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Royal Quays Marina North Shields, UK East Coast

54˚ 59.8' N 1˚ 27.1' W

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Royal Quays Marina North Shields


Albert Edward Dock, Coble Dene Rd.
North Shields
NE29 6DU
United Kingdom


Matt Simms
0191 272 8282

Berths : 350
BoatYard : Yes
Drinking Water : On all pontoons
Electricity : On all pontoons
Fuel : Fuel berth
Showers/Laundrette : Yes/Yes
Travel lift : 30 Tonne
TV Internet : Wi-Fi (subscription)

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Royal Quays Marina North Shields, UK East Coast

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Royal Quays Marina North Shields, UK East Coast

Royal Quays Marina is newly built around the historic Albert Edward Dock and is situated close to the entrance of the River Tyne, the marina is ideally placed for access to the open sea and for cruising in the sheltered waters of the River Tyne. It is quick and easy to reach from all parts of the region and from further afield.

North Shields town centre and the Fish Quay is only a fifteen minute walk or an inexpensive taxi ride away with good shopping, bars and restaurants.

The Approach

The entrance to the River Tyne is straightforward. The harbour entrance, which is 360m wide, lies between the North Pierhead lighthouse (F1 (3) 10s 26m 26M horn 10s) and the South Pierhead lighthouse a grey round stone tower (0c WRG 10s 15m 13-8M Bell (1) 10s).

From the entrance, the dredged channel which is clearly marked by light-buoys runs WSW to the narrows which lie by the Fish Quay. From here, the channel is easy to follow. Progress upstream keeping to the starboard hand side of the channel. A watch should be kept for the Shields ferry, which runs between North and South Shields.

All vessels under 20m LOA, which are carrying a VHF radio are requested to report in to Tyne VTS on VHF channel 12 when:
1. Approaching the pier-heads
2. On leaving the marina lock to sea


The Entrance

Access to the marina basin is via double sector lock gates. The lock operates at all states of the tide and is available 24 hours a day.
Lock Programme
Locking-Out On the hour and half hour.
Locking-In On the quarter past & quarter to the hour.
During quiet periods the lock may be available on demand at the discretion of the Duty Berthing Master.
Lock Procedure
All boat movements are controlled by traffic lights as follows:
Red - Lock closed or in use - keep clear of the gates.
Green - Proceed into the lock

Lock Information  Marina Plan