Brightlingsea Harbour

River Cruise Essex

Welcome To Brightlingsea Harbour

Ferry Trip Essex

Brightlingsea Harbour is a Trust Port managed by Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners. The Harbour Master leads a dedicated team of permanent and seasonal staff who oversee the day to day activities within the Harbour. Our small mixed leisure and commercial port in Tendring has a rich heritage. Every year Brightlingsea Harbour welcomes approximately 2200 visiting yachts, hundreds of power boaters, other watercraft users, dinghy sailors, racers, and now paddle board and Kayaks. Catch a ferry trip to some of the nearby areas too. During the summer months the Harbour can be very busy, so requires some careful management.

Head over to our website if you are looking for a mooring or sailing round  as a visitor and require further advice.

Whether you come by sea or land Brightlingsea itself is a lovely town to explore. If you haven’t spent much time here in the past then it’s worth taking a walk into the town which is a stones throw from the harbour. Check out the shops, gardens, promenade, boating lake, pubs, eateries, and Lido.

Tours And Ferry Trip Essex

From April to September Brightlingsea Harbour runs its popular foot ferry connecting the communities of Mersea Island and Point Clear near St Osyth.

If you are jumping on our foot ferry trip, then you can book your tickets online now here – book tickets. To keep up to date with the timetables etc then you can follow the Foot Ferry Facebook page. Our custom-built ferry boat has a ramp which can be lowered to allow access for wheelchair users and cycles, as well as foot passengers using the service.

Get from Brightlingsea to Point Clear in 3 minutes by ferry and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of a coastal walk. Be in East Mersea in 9 minutes, zig zagging along the country paths at Cudmore Grove Country Park.

Harbour tours and a pub lunch river cruise to Wivenhoe are run throughout the season as well.

River Cruise And Harbour Tours

Please head over to our website if you would like to see more information about our River Cruise, Harbour Tours, Foot Ferry and us. Alternatively, you can always speak to one of our friendly team by getting in touch. All of our contact details can be found on this page along with a map which shows our location. We will be happy to assist or answer any questions you may have.

Keep in touch and up to date with all of our latest news and information by following our Brightlingsea Harbour and Brightlingsea Foot Ferry social media pages. Be the first to know about any promotions we might be running and our upcoming harbour tours and lunch cruises. There is lots of imagery & reviews to browse of past trips too.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


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Brightlingsea Harbour, 4 Coppers Road



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