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Welcome to Brightlingsea Harbour

Brightlingsea Harbour is a small mixed leisure and commercial port with a rich heritage, situated in Brightlingsea Creek close to the mouth of the Colne Estuary where it meets the Blackwater and Thames Estuaries. The Harbour is within a nature conservation area of international importance. The River Colne is navigable on the tide for 7 miles to Colchester in Essex and the River Blackwater is navigable for 11 miles to Maldon. Brightlingsea is a day sail from most ports on the Thames Estuary.

Brightlingsea Harbour is a Trust Port managed by Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners. The Harbour Master leads a dedicated team of permanent and seasonal staff who oversee the day to day activities within the Harbour.

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Latest News

  • The Colne Connection

    Date: 16 April 2018

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  • Water Taxi 2018

    Date: 30 March 2018

    Water Taxi 2018 timetable now available.

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  • Brightlingsea Harbour Ferry 2018

    Date: 30 March 2018

    Foot Ferry to East Mersea & Point Clear starts 30th March

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