Local Notice to Mariners, General Directions and Harbour Masters Directions

Harbour Masters Directions

General Directions

Local Notices to Mariners 


We are happy to announce that we have received notification from Defra, to say that all forms of water sports undertaken in Portland Harbour, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, kitesurfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft are now permitted.

For further information, please see link below:


Some FAQ's fom Defra can be viewed by clicking HERE 

We also fully endorse the below statement from the RYA:-

“As we start to get back on the water, we advise boaters to take a considerate and conservative approach when planning to go afloat; be mindful of the potential impact that you could have on other water users and do not place unnecessary extra strain on the RNLI and emergency services. Finally, proper preparation will prevent accidents and is a vital step to getting back on the water safely.”

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Marine Office
+44(0)1305 824044

Ranging Dates:

Noise Ranging
(Grove Point)

21-05-2020 NIGHT
02-07-2020 NIGHT
03-07-2020 NIGHT
23-07-2020 NIGHT
24-07-2020 NIGHT
14-08-2020 NIGHT

Degaussing / Magnetic Range
(Newtons Cove)

14-08-2020 - DAY

LAST UPDATED 24.05.2020

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