Ha’penny Pier moorings

The mooring facilities at Ha’penny are open from 8 April – 15 October 2017. A pier master is on site between the hours of 0800-0900 and 1630-1730 (including weekends and bank holidays). During the Summer school holidays – 21 July – 3 September 2017 the pier master will be available between the hours of 0800-0900 and 1230-1730.

Visiting yachts can use the mooring facilities at Ha’penny Pier for a maximum length of 72 hours. No reservations can be made and we operate on a first come basis. Be advised that yachts may berth alongside. Yachts maybe double or triple banked on both sides in good weather.

Mooring is free between the hours of 0900 and 1600. Outside of these hours the fees are as follows:

Up to 5 metres £10.00
Over 5 metres and up to 10 metres £15.00
Over 10 metres and up to 15 metres £20.00
Over 15 metres and up to 20 metres £25.00
Over 20 metres £35.00

Vessels over 30 metres must make prior arrangements with the Harbour Master. Call 01255 243030 or email navigation.house@hha.co.uk

How to pay?

The Pier Master – who has an office located next to the café – will collect fees between 1600 and 0900 hours. All charges are for a 24-hour period or part thereof.

Important information

The Pier Master can provide access to the shower facilities.

Harwich Haven Authority accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to any vessel, its contents or injury to any person using the facility.

The pontoons are exposed to wind and tide, particularly W-NW winds.  Skippers shall ensure that at all times their vessel is safely moored, fendered and safe access maintained to ensure it can depart the pontoons if the weather conditions dictate.

Alcohol has been identified as a contributory factor in some access accidents. Therefore, we advise users to take care when using the facility.

Use of the unloading area is restricted to fishing vessels and Authority licensed vessels. Use of the yacht area by fishing vessels is strictly prohibited.

The Harbour Ferry may use the Authority’s designated area with prior permission from the Harbour Master.

Persons in charge of recreational craft are advised that Harwich VTS Channel 71 is for use primarily by commercial vessels, although a listening watch can be maintained.

Yachts are to navigate with caution when ‘inside’ the pontoons due to the existence of floating moorings.