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Harbour, Moorings and Berths

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The historic town of Conwy is home to one of Wales’ largest recreational boating harbours. Conwy’s Harbour accommodates over 400 leisure craft moorings and pontoons across the estuary, houses a small fishing fleet and a number commercial ventures and provides users with easy access to both the Conwy River and the Irish Sea.

An additional mooring area is nestled off the coast near Rhos-on-Sea next to the coastal breakwaters. Rhos-on-Sea’s Breakwater Moorings provide a sheltered site with straightforward access to open water and an average of six hours of sailing time on one tide. You can take in the views of the both the Little Orme and Great Orme or simply cruise along the beautiful coast of North Wales.

Apply for It

To apply for a mooring at Conwy Harbour or Rhos-on-Sea’s Breakwater Mooring site, please download and complete the relevant application form.

If you would like to apply for a mooring or are a current permit holder, there are general conditions that you must follow in order to maintain your mooring permit. Please see the attached General Conditions documents for more information.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the general conditions for each of these sites, please contact the Conwy Harbour Authority by calling 01492 596253 or by emailing harbour@conwy.gov.uk.

Conwy Harbour’s Facilities, Services and Activities

  • Winter Lift In 20th & 21st  April 2020
  • Spring Lift Out 23rd & 24th April 2020 (Subject to numbers)
  • Spring Lift In 6th & 7th May 2020

Conwy’s Harbour is a convenient and picturesque site to moor your boat or watercraft, but it also benefits from a wide variety of facilities, services and activities that are available to the harbour’s users. These include: - A car park for permit holders - Fuel at competitive price - Berthing sites - Boat storage facilities - Electricity cards - Power washing facilities - Multi-purpose harbour boat - Jac y Do - A harbour office with dedicated staff

For more information about these facilities and services, please see the Conwy Harbour Scale of Charges 2020-21 (PDF) or contact the Conwy Harbour Authority by calling  01492 596253 or by emailing harbour@conwy.gov.uk.

Visiting Vessels Vessels visiting the Harbour are required to contact the Harbour Office on VHF Channel 14 prior to entering. A mooring or pontoon berth will then be allocated and a fee collected by the Harbour Boatman who will act as escort. If arriving overnight, a payment can also be made by cash or cheque at the Harbour Office the following morning. Charges may vary according to size of craft and duration of stay.

Water Taxi

The North Wales Cruising Club operate a water taxi in the Conwy Estuary. The service should be accessed by calling the Launch on VHF Channel 37 using call sign 'Cruising Club Launch'.

A small charge is made for each trip and payment must be made on board. For further information on operating times, winter and summer programme, current charges, please visit the North Wales Cruising Club’s website.

Please note that Conwy Harbour Authority does not operate this service and is unable to use its own workboats for this purpose.

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