Brighton Marina is set against a backdrop of white cliffs on the East Sussex coastline, just half a mile east of the historic city of Brighton. Instructions on how to find the marina (by road, rail, air and bus) can be found below.
The Marina Reception at Brighton Marina is open 24 hours a day. Marina administration staff are in attendance between 0900 and 1730 hours. Outside these hours you may contact our Berthing Masters on;
VHF Channel 80 or 37
Telephone: 01273 819 919
The following notes are provided as a guide to approaching Brighton Marina by sea. Visitors to Brighton Marina should however make sure that they are aware of all navigational dangers by consulting up-to-date charts and pilot books. Visitors should also be aware of current Notices to Mariners and weather and tides before planning a visit. Brighton Marina tide tables are available showing tide heights. No adjustment is required for British Summer Time. Click here to see Brighton Marina tide tables.
Approaching Brighton Marina by sea
When approaching Brighton Marina please call the Marina Reception on VHF Channel 80 or 37, alternatively call 01273 819919. Please also check with the marina or Coastguard for current Notices to Mariners
The entrance to Brighton Marina lies between the marina’s east and west breakwater arms and is dredged to – 1.7m C.D. However, storms tend to drive sand in to form a bank to the south and east of the end of the eastern breakwater and shoaling may occur in the entrance channel, particularly on the east side, between annual dredges, vessels with a draft in excess of 1m are advised to wait at least 120 minutes either side of low water. For the latest position contact the Marina Reception VHF Channel 80 or 37.
The entrance channel is buoyed by red and green markers. When approaching from the west, please give the end of the western breakwater a wide berth to avoid exiting traffic.
In heavy weather, many vessels choose to approach from the south which avoids much of the back wash from the breakwaters. The entrance channel is buoyed to the inner entrance, which is marked by fixed red and green vertical lights. Speed limit 5 knots.
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A 24-hour radio watch (call sign ‘Brighton Marina’) is maintained on VHF Channel 80 or 37.
Arriving by Night
At night, the breakwater lights are visible to 6 miles.
Vessels visiting Brighton Marina should call on Channel 80 or 37 for a berth allocation. Alternatively, visitors can go to pontoons 10 and 11 and make contact with the Marina Reception which is located on the first floor of the West Jetty. Marina staff will then allocate a berth.
On passing the inner entrance, the visitor pontoons are located both directly in front of you and to the port side. Copies of Admiralty Notices to Mariners are posted in the Marina Reception and on marina notice boards.
Navigation data harbour lights
QR 1 sec 9.6m 7M.
QG 1 sec 8.3m 7M.
West Quay: 2 F Vert Red.
South Quay: 2 F Vert Green.
Brighton Marina by road
Premier Marinas, postal address is: West Jetty, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5UP
. Approaching the marina from the A27 take the B2123. Turn right at first set of traffic lights, signposted Brighton Town Centre, Racecourse and Marina Village. Turn left at second set of traffic lights, pass the Racecourse and follow the signs for the Marina Village where there is free parking for 1500 cars in the multi-storey car park. Contact the marina here.
Brighton and Hove bus service operates a number 7 bus approximately every 15 minutes 24 hours a day, from Brighton Town Centre (North Street or Queens Road), to the Marina Village.
Brighton Marina by rail
The nearest main line station is Brighton with regular connections to Chichester, Portsmouth and London is under an hour away. nationalrail.co.uk
Brighton Marina by Air
Brighton is within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick international airports. Follow the A23 from Gatwick to Brighton. Shoreham airport is also available for private light aircraft.