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For all small boat users, the slipway has now been opened for the summer season.
Beccles Quay offers more than an opportunity to moor your boat, as it also offers a great venue for large and small events, having hosted Fun Fairs and Music Festivals in previous years. So if you are looking for a great outdoor venue for an event, then your search may now be over. Easy access to the river and nearby marsh trails makes this the ideal place for a cross country running or an organised wild swimming event. Parking is available in the large car park off Fen Lane with the first two hours free followed by a 70p per hour charge (between 8am and 6pm) or only £3.50 per day if parking all day.
Located on the quiet reaches of the River Waveney, Beccles Yacht Station offers not only a tranquil setting to enjoy your boating holiday, but is only a short step away from the shops, cafes and pubs of Beccles. If you wish to explore the wider area, then a regular bus service into Norwich is only a minute’s walk away, or head into town for train and bus links to local towns such as Southwold, Lowestoft or Ipswich.
Within the old market town of Beccles, with its regular Friday Market, can be found a wonderful selection of cafes and restaurants to suit all palettes. For those seeking more, then Beccles Public Hall offers a wide range of events, or you could head to our very own outdoor heated swimming pool, Beccles Lido. The Lido is also the base for the Big Dog Ferry who run trips between Beccles and the secluded Locks Inn at Geldeston.
The Yacht Station has plenty of space for visiting craft and provides toilets, showers and clothes washing facilities. Electric charging points are also available, with cards needing to be purchased from the harbour masters office at Beccles Quay – only use cards purchased from the harbour masters.
We already welcome several boating clubs to the yacht station, but always welcome more, so if you feel Beccles sounds like a place you need to visit, then please get in touch.
The moorings fees for 2020-21 for visiting craft are:
Overnight Mooring Fees (per 24 hours)
Stern On: £11-00
Side On – up to 45 feet: £16-50
Side On – over 45 feet: £20-00
Daytime Mooring Fees
Free for the first 4 hours, then £5-50 thereafter.
If you decide to stay overnight, you will need to pay the balance for an overnight fee.
For those seeking a more permanent home, there are permanent moorings available, with Beccles Fenland Charity Trust currently looking to expand the number available, so please contact either the Harbour Master or Beccles Fenland Charity Trust to find out more. The annual mooring fee, from 1st April to 31st March, for permanent moorings are:
|Main Basin||£41-00 per foot|
|River Wall||£40-00 per foot|
|Gas Dyke||£275-00 Set Rate|
All craft at Beccles Yacht Station are expected to have insurance cover and fully comply with the national Boat Safety Scheme. The Boat Safety Scheme for craft navigating in the Broads National Park ‘applies to all boats with engines and/or cooking, heating, lighting, refrigeration and other domestic appliances, including open boats propelled by outboard motors with fixed electrical systems such as electric starts. It does not apply to open boats propelled solely by outboard motors and not fitted with any of the above appliances/systems’ To find out more, go the Boat Safety Scheme website where you will also find useful advice on keeping you and your crew safe.
Beccles Quay Events
To find out more about hiring this unique space and ongoing events, please follow the links below:
|Hire Fees for 2020/21|
|Beccles not for profit Community Events||Free|
|Community Events not originating in Beccles||£200|
|Community Events not originating in Beccles – Set up and take down days||£50|
|Businesses – per day||£400|
|Businesses – Set up and take down days||£100|
|For smaller events such as running weekly keep fit group sessions, please contact Beccles Fenland Charity Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibility.|
Beccles Yacht Station
Tel: 01502 712225 or 07938 845744