Milford Marina is well positioned to offer varied and extensive cruising with options to suit all ranges of experience from the novice to the blue water sailor.
Support facilities are excellent with good road and rail links making crew changes easy. To aid navigation, a number of pilot books cover the immediate and extended areas, enabling skippers to exercise their responsibilities in selecting passages and destinations appropriate to their boat and background. (The tidal flows in the area deserve particular respect and weather conditions should always be considered prior to departure.)
Some options for locations to visit nearby (and slightly further afield) are given here with their approximate distance from Milford Marina.
Along the Milford Haven Waterway
Rudders Boat Yard
Accessible at all states of tide - 5.2nm, deep water swinging
Lawrenny Yacht Station
Accessible at all states of tide - 6.2nm, deep water swinging
Public jetty drying berth - 4.4nm, pontoon
West and East Cleddau Rivers
Accessible in small boats and dinghies at high tides
Accessible at high water - 5nm, deep water swinging
Accessible at high tide - 2nm, drying anchorage
Accessible at all states of tide - 3.6nm, deep water anchorage or drying anchorage further in to bay
Accessible at all states of tide - 4.5nm, deep water anchorage or drying anchorage further in to bay
Around the Pembrokeshire coast
Accessible at high tide (deep water pool accessible at all states of tide) - ˜22nm, drying anchorage or pick up buoy, limited space in deep water pool anchorage
Accessible at all states of tide - ˜45nm, deep water swinging
Accessible at high water - ˜30nm, drying swinging marina berths
Accessible at high water - ˜26nm, drying swinging marina berths
Accessible at most states of tide - ˜68nm, deep water marina berths
Accessible at high tide - ˜55nm, drying swinging mooring or drying anchorage
Accessible at most states of tide - ˜80nm, deep water marina berths
Accessible at high water - ˜65nm, drying harbour swinging mooring
Accessible at high tide - ˜41nm, deep water marina berths
Accessible at all states of tide - ˜35nm, deep water anchorage
Accessible at all states of tide - ˜55nm, deep water marina berths
Accessible at all states of tide - ˜85nm, deep water marina berths
Accessible at high tide - ˜52nm, drying marina berths
Accessible at high water - ˜80nm, deep water marina berths
Going south, the Isles of Scilly (120nm) are a beautiful stepping stone to the English Channel or across to France with Ushant 105nm further on. Looking west, Ireland is in easy reach with Cork (123nm) and Kilmore Quay (72nm). Going north beyond Anglesey opens up the spectacular Scottish coastline and islands.
Finally, going blue water, Milford Marina continues to provide a favoured arrival or departure point for trans-atlantic sailors who appreciate the comprehensive support services and good travel links available in Milford Haven.
Parking at Milford Waterfront
* The areas marked in blue are owned and managed by Milford Waterfront. These areas can accommodate in excess of 300 cars between them. Some may be closed off from time to time for events, but other than that they are free for anyone to use.
** The areas in red are owned and managed by the management companies of the seven residential blocks around Milford Waterfront. The spaces behind and between these blocks are reserved for residents only. A private parking enforcement company will be issuing fines to vehicles not showing residents’ parking permits in the spaces marked in red, so please don’t risk a fine – park in the blue areas on your visit.
I believe that the river from Milford Haven to Haverfordwest is more beautiful than any place I’ve been to in the UK... and there are more facilities based around the marina than in any other marina I’ve been in, and I’ve been in quite a few!