Hartlepool Cruising Guide

Hartlepool Marina is a modern facility on the North East coast of England offering 500 fully serviced pontoon berths as well as fuel, a boatyard with 40 ton travel hoist and slipways all surrounded by bars, bistros and restaurants.

The marina is accessed via a lock and can accommodate vessels up to 50m LOA and 5m draught.  The 16 Amp electricity supply is available to most berths.  Maximum speed in the marina is 4 knots.

Hartlepool Marina provides a focal point for a variety of events both on and off the water and provides a good base for both visiting yachts and permanent berth holders. Contact them on VHF Ch 80 or 37(M).



Navigation & Pilotage Notes

Please Note: Navigation and pilotage notes are provided for general information only and it is essential to use an up to date chart and pilot book for navigation purposes

Be aware of Longscar Rocks when approaching from the south.  The entrance channel is hazardous but passable in strong east to south east winds which can cause breaking swell in the bay and visitors should contact the marina for advice before making a final approach.

From Longscar east cardinal buoy steer 294°T to the West Harbour entrance.  Contact the marina on VHF Channel 80 or 37(M) for locking in instructions. The speed limit is 4 knots inside West Harbour including the marina.

Admiralty Leisure Folio SC5615 East Coast – Whitby to Edinburgh covers Hartlepool. See also Admiralty Chart 2566 Tees & Hartlepool Bay and Imray Chart C24 Flamborough Head to Fife Ness.

A comprehensive weather forecast for Hartlepool is available from Windfinder. The Met Office Inshore Waters Forecast for Berwick upon Tweed to Whitby

Admiralty Easytide provides tidal predictions for Hartlepool for the next 7 days.