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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

  • Local Notice To Mariners No 6/16 - Sunk Vessel

    Date: 12 July 2016

    All vessels are advised to keep clear of the sunk vessel “Silver Leaf” which is located approximately 1 cable east of Number 13 navigation mark and is marked with Wreck marker buoys.

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  • Brightlingsea Harbour Commissioners Board Member Required

    Date: 12 July 2016

    Board Member Required

    Do you possess the qualities needed to help lead this vibrant harbour?

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  • Blessings Of The Waters

    Date: 08 May 2016

    The “Blessings Of The Waters” went well the other weekend and we were lucky enough to have one of our Harbour Boats Blessed too.

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