How to apply for shore storage and other facilities available in Bristol Harbour.
Shore storage in Bristol Harbour is suitable for canoes on racks, rowing boats and dinghies of up to five metres in length with launching trolley.
Two areas of storage are available: hard standing and racks.
You cant store road trailers and outboard motors.
To join the waiting list for shore storage you should fill in and return the pdf storage application form (19 KB) .
Toilets and showers
Toilet and shower facilities are not available to those on visiting vessels.
The situation is under consideration as we assess cleansing requirements to make sure the facilities are safe to make available to visitors.
Visitors can use the temporary public toilet facilities on Hannover Quay (near the Pavilion building), open from 9.30am to 9.30pm daily.
The boaters toilet pump outs and Elsan disposal facilities are available.
There are toilet and shower blocks in Bristol Harbour at:
- Baltic Wharf Water Leisure Centre: free shower facilities for licence holders
- Wapping Wharf: shower (code access) and disabled toilets
- Mud Dock: Unisex toilet and shower (code access)
- Bathurst Basin: toilets and showers (code access) with disabled
- Bristol Marina: toilets
- Elson facilities are also available
- Pavilion Shower block
The toilets are locked and you can get a key from the Harbour Office.
Baltic Wharf, Underfall Yard, Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6XG
Slip way information
- maximum vessel length: 6 metres
- water depth at the outer end: 1.2 metres
Centre and slipway opening hours
April to September, Monday to Sunday: 7.30am to 10pm
October to March, Monday to Sunday: 8am to 7.30pm
There's no charge for annual licensed vessels using the slipway.
You cant use the slipway during some special events so check with us to see if the slipway is open.
In case of emergency the slipway may be locked without warning. If this happens call us on 117 903 1484.
Bristol Marina slipway
For the opening times go to Bristol Marina slipway.
There are repair facilities at:
- Bristol Marina facilities
- Albion Dockyard Go to https://bristolshipyard.co.uk/ (opens new window)
- Underfall Boat Yard
- Bristol Classic Boat Company
A number of metered electricity points are available pdf around the docks (454 KB) .
You can buy £1, £5 and £10 electricity cards at the Harbour Office, The Boathouse at the new inlet, The Coffee and Crepe Cabin on Prince Street Bridge and the Nova Scotia pub.
All connecting leads must comply with the conditions and instructions for connection to pdf shore supply (106 KB) .
You can buy the cable from the Harbour Office up to a maximum length of 25m.
If youre a long-term berth holder you can get a dedicated outlet by paying an additional annual charge.
See the pdf Annual Navigation and Berthing Charges (168 KB) for costs or visit the Harbour Office.
Water for small vessels
Free fresh water taps are on the face of the quay wall in several places.
Youll need a hose with a 5/8-inch union.
Report any leaks to the Harbour Office.
- hold the end of the hose while the tank is being filled
- dont connect to a plumbing installation on board
- unattended hoses will be removed by the Harbour Master
- dont put hoses in harbour water as this can lead to contamination of the water supply
- dont use hoses for cleaning chemical toilets or other sanitary fittings
- we may turn off the water supplies during periods of extreme cold weather to avoid damage to the water pipes
Water for vessels over 30 tonnes gross register
Contact the Harbour Office during normal office hours, giving 48 hours notice, to arrange for a waterman to supply water from a hydrant.
The fee depends on the size of your vessel so check with us.