Ports and harbours
Welcome to Bristol Harbour – one of Britain’s most beautiful and historic ports
Bristol Harbour has great facilities for visiting mariners and boat owners as well as a host of watersport and recreation activities.
These pages contain comprehensive information on:
- navigation into and around Bristol Harbour from the sea via Cumberland Basin, or from as far upstream as Netham Locks and the Kennet and Avon Canal.
- long and short-term moorings in the centre of Bristol close to all city centre facilities.
- offers full technical, environmental and waste services to visiting mariners and boat owners.
- offers a host of watersport and recreation activities.
- is home to dozens of clubs, societies, attractions, hotels, bars, restaurants and places of interest.
- is the focus for the city’s outdoor event programme each summer culminating in the Bristol Harbour Festival.
Please check our local notices to mariners for details of works being undertaken and activities which may affect your visit to Bristol Harbour.
We hope you enjoy your visit and will make the most of the first class facilities available for water-based craft.
- Map of Bristol Harbour (pdf, 454 KB) (pdf, 454k) View file Map of Bristol Harbour (pdf, 454 KB) (opens new window)
- Bristol City Dock Bye-laws (2009) (pdf, 100 KB) (pdf, 101k) View file Bristol City Dock Bye-laws (2009) (pdf, 100 KB) (opens new window)
- Harbour Events Notice (pdf, 141 KB) (pdf, 141k) View file Harbour Events Notice (pdf, 141 KB) (opens new window)
- Fees for navigation and berthing (pdf, 30k) View file Fees for navigation and berthing (opens new window)