Bideford Harbour manages moorings alongside our 300m of quay frontage between the two Bideford bridges. If you are considering mooring your vessel in Bideford then please get in touch so that we can discuss your needs. Our mooring policy can be found here- Mooring Policy 2023 (PDF) [353KB]
We offer visitor moorings up to one month if you are planning a short visit. Visits must be arranged and agreed with the Harbour Master in advance. If your vessel is over 50m then you must embark a pilot. Please see our Pilotage page if you require assistance with this.
The quay can be accessed twice a day on the tide for vessels of around 2 metres draught, and on spring tides twice a day to vessels of up to 5 metres draught.
Our NAABSA berth is flat level and regularly maintained as such with our Fuchs crane.
Bideford regularly handles ships of 90+ metres with draughts of 4.5 metres or more that export clay from local quarries to Europe and especially southern Spain.