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New Marina Guide out now

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

We are pleased to tell you that our new Marina Guide is ready for collection!

With updated information and images – come and pick up a new guide including tide tables, events listings and marina club card offers!

2014 Marina Guide Cover

2014 Whitehaven Marina Guide


Lock Closure 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014


It’s been a relentlessly wet and windy end to 2013 and with winter now upon us, the team at Whitehaven Marina is busy planning the winter maintenance programme, which includes a long list of important tasks that need to be carried out on the sea lock.

This years annual sea lock closure will be between 0600 hours on Monday 17th February 2014 and 2300 hours on Monday 3rd March 2014.

The 13 metre X 30 metre lock barrel will be pumped dry to allow maintenance to be carried out

During this time there be NO access whatsoever through the lock in either direction and the area will be fenced off, preventing access across the pedestrian bridge. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are sure you will understand the need to carry out this annual maintenance to ensure that the gates work safely and reliably over the next twelve months.

Stop logs being removed from the outer gates in 2012

The main focus for the 2014 closure will be the huge, 56 tonne outer gates which have served their purpose lately in preventing the town from flooding during gale force winds, storm surges and record high “King” tides of up to 10.5 metres. After installing a 12 metre high dam and pumping the lock barrel dry we will set to work on a long list of essential maintenance including:


- Installation of a freeflow notification board.

- Upgrading and servicing hinge bearings.

- Replacing centre, side and bottom seals.

- Anode renewal.

- Preparation and painting of gate skins.

- Maintenance of out new gauge board system.

- Cleaning, scrubbing and scraping.

- Servicing backup systems.

- Upgrading control systems.

- Electrical inspection and maintenance.- Pontoon removal and refurbishment.

- Overall structural inspection.


Outer Gates during the lock closure

If you have any queries about the lock closure or the lock operation in general please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01946 692435 or email

All at Sea Ask The Expert – Tony Taylor

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Our very own Marina Supervisor Tony Taylor, alongside Endeavour Quay‘s Boatyard Manager Tim Newell answered a few questions for All at Sea on how to prepare for your winter lift out and make sure you get the best from your boatyard…

All at Sea Ask The Expert

Plain Sailing Offer

Friday, January 31st, 2014


South Harbour 2014 Berthing Offer

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Free berthing in South Harbour

Berth from £1000

Whitehaven beats storm

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Last week saw much of the UK coast battered by the worst storm surge for more than 60 years.  Thursday 5th December 2013 also saw Whitehaven battle with the elements but thanks to our professional and dedicated marina team our customers and vessels remained unscathed.

Here are a few of the images we captured and some of the kind words from our berth holders…

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Dec 13 Storm WHM

“Well done Tony and all the lads & lasses. We really appreciate your efforts in situations like this.”

Dec Storm 13 view

“Many thanks for your re-assuring email and for all your hard work in ensuring everything was secure.”

Dec 13 Storm Alan

Alan safely in the Lock Building

Dec 13 Storm Lighthouse

The lighthouse stands proud

“Thanks for the update – appreciated. It looked wild!”

Dec 13 Storm Fort

The waves give Whitehaven a battering

The Whitehaven Marina team do regular pontoon checks but during times like these we carry out these checks more often, double checking fenders and lines and ensuring everything is safe and secure – without endangering the safety of our team.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Win a berth competition

Whitehaven Marina is the ideal location for wind farm service vessels

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Whitehaven ideal for wind farm vesselsContact Whitehaven Marina on 01946 692435 or email for further details.

Facility Block Improvements To Commence

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The Whitehaven Marina team are pleased to confirm that work on the new facilities block have now commenced.

The new facility block from the end

The intention was always for the building to be extended to include a first floor office, which is what will happen, and in turn the Portacabin which has served as an office in recent years will be removed.  This will not only provide a more comfortable environment for our team and berth holders but also create more car parking spaces once the work has been completed.

The new office will include:

  • a dedicated customer reception area, providing a much needed space for the team to welcome and manage our growing number of visitors and berth holders
  • new staircase and lift housed in a glass atrium; improving disabled access
  • substantial windows and balcony at raised height so staff have a view over Lowther Marina which will aid day to day management and security

The works are planned to open in April 2014 with a temporary roof spanning the building during the construction period.  While construction takes place, the facilities will remain open with minor disruption, and a small area of the car park will be required for storage.

We look forward to sharing our new office with you and believe the improvements will further establish Whitehaven as one of the best marinas in the region.

An aerial view of the facility block top floor

Winter VHF Course at Whitehaven Marina

Friday, October 18th, 2013

VHF Course run by Bay Sea School in December