Situated on the waterside close to the Town Hard, Brightlingsea Harbour Office is open weekdays (and Saturday mornings during the summer season) from 0900 to 1700 hrs. At other times it is advisable to make an appointment as attendance outside these hours is dependent on the level of activity in the Harbour.
Harbour staff can be contacted on V.H.F Channel 68 from 0800 – 2000 hrs (or dusk if earlier) during peak season and 0800 – 1600 hrs out of season. When the office is unmanned a message can be left on the answer phone on 01206 302200 (+44 1206 302200) and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
The Harbour Team is headed up by the Harbour Master, who is assisted by a team including a Deputy Harbour Master, two duty Harbour Masters a Finance Manager, maintenance and administrative staff, along with seasonal staff.
The octagonal hut at the entrance to the Town Hard is manned by a Hard Master at weekends throughout the year and on weekdays during high season. He is responsible for the Hard and collecting fees related to its use and can assist with other harbour related enquiries.