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Harbour Safety

Our busy harbour is a haven for all kinds of watercraft, with the Wightlink terminal being used for regular mainland ferry crossings.


All children MUST be accompanied by a competent and responsible adult whilst on harbour property, both on and off the water.

Children at Yarmouth Harbour
Fishing on Yarmouth Pier

Yarmouth Pier

When arriving or departing Yarmouth from/to the east please pass 100m clear of the north side of the Pier head to avoid fishing lines. Please be aware that other commercial vessels operate from the Pier head at certain times of the year.


In daytime, the slipway at Yarmouth Sailing Club is accessible for crabbing, but you should exercise caution when using it as the ground may be slippery. Crabbing must NOT take place on any other walk ashore pontoons or bridges leading from the pontoons.

YSC slipway for crabbing

Wear A Kill Cord

Always use a kill cord and make sure it’s attached to the driver of the boat.

Small open RIBs and other powerboats are usually fitted with a kill cord and, if used correctly, this will stop the engine if the driver becomes dislodged from the helm position.

Fire on a vessel

Fire Risk

Fire afloat can become serious very quickly. Ensure you equip yourself with the knowledge and kit to prevent, or tackle a blaze.

Marine Security

Having spent a lot of money buying and maintaining a boat or other form of marine craft, the last thing you want is to be a victim of crime. It is so important to make sure that your craft is secured along with the equipment onboard.

Yachts in Yarmouth Harbour