|Coronavirus and social distancing restrictions at Southwold Harbour|
At the Simultaneous Cabinet meeting on 2 March 2021, East Suffolk Council and Southwold Town Council resolved that the establishment of an Harbour Management Committee (HMC) for the Southwold Harbour Lands, based on the revised Terms of Reference and the revised Memorandum of Understanding agreed at the meeting of the Southwold Harbour Lands Joint Committee held on 3 February 2020, be confirmed. It also agreed that on the establishment and first meeting of the Harbour Management Committee for the Southwold Harbour Lands, the dissolution of the Southwold Harbour Lands Joint Committee be confirmed.
Details of the report from 2 March 2021 include the background to this matter and sets out a chronology of what happened, when and why, relating to the proposed changes to the governance of the Southwold Harbour Lands (SHL). The SHL is an area including Southwold harbour and neighbouring lands, including the relevant stretch of the River Blyth, Buss Creek, Salt Creek, the caravan and camping site and commercial properties leased to independent operators to generate rental income for the harbour.
The newly formed HMC will comprise of nine members. Five members will be appointed by the Cabinet of East Suffolk Council and four non-elected members will be co-opted onto the HMC, following an appointment process to assess the skills and expertise that they can bring to the committee. The chair and vice chair of the committee will be elected members of the Cabinet.
Please contact the Harbour Master before entry. All visitors should make contact with the harbour master 24 hours before their planned visit.
The approaches to Southwold are dogged by a series of sand and shingle banks which are constantly on the move especially in the winter months. Contact the harbour office for updated information.
Providing permanent and short stay moorings for the local community and visitors to the district, Southwold Harbour is situated in an area that is designated as an area of outstanding beauty and adjacent to the Southwold Denes Beach. Southwold has a historic town centre, which is within easy walking distance and is the home of the famous Adnams brewery.
Situated in North Suffolk Southwold is ideally located to explore nearby towns such as Lowestoft, Kessingland, Walberswick, Aldeburgh, Snape and Beccles. If you're looking for a quiet relaxing holiday, Southwold is the place to be. Southwold boasts two award winning beaches, skirted with the famous Southwold Beach Huts.
|Southwold Harbour byelaws and notices|
Moorings are available all year round for visiting vessels. Southwold Harbour is very busy during the summer months and therefore advanced booking is strongly recommended during this period.
Whilst there is no charge for using the slip here there are other charges applicable when a vessel is launched; the daily rate is £10.00. Alternatively any vessel using the harbour frequently may prefer to pay an annual clearance (April to March), the cost of which depends on the length of the vessel, e.g. up to 20ft (6.1m) the cost is £74.50.
Storage ashore is £2.85 per foot (305mm). Winter Moorings on visitors stage is £4.10 per foot (305mm) per month.
Summer visitors moorings are: