296570.
There are accessible public toilets available along the Harbour. These toilets are open for use of the public during the summer season (1 April – 30 September) between 07:00 – 21:00 and the winter season (1 October – 31 March) 08:00 – 17:00.
Launch and recovery
The outer Harbour slipway at Beacon Quay offers a friendly gradient and extends all the way to the sea bed for launch and recovery at all states of the tide, with added trailer storage nearby on Haldon Pier. Vehicles must exit Beacon Quay after launch.
Anchoring is prohibited within Torquay’s enclosed Harbour. However, vessels may choose to anchor outside the Harbour, usually to the south east of Haldon Pier or to the south west of Princess Pier.
For the launching/recovery of vessels unable to make use of the slipway, there is a mobile crane and storage compound situated on South Pier. For more information contact Torbay Seaways and Stevedores on 01803 296570.
There is currently no fuel available at Torquay Harbour. The nearest fuel vessel accessible fuel stations are:
Diesel - MDL Marina Brixham
Petrol - Dartmouth
During the summer season ferries run from Paignton Harbour to Brixham and Torquay every hour weather dependant. Please contact ferry services for further information.
In & Around the Harbour
Torquay Harbour lies at the heart of the town where cafés and restaurants accompany the Harbour side. Just a short walk is necessary for access to further restaurants along the seafront promenade, or a trip into town where there are a varied range of facilities available. Living coasts is located on the Harbour which offers a great day out exploring Torbay’s marine zoo.