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Axmouth Harbour

ADDRESS: Harbour Road, Axmouth, Devon EX12 4AA East Devon District Council – Harbour Authority, Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon.  EX10 8HL

Tel. No.01395 516551

E-mail.  info@axeyachtclub.co.uk


East Devon District Council are the Harbour Authority Axmouth Harbour Management Company lease part of the Harbour area.


Steve Biddle-SWRPA Representative 

Kevin Mercer –Treasurer, Axe Yacht Club treasurer@axeyachtclub.co.uk 

ACTIVITIES: Axmouth is a small tidal harbour, just east of Seaton whose activities include inshore commercial fishery, with associated fish quay, small boatyard, marine services, diving and angling.There is a Yacht Club for recreational watersports, about 100 small craft moorings and a pontoon for visiting craft. Axmouth Harbour is owned by East Devon District Council (EDDC), they in turn lease part of the Harbour to Axmouth Harbour Management Company Limited (AHMC). AHMC has an independent Chair and Treasurer/Secretary together with representativesfrom the Axe Yacht Club and East Devon Fishermen’s Association.AHMC leases the western side of the harbour to the AYC and the Eastern side to (EDFA).There is also a sub-lease from AYC to Axe Vale Canoe Club. LOCAL AUTHORITY East Devon District Council

Bridport (West Bay)

ADDRESS Harbour MasterHarbour Masters Office The MoundWest Bay Dorset DT6 4HE or Dorset Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ.Tel. No.(01308) 423222E-mail.j.radcliffe@westdorset-dc.gov.uk Website:www.dorsetforyou/westbayharbour

STRUCTURE Local Authority Port

CONTACTS: James Radcliffe (Harbour Master)

ACTIVITIES:Bridport has a large number of leisure moorings (approx 130) and a small number of commercial moorings (approx 20). Daily excursions operate from Bridport and there are many fishing vessels that work from the harbour on a daily basis. There are pontoons available for visiting craft and a large slipway which is functional at all times.



ADDRESS Exeter City Council Waterways Manager Civic Centre Exeter Devon EX1 1RQ

Tel. No. (01392) 265279 (office hours) (01392) 277888 (out of office/emergency)

E-mail.river.canal@exeter.gov.uk, colin.acton@exeter.gov.uk Website: www.exeter.gov.uk

STRUCTURE Local Authority

CONTACTS Roger Crane – Head of Operations & Transport Colin Acton-Waterways & Parking Services Manager Cdr.David Vaughan OBE BA FRIN MNI R.N.

Harbour Master & Chief Executive Officer Teignmouth Harbour Commission-Dock Master – ABP Teignmouth & Millbay, Plymouth.-Marine Adviser -Exeter City Council Harbour Authority

ACTIVITIES:Harbour Authority for the tidal Exeter Ship Canal and navigation authority for tidal river Exe with activities consisting primarily of maintenance and operation of the Canal for commercial as well as recreational use for summer visitors and winter laying up of yachts; the tidal lock can take commercial shipping up to 37m. The City of Exeter is the navigation authority for the Exe Estuary and is joint CHA for pilotage matters with Exmouth Marina and are the owners/operator of Topsham Public Quay for commercial and leisure use for winter lay ups and summer berths.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES: Exeter City Council East Devon District Council Teignbridge District Council

Hinkley Point C

Harbour Authority

ADDRESS Hinkley Point C Harbour Authority

EDF Energy -Nuclear New Build Hinkley Point C Somerset TA5 1UD

Tel. No.07813 232701

E-mail.  william.barker@edf-energy.com, nick.clarance@nnb-edfenergy.com

Website: https://www.edfenergy.com/energy/nuclear-new-build-projects

STRUCTURE Privately Owned

CONTACTS William Barker -Harbour Master Nick Clarance (Deputy Harbour Master)

ACTIVITIES: Nuclear new build.


Ilfracombe Harbour

Ilfracombe Harbour Office, The Pier, Ilfracombe, North Devon EX34 9EQ Tel. No’s.01271 862108 / 07775532606

E-mail: harbourmaster@northdevon.gov.uk

Website: http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/business/ilfracombe-harbour/

STRUCTURE Local Authority Harbour

CONTACTS: Captain Georgina Carlo-Paat (Harbour Master) Ric Simpson (Deputy Harbour Master)

ACTIVITIES: Home to the Ilfracombe yacht Club with over 100 moorings in the inner harbour. There are 12 visitor moorings in the inner harbour with additional visitor moorings in the outer harbour. We can accommodate a limited number of fin keel yachts along the two inner harbour walls. No moorings can be reserved. Commercial operators run various day trips including to Lundy Island. There is a working quay for the local trawlers and potters that operate from here. During the Season the Oldenburg utilises the harbour and for a short season the Waverley calls in. The Harbour itself is a must see for tourists with Verity being a main attraction. Annual events include the Gig Regatta, Lundy Yacht Race, Birdman, Sea Ilfracombe the Maritime festival and the Pier Fair. Ilfracombe harbour is a drying harbour and as such dinghy’s are advised.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: North Devon District Council

Imerys Minerals Ltd.

ADDRESS: Fowey Docks Fowey Cornwall PL23 1AL

Tel No.(01726) 834225



STRUCTURE Terminal Operator

CONTACTS: Peter Prynn

ACTIVITIES: Export of China Clay and Aggregate Import of Aggregate, Clay and Rock Salt

LOCAL AUTHORITY Cornwall Council 

Looe (Looe Harbour)

Looe Harbour Commissioners

The Harbour Office, The Quay, East Looe, Cornwall. PL13 1DX

Tel. No’s.Harbour office: 01503 262839

Chief Executive/HM: 07918 728955 Assistant HM: 07484 086605

E-mails: Harbour Office: looeharbour@btconnect.com, HM/Chief Exec ce.looeharbour@btconnect.com,

Assistant HM: assistanthm.looeharbour@btconnect.com



CONTACTS: Ms. Tina Hicks -Chief Executive & Harbour Master, Mr. Mark Veale -Assistant Harbour Master

ACTIVITIES:Looe is a conservancy which primarily serves the fishing industry and associated elements.  The conservancy is a Trust Port managed by the Looe Harbour Commissioners. There are approximately 60 commercial berths, 34 quayside berths and 65 moorings in a mid river grid formation for local residents.. Quayside limited visitors’berthing is also available in West Looe,provided that visiting craft are both capable and comfortable in takingground on a dry berth. Looe Harbour Commissioners are the Competent Harbour Authority for the port and associated rivers feeding therein.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Cornwall County Council

Lyme Regis

ADDRESS Harbour Master

Harbour Masters Office, The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JJ or Dorset Council, South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ.

Tel. No.(01297) 442137 Fax No.(01297) 442137

E-mail: g.forshaw@westdorsetdc.gov.uk, harbourmanagement@dorset.gov.uk

Website: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/contact/harbourmaster-lyme-regis.aspx

STRUCTURE: Local Authority Port

CONTACTS: Grahame Forshaw MBE (HarbourMaster)

ACTIVITIES: Lyme Regis is a drying harbour and has a large number of leisure moorings (approx 220) and a small number of commercial moorings (approx 15).  Daily excursions operate from Lyme Regis and there are many fishing vessels that work from the harbour on a daily basis. There are pontoons available for visiting craft and a large slipway which is functional at all times. Many clubs operate from the harbour including Lyme Regis Gig Club, Lyme Regis Sailing Club and Lyme Regis Powerboat Club.


Newquay, Cornwall

ADDRESS: Newquay Harbour Office, South Quay, Hill, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1HT

Tel. No: (01637) 872809

Email: mridgway@cornwall.gov.uk; abrigden@cornwall.gov.uk

STRUCTURE: Local Authority Port

CONTACTS: Mike Ridgway (Harbour Master), Andy Brigden (Maritime Manager Cornwall Cncl)

ACTIVITIES: Newquay is a fishing and pleasure Harbour, operating seasonal activities and all year round fishing vessels. There is a small number of local moorings (63) and limited facilities for visiting yachts.

LOCAL AUTHORITY Cornwall Council South


ADDRESS: Polperro Harbour Trustees, Mawdsleys Room, The Warren, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2RB

Tel. No.(01503) 272423 part time

Email: debbie@phtrust.co.uk



CONTACTS: Mr C Sargent (Chairman), Mr T Courtis (Vice-Chairman), Mrs D Blackmore (Clerk to Harbour), Mr O Puckey (Acting Harbour Master), Mr Tony White (Maritime Advisor), Mr RDodson (Treasurer)

ACTIVITIES: Fishing and boat trips in summer


Portreath Harbour, Cornwall

ADDRESS: Portreath Harbour Association, 2 Glenfeadon Terrace, Portreath, Redruth. TR16 4JX

Tel No.07773 677257(Chairman), 07815 696974(Secretary)

Email: caroline.bond9@gmail.com (secretary), colin@portreathstudio.com(chairman)

Website: www.portreath-harbour.org

STRUCTURE: Harbour Association(Harbour owned by CornwallCouncil) leased, regulated and run by Portreath Harbour Association

CONTACTS: Colin Higgs (Chairman), Caroline Bond (Secretary), Capt. Andy Brigden – (Cornwall Council Maritime Mgr.)

ACTIVITIES:Inshore Commercial and Leisure Fishing. Diving and Leisure Boating.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: CornwallCouncil


ADDRESS: Simon Taffinder, Curgurrell Farm, Portscatho, Cornwall.TR2 5EN

Tel No.01872 580243

E-mail: taffindersimon@gmail.com

STRUCTURE: Local Authority

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS: Simon Taffinder (Harbour Master), Captain Andy Brigden (Maritime Manager)

ACTIVITIES: Fishing and recreation. Boats to 20 ft dries at low water. 5 visitor moorings for boats to 35 ft (afloat swinging moorings). 

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Cornwall Council

Port Wrinkle

ADDRESS: Maritime Section, Town Quay, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2NJ

Tel No: 01872 224231 or 01872 272130

E-mail. harbouroffice@cornwall.gov.uk

STRUCTURE: Local Authority

CONTACTS: Capt. Andy Brigden–Maritime Manager

ACTIVITY: Leisure.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Cornwall Council

Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth

ADDRESS: Maritime Section, Town Quay, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2NJ

Tel No.01326 314189

STRUCTURE: Local Authority

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS: Chris King -Pier Master, Capt. Andy Brigden-Maritime Manager

ACTIVITIES: Ferries and pleasure boats operating from the pier.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Cornwall Council

Queen’s Harbour Master – Plymouth

Longroom House, RM Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL1 3RT

ADDRESS: Tel No.01752 836953 (Harbour Control) QHM Carl.necker100@mod.gov.uk, DQHM Neil.trathen121@mod.gov.uk

Website: www.royalnavy.mod.uk/qhm/plymouth


CONTACTS: Carl Necker –Queen’s Harbour MasterNeil Trathen –Deputy Queen’s H.M.



St.Ives, Cornwall

ADDRESS: Harbour Office, Smeatons Pier, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1LP

Tel No.(01736) 795018

Email: mridgway@cornwall.gov.uk, a.brigden@cornwall.gov.uk

STRUCTURE: Local AuthorityPort

CONTACTS: Mike Ridgway(Harbour Master), Andy Brigden (Maritime Manager)

ACTIVITIES: St Ives is a drying, fishing and leisure harbour, operating seasonal activities and all year round fishing vessels. There are approximately 150 local moorings with 4 moorings for visiting yachts.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Cornwall Council

St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

ADDRESS: The Harbour Office, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 OHU

Tel. No: 01720 422768 Mobile: 07789273626

E-mail: info@stmarys-harbour.co.ukhm@stmarys-harbour.co.uk

Website: www.stmarys-harbour.co.uk

STRUCTURE: Private Port

CONTACT: Mr Chris Gregory, Mr Dale Clark(Harbour Master)

ACTIVITIES: St. Mary’s Harbour is the principle port for the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago of several hundred islands situated 28 miles south west of Lands End, of which fiveare inhabited.The Port is the centre for all commercial vessels operating from the mainland and off islands, including over 20 fishing boats. St Mary’s Harbour is the Competent Harbour Authority for pilotage matters throughout the islands. It is also the main base for the R.N.L.I. Severn Class Lifeboat. There are 230 local moorings, 40secure deep water moorings, 108 running lines, 33 beach moorings and 12dryingmoorings for visiting yachts and ribs. St Mary’s Harbour averages over 2,500yacht visits a year, the majority from the EEC. In 2017there were  55cruise ship visits.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Council of the Isles of Scilly

St. Mawes

ADDRESS: St.Mawes Harbour Authority, The Quay, St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DG

Tel. No.: 01326 270553

E-mail.: stmawesharbour@btconnect.com


STRUCTURE: Privately operated Statutory Harbour Authority.

CONTACTS: Managing Director: Gary Cairns,  Harbour Master: Martin Bidmead

ACTIVITIES: Small south coast port busy with leisure activities in the summer. Ferry services operate to Truro and St Anthony head a link within the coastal footpath. The harbour provides seasonal and visitor moorings. All year round services include a passenger ferry services to Falmouth and a small fishing fleet also operates from the harbour.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Cornwall Council

St. Michael’s Mount

ADDRESS: St.Michael’s MountMarazion, Cornwall, TR17 0HS

Tel. No.: 01736 710265

Email: Mike.Greig@stmichaelsmount.co.uk


STRUCTURE: Operated by the National Trust and the St. Aubyn family

CONTACTS: Mike Greig

ACTIVITIES: As one of Cornwall’s most beautiful and popular visitor attractions, St Michael’s Mount draws many thousands of people each year to see the historic castle and gardens as well as the picturesque village and harbour.It has been a longstanding priority that St Michael’s Mount is managed and maintained by both the National Trust and the St.Aubyn family, to ensure that its unique and unspoilt nature is preserved for all to enjoy.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: Cornwall Council


ADDRESS Salcombe Harbour Authority South Hams District Counci lWhitestrand, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BU

Tel. No.01548 843791

E-mail. salcombe.harbour@southhams.gov.uk

Website: www.southhams.gov.uk

STRUCTURE Local Authority Port

CONTACTS: Cameron Sims-Stirling –Harbour Master Chris Gill -Assistant HM, Logistics and MaintenanceVanessa Tabb -Assistant HH, AdminCameron Sims-Sterling -Assistant HM , Moorings

ACTIVITIES: Salcombe is an eco-port situated within an AONB, SSSI and is also a local nature reserve. Although it hosts a small but active shell fishing fleet it is predominantly a recreational and leisure harbour; there is no commercial traffic, although a number of small passenger ferries operate at high season within the harbour and also to Dartmouth. Most water-borne activities are catered for (yachting, sailing, canoeing and SUP) and the beaches within the estuary are also very popular with bathers.Neither pilotage nor towage services are offered although small marine industry (boatyards, chandlery, fuel, water and electricity) can be obtained here.

LOCAL AUTHORITYSouth Hams District Council


ADDRESS: Laurie Birch,  Snr Maritime Assistant Maritime Service (Environment) Cornwall Council – East Luxstowe House Liskeard, Cornwall.  PL14 3DZ

Tel No: 01579 341343

E-mail. lbirch@cornwall.gov.uk

STRUCTURELocal Authority

CONTACTS: Laurie Birch, Capt. Andy Brigden Cornwall Council Maritime Manager



Sutton Harbour, Plymouth

ADDRESS : Sutton Harbour Holdings Plc, Tin Quay House, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0RA

Tel. No.01752 204186

E-mail. p.bromley@sutton-harbour.co.uk


STRUCTURE : Statutory Harbour Authority under private ownership 

CONTACTS: Executive Chairman: Philip Beinhaker,

Financial Director: Natasha Gadsdon, Harbour Master: Pete Bromley

ACTIVITIES: Marina operators Fishmarket operators Property development and regeneration Service providers to the fishing industry

LOCAL AUTHORITY:Plymouth City Council

Teignmouth Harbour

ADDRESS Teignmouth Harbour Commission 2ndFloor, ABP Port Office ,Old QuayRoad, Teignmouth, Devon.  TQ14 8ES

Tel. No.01626 773165  Mob: 07796 178456

E-mail.harbourmaster@teignmouthharbour.com, info@teignmouthharbour.com


STRUCTURE: Trust Port –Teignmouth Harbour Commission (THC)Private Port –Teignmouth Quay Company Limited (ABP)

CONTACTS: Harbour Master & Chief Executive Officer: Cdr. David Vaughan OBE BA FRIN MNI R.N.- Teignmouth Harbour Commission-Dock Master -ABP Teignmouth & Millbay, Plymouth.-Marine Adviser -Exeter City Council Harbour Authority THC -9 Commissioners Port Operations Officer, Port Security and H&S Officer.

ACTIVITIES: THC -Pilotage, Towage, Dredging, Moorings, Leisure,Services. ABP -Commercial Docks (Dry Cargo), storage, Cranage, Services.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES: Teignbridge District Council Teignmouth Town Council Shaldon Parish CouncilNewton Abbot Town Council

Tor Bay -Brixham

Brixham Harbour Office New Fish Quay Brixham Devon.  TQ5 8AJ

Tel. No.(01803) 853321E-mail.brixham.harbour@torbay.gov.uk

Website: www.tor-bay-harbour.co.uk

STRUCTURE Local Authority

CONTACTS: Tor Bay Harbour Master: Capt. Adam Parnell, Head of Tor Bay Harbour Authority: David Bartlett, Deputy HM, Brixham

ACTIVITIES: Fishing Port. Pleasure -including a marina. Maritime events. Upwards of 500 moorings for fishing boats, leisure craft and visiting vessels. Brixham Harbour is one of the largest fishing ports in England with over 150 local boats. Brixhamhas deep water mooring facilities providing full coverage for fishing and leisure. Boat lifting and slipway launching.

Tor Bay -Paignton

ADDRESS: Paignton Harbour Office South Quay Paignton Harbour Paignton Devon TQ4 6DT

Tel. No.(01803) 208410



STRUCTURE Local Authority

CONTACTS: Capt. Adam Parnell, Head of Tor Bay Harbour Authority Mr. Simon PinderPaignton Harbour Master 

ACTIVITIES: Drying harbour with leisure moorings. Maritime Events -i.e. Dinghy Championships.  Local passenger boats. Some under 10 metre fishing vessels. Boat park, dinghy storage and slipway.



ADDRESS  River Yealm Harbour Office Yealm Steps Yealm Road Newton Ferrers PL8 1BN

Tel. No.01752 872533 E-mail. office@yealmharbourauthority.co.uk



CONTACTS:  Harbour Master – Mark Beighton


AUTHORITY South Hams District Coun