Central Harbour Area

Mainstream Buoys and Anchorage 

Viewed from the main channel heading North, the yellow ships’ mooring buoys can be seen on the right hand side in the middle of the river. The visitors’ anchorage is on the Kingswear side of these buoys.

Dartmouth Embankment

The South Embankment extends from the Lower Ferry slip to the Town Jetty. There are several public landing steps here. These should not be obstructed and boats  are not to be left here unattended. The fish quay is about half way along the embankment and has a davit on its southern end. This is in frequent use by the local fishing fleet. Fresh water is available at the quay wall.

Public access short-stay Kingswear

Immediately upstream of the Lower Ferry slip at Kingswear is the passenger ferry pontoon and to the north of this is Darthaven Marina. A set-down and short stay pontoon, operated by Dart Harbour, is available at the southern end.

  • Town Jetty

    The Town Jetty is a pontoon connected to the embankment by a bridge. Local passenger vessels use the outer side of the jetty between 0845 and 1700 daily. These berths are available for use by visiting yachts overnight between 1700 and 0845. Arrange to berth here with the river staff, although berths cannot be reserved. The Kingswear passenger ferry runs from the north end of the Town Jetty – its berth is clearly marked and must not be obstructed. The inner side of the pontoon is available for use by yachts and berthing rafted up to two deep is possible. Fresh water and electricity are available here.

    The Boatfloat

    There is a boatfloat (permanent berth holders only) half way along the Embankment on the Dartmouth side. It is managed by Dartmouth Town Council. The Boatfloat dries out at low water.

    Short Stay Dinghy Pontoon

    Adjacent to the Boatfloat is a visitors’ short stay dinghy pontoon (max 6 hours, max 4.3m LOA). Public showers are available