PADSTOW MOORINGS

The Padstow Harbour Commissioners have a variety of moorings on both sides of the Camel Estuary.  Moorings are swinging, running, or pontoon; see types of mooring. Select the moorings you are interested in below.

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  • About our Moorings
    General Information
  • Port Arthur (Padstow)
    Seasonal / Holiday
  • North Quay (Padstow)
    Seasonal
  • South Dock (Padstow)
    Seasonal
  • Inner Harbour (Padstow)
    Seasonal
  • Red Brick Building (Padstow)
    Holiday
  • Rock Seasonal
    / Holiday
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    Forms

All vessels lying to a mooring within port limits must pay river dues.  This is a conservancy charge and the revenue derived from the river dues is used by the Padstow Harbour Commissioners to maintain the navigable channels, navigational aids and the enforcement of Byelaws.  River patrols are regularly undertaken in the summer months to ensure byelaws are adhered to.

PHC will need to see proof of insurance.  Vessels should normally be removed from their seasonal moorings by the end of October but can be left on a mooring with consent of the PHC.  It is strongly advised that boat owners check their insurance cover if vessels are to be left on moorings through the winter months.

Please note moorings are not transferable and may not be used for any other vessels other than that designated, without the written permission of the Harbour Master.

All boat owners are required to complete and sign a Mooring Registration Form accepting the Terms and Conditions before they put their boat on the mooring.  Whilst all reasonable care is taken by the Padstow Harbour Commissioners, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that their vessel is properly secured and protected from the wind and water levels.

If you are already a mooring holder, it is important that you keep us informed of any change in your contact details, particularly if a vessel comes off its mooring.  If you are thinking of changing your vessel please let us know beforehand to that we can ensure that your new vessel can be accommodated on your existing mooring.

There is a waiting list for seasonal moorings and the waiting periods vary considerably depending on the size and type of vessel to be accommodated and location desirability.  There is also a waiting list for customers wishing to transfer from an existing mooring to a different mooring.

Location:

 Port Arthur, Padstow

Type:

Swinging moorings - drying out on every tide.

Seasonal and holiday moorings.

(Application Forms can be downloaded, see "Download Forms & Contact Us" tab)

The vessel is secured to a heavy ground chain on the seabed, via a single riser chain.  This arrangement allows the vessel to move so that it will head into the wind or tide – whichever is the stronger. Tidal access varies according to which mooring you are allocated.  A tender is required to gain access to your vessel.

Maximum LOA:

10 metres

Weather Conditions:

Open water exposed to all winds.

Charges and Billing Details

These moorings are invoiced in January for the billing period 1 April – 31 October.  The charges are:- moorings tariff

Waiting List

There is currently a waiting list for Port Arthur seasonal moorings

Location:

 North Quay – Padstow

Type:

Running moorings - drying out on every tide. 

Seasonal and holiday moorings.

(Application Forms can be downloaded, see "Download Forms & Contact Us" tab)

These moorings are used for small craft where the boat is tethered to a looped line running from the shore to a fixing, on a riser chain, secured to the harbour bed.  The boat can be pulled in and out using the running line.   Access can be gained approximately 3 hours either side of high water depending on the tide. 

Maximum LOA:

5 metres

Weather Conditions:

Exposed to South Easterly Winds.

Charges and Billing Details

These moorings are invoiced in January for the billing period 1 April – 31 October.  The charges are:- moorings tariff

Waiting List

There is currently a waiting list for North Quay seasonal moorings

Location:

 South Dock – Padstow

Type:

Pontoon Berths - drying out on every tide.

Seasonal moorings

(Application Forms can be downloaded, see "Download Forms & Contact Us" tab)

The pontoon is piled i.e. secured by steel piles driven into the dock wall.  As spaces are at a premium you may have to moor up alongside another vessel or find a vessel rafted up outside of yours.  Vessels are rafted up no more than three deep.  You will need to climb down the ladder affixed to the dock wall to gain access to the pontoon.  Tidal access can be gained approximately three hours either side of high water depending on the tide. 

Maximum LOA:

Dependent on available berths, please enquire.

Weather Conditions:

Can be exposed to North Easterly winds at high tide.

Charges and Billing Details

These moorings are invoiced in January for the billing period 1 April – 31 October.  The charges are:- moorings tariff

Waiting List

There is currently a waiting list for South Dock seasonal moorings

Location:

 Inner Harbour – Padstow

Type:

Pontoon Berths - remaining afloat at all states of the tide

Seasonal moorings

(Application Forms can be downloaded, see "Download Forms & Contact Us" tab)

The pontoon is piled with finger pontoons coming off from it.  Easy access can be gained via a walkway.  Tidal access can be gained approximately two hours either side of high water depending on the tide but this is restricted to the gate opening times.  The Inner Harbour is normally drained down for one or two week’s duration between the months of November and March for annual maintenance.

Maximum LOA:

Dependent on available berths, please enquire.

Weather Conditions:

Location provides good shelter from most weather conditions.

Charges and Billing Details

These moorings are invoiced in January for the billing period 1 April – 31 October.  The charges are:- moorings tariff

Waiting List

There is currently a waiting list for Inner Harbour seasonal moorings

Location:

 Red Brick Building Pontoon - Padstow

Type:
Holiday moorings
(Application Forms can be downloaded, see "Download Forms & Contact Us" tab)

Pontoon berths - drying out on every tide
Temporary moorings available to let on a weekly basis between the months of 1 April and 31 October

Maximum LOA:

Dependent on available berths, please enquire.

Weather Conditions:

Can be exposed to South Easterly winds.

Charges and Billing Details

Invoiced at time of booking. The charges are moorings tariff

Location:

 Rock

Type:
Seasonal and Holiday Moorings
(Application Forms can be downloaded, see "Download Forms & Contact Us" tab)

Swinging Moorings – drying out.
The vessel is secured to heavy ground tackle on the seabed, via a single riser chain.  This arrangement allows the vessel to move so that it will head into the wind or tide – whichever is the stronger. Tidal access varies according to which mooring you are allocated.  If a mooring is allocated further out from the shore a tender is required or there is a Pontoon Ferry Service that runs around the Rock Moorings operated by Rock Marine Services –Tel 07599 069899 or  01208 863396 for further information.  PHC employ two Beach Masters between Easter and the end of October to ensure the smooth running of mooring and launching operations at Rock.  If you have any questions or require any information they will be happy to assist.

The Rock Holiday Moorings are allocated on a first come first served basis.

To try and satisfy demand for Rock Holiday Moorings, PHC operate a “sub-let” system.  With the holder’s agreement, a mooring used for only part of the season can be shared with other customers on a weekly basis.  PHC will then refund a proportion of the moorings cost to the allocated seasonal holder.

Please note that seasonal mooring holders are strictly forbidden from privately sub-letting PHC’s moorings – the “sub-let” scheme is operated by PHC on behalf of mooring holders.

Maximum LOA:

10 metres

Weather Conditions:

Open water exposed to all winds.

Charges and Billing Details

Seasonal moorings are invoiced in January for the billing period 1 April – 31 October.  The majority of Rock Holiday Moorings are invoiced in February.  The charges are: moorings tariff

Waiting List There is currently a waiting list for Rock seasonal moorings, but these are in great demand and the wait for one of these can be about 10 years!  Book early to avoid disappointment if you require a Rock Holiday Mooring during July or August.

Form

Notes

Mooring Application Form to apply for a permanent mooring
Holiday Mooring Application Form to apply for a holiday mooring
Mooring Transfer Form to transfer a mooring
Contact Us to enquire about moorings
   
Holiday Mooring ONLINE application to apply online for a holiday mooring

Padstow Harbour Commissioners, The Harbour Office, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8AQ,
tel: +44 (0)1841 532239, fax: +44 (0)1841 533346, email: padstowharbour@btconnect.com
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