Wind Speed: 16.600kn
Wind Direction: 228.600°
Tide Height C.D.: 7.439m

Welcome to Brightlingsea Harbour

After a period of closure due to Covid, we are now, as of Saturday 4th July, able to once again welcome overnight visitors and run a near normal service.

There are a few changes and we recommend you read our latest news update

Brightlingsea Harbour is a small mixed leisure and commercial port with a rich heritage, situated in Brightlingsea Creek close to the mouth of the Colne Estuary where it meets the Blackwater and Thames Estuaries. The Harbour is within a nature conservation area of international importance. The River Colne is navigable on the tide for 7 miles to Colchester in Essex and the River Blackwater is navigable for 11 miles to Maldon. Brightlingsea is a day sail from most ports on the Thames Estuary.

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.

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