Public launching ramps

There are a number of public launching sites in Tendring and the arrangements for accessing each of them is different.

Control of access to the Council's public launch facilities is delegated to the three local Powered Watercraft Clubs; Clacton, Frinton and Gunfleet.  Membership is a prerequisite for use of the facility and will entitle the PWC owner to either keys or the coded padlock combination at the individual club site.  Application is by means of a proforma available on the PWC club web sites or direct contact.  Tendring District Council will not issue either the codes or keys to gain access to the launch ramps to any PWC owner.

Dovercourt Bay Ramp

(Club membership required)

The ramp is managed by Clacton Watercraft Club (CWC) under arrangement with Tendring District Council, all craft owners must be members e.g. PWC, Sailing and Fishing. Membership fee includes:

  • Access keys
  • Parking permit
  • Trailer park
  • Use of the clubs launching vehicle when available
  • Various events throughout the year

For full details please contact: Gary Slater
Telephone 07989384080
Email: gary@clactonwatercraftclub.org.uk

Keys not available from Tendring District Council

Holland Haven Ramp 

(Club Membership required)

The Ramp is managed by Gunfleet Boating Club. Membership fee includes:

• Access Keys
• Parking
• Use of the Clubs Launching vehicle
• Use of the club house and changing facilities.
• Various functions/ events through out the year

For full details please telephone: 01255 814318 (weekends only).  Keys not available from Tendring District Council.

Frinton on Sea

(Club Membership required for powered watercraft)

This ramp is managed by Frinton Watercraft for all powered watercraft (PWC) under arrangement with Tendring District Council. Membership fees include:

• Access keys
• Trailer park only (launching vehicle must be parked on the road side)
 
For full details visit their website in our useful links area.  Keys not available from Tendring District Council

The Martello Bay Ramp Clacton on Sea

(Club membership required)

The ramp is managed by Clacton Watercraft Club (CWC) under arrangement with Tendring District Council all craft owners must be member's e.g. PWC, Sailing and Fishing. Membership fee includes:

  • Access keys
  • Parking permit
  • Trailer park
  • Use of the clubs launching vehicle when available
  • Various events through out the year

For full details please contact: Matt Heffer
http://clactonjetskiclub.org.uk/

Keys not available from Tendring District Council

St Osyth

Powered watercraft are welcome, please contact:

Hutleys Beach
Seawick
St Osyth
Telephone: 01255 820712
Email:enquiries@hutleyscaravans.co.uk

Brightlingsea Harbour

For full details on launching, please contact:

The Harbour Office
Situated on the waterside close to the Town Hard, is open weekdays between 0900 hrs and 1300 hrs. It is advisable to make an appointment outside these hours as attendance is dependent on the level of activity in the Harbour.   Staff can usually be contacted on V.H.F Channel 68 or any message can be left on the answer phone on 01206 302200.

For further information contact the Seafront Office on 01255 686638

 

Last updated on: 16/06/2016 - 11:35