Conwy harbour offers good shelter from all directions except in strong winds from North to North West when there can be some swell in the river. Conwy Marina is located near the river entrance to Starboard, and Deganwy Marina is a little further up to Port. There are also numerous swinging moorings, some available for Visitors via the Harbour Office – 01492 596253 or VHF channel 14.
Despite rumours, it is not that difficult to enter – just follow the buoyed channel from the Fairway buoy up to at least 3 hours either side of high water.
Water is available on the town quay and from the floating fuel pontoon on the quay wall (accessible ≈ HW ±2h), and general provisions are available in the town. A large Tesco superstore is located 20 minutes walk away in Llandudno Junction, just across the bridge.
Marine diesel, bottled gas and chandlery are available at both marinas – call on VHF channel 80 before entering. Diesel is also available from the floating fuel pontoon on the quay (accessible ≈ HW ±2h) by prior arrangement with the Harbour Office – 01492 596253 or VHF channel 14.
Visiting Conwy by boat? If you arrange to pick up a mooring in the harbour, the launch will take you ashore and the town is just a 2 minute walk.
All visiting yachtsmen are very welcome.
The town quay has a scrubbing berth which may be used by arrangement with the Harbour Office.
There are good rail and coach links to Liverpool and the Northwest, the Midlands and Holyhead from nearby Llandudno Junction.
Further details about the harbour and current buoy positions can be obtained from the harbour’s own Website which is part of the Conwy Council Website.
Hi there ,im currently at Aberystwyth marina , and im looking to reduce my overheads but I enjoy the comfort of a marina , roughly how much would a swinging mooring cost and are they easy to get on with ,I have a liesure 29 bilge keel maybe I should come on over and take a look ? Any advice I’d be very grateful cheers Andy Roddis
Hi Andy, many thanks for getting in touch. The Club doesn’t own any moorings itself – the Conwy Harbourmaster deals with river moorings, including drying, swinging and pontoon. Get in touch with the Harbour Office here via their website: https://www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Leisure-sport-and-health/Coast-and-Countryside/Seaside/Harbour-Moorings-and-Berths.aspx
Any swinging mooring’s available in Conway
Hi Ron, the Club doesn’t manage or own any moorings, so you will have to get in touch with the Conwy Harbour Office (01492 596253).
I am trying to find more history of my 1933 Silver’s motor yacht that once belonged to a Mr. Ray M. Bradburn whom I believe was Commodore of the North Wales Cruising Club somewhere between 1965 and 1975; his boat was then known as Nivag. Are there any records that would confirm this? If so, is he still in touch with any current Club members? Any extra information from this period would be most welcome.
With thanks and regards,
I remember Nivag well, she was certainly in conwy for several years around 1970. My boat (then my Dads) was moored nearby. Roy Bradburn had two daughters, who I seem to recall married and both emigrated to Canada and New Zealand I think. I was aboard her for a trip out when we saw a boat on fire and rescued the skipper, then used the old Pye radiotelephone got him collected by the Beaumaris Insure Life boat, for a little medical attention..Before the days of mobile phones, even VHF was not common! I remember that I was at the wheel while Roy worked the radio, speed had to be reduces to minimise engine and electrical noise so he could here the radio! I would be interested to hear about Nivag history since then!