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“Crossing Breydon Water to and from Great Yarmouth”

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General Information

The recommended time to arrive at Yarmouth.

Crossing Breydon Water.

This guide is deigned for Hirecraft/Cruisers not Yachts or low powered Boats.

For a link to a guide about passing through Yarmouth in an engineless sailing yacht please Click Here  

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An excellent site providing a tide table relevant to your holiday dates. Select the tide table  link, select tides from the list, select new feature “view/print a tide table”, enter 1st holiday date, how many days and calculate.

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Travelling from Yarmouth ( North to South)

Moorings and through Yarmouth.

Lower Canopy and Windscreen.

Leaving The River Bure.

Heading onto Breydon Water.

Yellow Post

Breydon Bridge.

Crossing Breydon Water:

Leaving Breydon Water:

Breydon Water Northern Broads to Southern Broads

Direction of Travel

Direction of Travel

You Must Pass Yellow Post Before Turning

You Must Pass Yellow Post Before Turning

Great Yarmouth Yacht Station Information

Travelling towards Yarmouth (South to North)


Crossing Breydon Water:

There is no mooring on Breydon water nor before the two Yarmouth bridges. Yarmouth yacht station is the closest moorings. Keep the red tagged posts to your starboard/right and the white tagged posts to your port/left.  There are bridge height gauges located on the River Yare and River Waveney just before entering Breydon water but if the tide is flooding/coming in the bridge clearance will have decreased by the time you arrive at Yarmouth.

Lower Canopy and Windscreen.

Breydon Bridge.

Entering The River Bure at Yarmouth.

Yellow Post

Yarmouth Railway and Road Bridges.

Yarmouth and towards The Northern Broads.

Yarmouth has a rise and fall of up to 6ft so you need to take this into consideration when securing the ropes should you decide to stay. If you don’t leave enough slack you could find the ropes too tight to undo or worse still the boat hanging by the ropes out of water. The amount of slack required greatly depends on your arrival time as mooring up at low water will not require as much slack as high water. It’s a safer bet to ask yacht station staff for advice and they will most likely offer to tie the boat for you. I believe they normally patrol the moorings and keep a watchful eye on the boat ropes. Ensure you are mooring up against the current.

If you are travelling with the current you will need to go up river to where it widens and and turn the boat around .

Cruising From Yarmouth to The Southern Broads Breydon Water Bridges Beccles Yacht Station Cruising From The Southern Broads to Yarmouth