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“Norfolk Broads River Authority 24 Hour Moorings and Electric Points”

The table below lists Norfolk Broads Authority 24 hour moorings and electric points. The moorings are listed in order from North to South. The vast majority of Broads Authority moorings are free but normally chargeable at Yacht Stations where facilities may be provided.

Subject to availability there are free moorings at hire boatyards. In addition there are moorings at staithes, privately owned or council moorings, pubs, restaurants and hotels. Several of these moorings may be chargeable. Some of these additional moorings can be found on “The Facilities Page” and pubs on “The Pub Map page”

Some of the additional moorings have electric points but these non B.A moorings may not use the electric card system. B.A Shore power electric card retailers are listed at the bottom of this page.

Mooring at hire craft boatyards Is free but moorings are normally restricted to their own craft on main boat take over/return days typically but not restricted to Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.  Some boatyards may not allow overnight mooring the day before take over/return days so it’s best to check with the boatyard first.  A list that includes Hire Boatyards with associated telephone numbers can be found on the facilities page using the above “Facilities“ tab.

Some moorings at pubs, hotels and restaurants are free to customers but others charge mooring fees sometimes partly or fully refundable when purchasing food.

On river banks I would only moor where there are signs permitting or as a customer outside a pub/businesses. Just because there may be no sign prohibiting mooring does not give you automatic right to moor there.

Yacht Stations

Opposite Yarmouth Yacht Station at Everitt Marine Services their are two overnight moorings available all year round. The  Moorings are based based at Crusader Boatyard and have non BA electric points. Contact Tel: 07943 700865

The Broads Authority are promoting double mooring in some locations which are listed in the chart under mooring description as (DMA). Hopefully this will only be necessary at very busy times. You need to gain agreement from those on board the other boat before mooring alongside. Only moor alongside a boat that is at least as large as yours.  I would personally only double moor as a last resort and would go out of my way to moor next to another hire boat. For the official B.A double mooring policy please click here.

It is worth noting that the next moorings cruising north from Great Yarmouth is near the Stracey Arms wind pump and is approximately 9 miles away.  It is not a Broads Authority mooring area, but a very large mooring area running along the back of which long ago was The Stracey Arms pub. A mooring fee is payable.

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River

Broads Authority 24 Hour Moorings (many but not all are  free)

Approx. No. of moorings

Moorings

Length Of Mooring (Metres)

Electric  Points

River Ant

Dilham Staithe

5

Along Side

50

X

River Ant

Wayford Bridge

5

Along Side

53


River Ant/Staithe

Sutton Staithe

22

Along Side

220

X

River Ant/Barton Turf

Paddy's Lane, Barton Turf

15

Along Side

156


River Ant

Barton Turf

4

Along Side

41


River Ant/Staithe

Neatishead

12

Along Side

150


River Ant/Neatishead

Gaye's Staithe

12

Stern on & Along Side

81


River Ant/Staithe

Irstead Staithe

4

Along Side

40

X

River Ant

How Hill Staithe

32

Along Side 

300


River Ant

Ludham Bridge

10

Along Side 

130

X

River Ant

Horning Marshes  (Ludham Bridge)

22

Along Side 

225


River Thurne/Hickling Broad

Catfield Staithe

3

Along Side

36


River Thurne/Hickling Broad

Deep Dyke

19

Along Side

193


River Thurne/Hickling Broad

White Slea

2

Along Side

25


River Thurne/Hickling Broad

Deep Go Dyke

11

Along Side

112


River Thurne/Matham Broad

West Somerton

14

Along Side

150


River Thurne

Potter Heigham Martham Bank

14

Along Side

144


River Thurne

Potter Heigham Repps Bank

14

Along Side

145

X

River Thurne/Womack Water

Womack Staithe Ludham (Not B.A)

15

Stern on

Est 60


River Thurne/Womack Water

Womack Island

3

Along Side

34


River Thurne/Womack Water

Womack Dyke

14

Along Side

140


River Thurne

Thurne Mouth

11

Along Side

118


River Bure

Coltishall Common

46

Along Side (DMA)

231

X

River Bure

Belaugh Staithe

2

Along Side

22


River Bure

Hoveton Viaduct

64

Along Side (DMA)

319


River Bure

Hoveton St John

20

Stern on

87

X

River Bure

Wroxham Broad Island

6

Along Side (DMA)

69


River Bure

Perci's Island

5

Along Side

49


River Bure

Horning Staithe

10

Along Side

101

X

River Bure

Woodbastwick

9

Along Side

93


River Bure

Cockshoot Dyke

15

Along Side

149


River Bure

Ranworth


Stern on & Along Side

170

X

River Bure

St Benet's Abbey

60

Along Side (DMA)

300


River Bure

Boundary Farm, Oby

14

Along Side 

150


River Bure

Stokesby

6

Along Side (DMA)

33

X

River Bure

Great Yarmouth Yacht Station

107

Along Side (DMA)

535

X

River

Broads Authority 24 Hour Moorings (many but not all are  free)

Approx. No. of moorings

Moorings

Length Of Mooring (Metres)

Electric Points

River Yare

Berney Arms Reach

8

Along Side (DMA)

38


River Yare

Polkeys Mill, River Yare

7

Along Side

72


River Yare

Reedham Quay

42

Along Side (DMA)

217

X

 River Yare

 Hardley Cross

8

 Along Side

89


River Yare

Cantley

26

Along Side (DMA)

131

X

River Yare

Langley Dyke

9

Along Side

98


River Yare

Rockland St Mary Staithe


Stern on & Along Side

81

X

River Yare

Brundall Church Fen

8

Along Side (DMA)

40


River Yare

Postwick Wharf

6

Along Side (DMA)

32


River Yare

Bramerton

19

Along Side

188

X

River Yare/on rhs by Thorpe

Commissioners Cut

10

Along Side

126


River Yare Cut under bridge

Thorpe River Green

22

Along Side

223


River Yare

Whitlingham Country Park

20

Along Side (DMA)

80

X

River Wensum

Norwich Yacht Station

50

Along Side

507

X

River Chet

Pyes Mill

TBA

Along Side



River Chet

Chedgrave

4

Along Side

39


River Chet

Loddon Staithe

7

Stern on

82

X

River Waveney

Burgh Castle

28

Along Side (DMA)

139

X

River Waveney

St Olaves

5

Along Side

51

X

River Waveney

Herringfleet

14

Along Side (DMA)

78


River Waveney

Somerleyton

28

Along Side (DMA)

140

X

River Waveney

Dutch Tea Gardens Pontoon

3

Along Side



River Waveney

Dutch Tea Gardens, Oulton Broad

5

Along Side

50


River Waveney

Oulton Broad Yacht Station

Not a B.A Mooring but operated by Sentinel Enterprises.  X

River Waveney

North Cove

8

Along Side (DMA)

45


River Waveney

Worlingham Staithe

6

Along Side (DMA)

30


River Waveney

Aldeby

8

Along Side (DMA)

44


River Waveney

Beccles Lido

Not a B.A Mooring but operated by Sentinel Enterprises.

River Waveney

Beccles Yacht Station

Not a B.A Mooring but operated by Sentinel Enterprises.  X

River Waveney

Beccles Marshes

6

Along Side

60


River Waveney

Beccles Norfolk Bank

2

Along Side

21


River Waveney

Geldeston

6

Along Side

64


Moorings and Shore Power Electric Card Retailers

The cards are single use and cost £1 each. The whole amount is taken from the card as soon as you use it. Any unused credit remains at the electric point so before using the card it's worth checking to see if there is any credit remaining from the previous user.


New replacement electric points were installed and the work was completed by 1st April 2017.  All electric points now require the new contactless touch cards. The old cards will not work but I believe can be exchanged for new ones through The Broads Authority.

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BA Mooring opposite Sulingham Ferry House

Running engines. On occasions there may be a need to run the engine to put a bit of charge in the batteries or heat water etc. Etiquette suggests we endeavour not to run  boat engines whilst moored up where other boats may be close enough to cause them a nuisance.  

Should it deem necessary to run the engine the general consensus makes it more acceptable between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00. Should you need to run the engine for a prolonged period or outside of these hours it would be polite to let your neighbours know the reason. I would also only run the engine at no more than a fast tick over

Avoid running your engine if double moored or in a busy marina especially if moored stern on next to another boat. Causing smoke fumes or noise can be an offence and could incur a hefty fine for the master or hirer of a vessel.

You may need to start the engine and leave the moorings early in the morning, perhaps to reach Yarmouth for slack water, aim for some other destination due to water levels at bridges or maybe the return of the boat at the end of your holiday. I normally first untie and retie the ropes to ensure they can be easily released and raise the mud weight if applicable. I then start the engine, check that gauges display as they should and check water is being pumped out of the exhaust. Once the engine ticks over smoothly we are untied and on our way. This normally takes no more than 2 or 3 minutes of running the engine before departure.

Fishing and moorings.  Broads Authority  24 hour moorings are primarily for the mooring of boats and take priority over people fishing.  I would personally not  recommend fishing from the bank of pub moorings as I am sure the owners would want their moorings to be available for customers. You can always fish from onboard the boat and just reel in whilst a boat is coming in to moor near you.