Visiting Cley Harbour
Cley Harbour provides access and mooring for motor boats and sail boats, canoes and paddle boards, and organises a number of events at the quayside throughout the year to support the maintenance of this ancient safe haven.
By Motor Boat or Sail Boat
Cley quayside has mooring posts for village boats and for visitors too. It is accessible to boats when the tide is 8m or above, and tide details can be found at https://blakeneyharbourassociation.co.uk/tide-times.
Within walking distance of the quayside are village pubs and cafes, a bistro, deli, smokehouse, gallery, pottery and bookshop.
There is ample parking when arriving by car at the Village Hall car park.
By Canoe or Paddleboard
Cley Harbour offers a canoe and paddle board rack with steps to allow direct access into the river Glaven at all states of tide. Access to the rack is from a small area in front of the quayside. Please park at the Village Hall when unloading is complete.
Navigation from the Blakeney Estuary
The Cley channel is marked with red and green buoys, and withy’s some with flags. The start is near the Watch House (shown in the picture) and yellow racing buoy 6. A detailed guide to navigating the Cley channel and its approach can be found on the Blakeney Harbour Website:
- Please moor using fenders with fore and aft mooring lines, and if possible spring lines.
- Cover outboard propellers to prevent damage to other boats, and only moor two boats abreast with the larger boat quayside.
- Cley has a free quay so no mooring can be reserved. The slipway has a cill in line with the quay heading so please ensure your trailer wheels do not go beyond this.
- All boats are moored at the owners risk.
- Ideally let someone ashore know your intentions and estimated return time, and check the local weather forecast and tide times.
- Keep to the right on the water and be considerate to others. Give way to sailing or larger craft with limited manoeuvrability.
- Familiarise yourself with the safety guidelines and rules and buoyage at www.blakeneyharbourassociation.co.uk