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Visitor moorings

We welcome visitors to our historic harbour in Minehead. There are plenty of local attractions to explore:

  • Dunster village is a short bus ride away
  • Porlock town, with its own harbour
  • Butlins in walking distance of Minehead harbour
  • West Somerset Railway, a heritage line, is also in walking distance of Minehead harbour
  • farmers’ market in Minehead town centre on Fridays

  • public toilets are available in the car park next to the harbour
  • rubbish bins are provided on the quayside and in the car park
  • don’t throw your rubbish into the harbour
  • you must not discharge sewage into the harbour as it’s close to a swimming area
  • the nearest bus stop is at the end of Quay Street
  • Minehead Railway Station is at the end of Quay Street, opposite the Beach Hotel

  • visitors moorings - limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Call at the fishing tackle kiosk on the quayside or call our assistant harbour master 07528 208758 when you arrive
  • slipways - there is a concrete slipway with a nearby public car park
  • how to pay fees – you can pay slipway fees at the fishing tackle kiosk, on the quayside. You will get a receipt
  • annual slipway consent - complete the form and send it to us, with the relevant fee. Annual slipway consents expire on 30 April each year and can’t be transferred

There are some basic health and safety measures so visitors must:

  • register the name of the vessel at the harbour master office/fishing tackle kiosk
  • keep to the three knots speed limit
  • ensure free passage to other vessels at all times
  • ensure the vessel does not block stairs/landings
  • ensure sails are not loose after sunset or during squally weather
  • ensure rubbish/litter is not discharged into the harbour
  • ensure adequate means of controlling any oil spillage that may occur
  • have proper insurance to cover third party claims when in the harbour or parked on any property we own or manage
  • pay attention the health and safety of other users, including walkers on the harbourside, at all times
  • obey the harbour bylaws