Navigation

Scarborough Harbour is located on the North east coast in the shadow of Scarborough Castle and adjacent to the excellent South Bay beach.

VHF operating channel 12.
Listening watch maintained on channels 12 and 16. 

The leisure berths in the outer harbour dry out at low tide.

Vessels are expected to proceed at a slow speed within the harbour.

Weather charts are posted at the lighthouse and port control or available from links on the BBC's 'Coast and Sea' Weather Centre.

Some areas within the harbour have restricted berthing for specific types of vessels.

Other than fishing vessels, pilotage is compulsory for all vessels over 37 metres total length.

The limits of Scarborough Harbour are northwards of a line from the extremity of the East Pier to the outer extremity of the West Pier.

The harbour authority has the power to order the navigation of vessels within 250 metres of the East Pier.

Map

Berth areas

The berth areas available in Scarborough are:

Scarborough Fish Quay

This is situated adjacent to the West Pier on the west side of the inner harbour and is reserved for the use of fishing vessels landing fishery products. Other craft may use the quay by special permission of the Harbour Master.

North Wharf

This is situated on the north side of the inner harbour and is reserved for fishing vessels and commercial/passenger craft only. Privately-owned craft are not allowed to berth in this area except by special arrangement.

Lancaster Flats

This is situated on the east side of the inner harbour and dries out each low water. Berths in this area are reserved for small commercial vessels.

Inner Harbour Pontoons

Newly provided floating pontoon moorings are located in the inner harbour and are fully serviced with electricity and water. Berths are available in 8, 10 and 12 metres.

Vincent Pier – Inner Harbour

This is reserved for large commercial/passenger craft and vessels wishing to access the grid.

Vincent Pier – Outer Harbour

This area dries out each low water. Berths are reserved for private craft and are allocated by the Harbour Office.

Outer Harbour Jetty

This is a wooden jetty leading from and running adjacent to the Vincent Pier in the outer harbour.

Outer Harbour Flats

This area covers the expanse between the Vincent Pier and the East Pier and dries out each low water. Berths are reserved for private craft and are allocated by the Harbour Office. Moorings are provided by vessel owners.

Outer Harbour – Speedboat Moorings

These are located in the outer harbour in the most northern area. These are chain moorings reserved for private speedboats and are allocated by the Harbour Office.

Outer Harbour Pontoon Berths

These are situated in the south west corner of the Harbour below the lighthouse. Berths are reserved for permanent private craft and are allocated by the Harbour Office.

Visitors' berths

Pontoon

A limited number of berths are available for visiting private craft on the Inner Harbour and Outer Harbour pontoon moorings.

Drying alongside

A small number of berths are available for visiting private craft and are situated in the outer harbour just north of the drawbridge.

Pilotage

Pilotage at Scarborough Harbour is compulsory for all vessels of over 37 metres total length.

Pilotage can be arranged through the Harbour Office giving 12 hours notice where practicable.

The pilot will board one mile east of the lighthouse.

Vessel limits

Vessels can normally be handled to the following limits but these may be extended under special circumstances.

Please discuss your requirements with the Borough Harbour Master.

  • L.O.A.: 55m
  • Beam:15 metres
  • Draft: 4.5m, subject to tide

 

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