The Blakeney Quay Codes of Conduct

You may or may not know, but Blakeney Harbour is not regulated by a Harbour Master or any other authority and the Association helps to maintain this unique resource with the support of its members, volunteers and trustees.

To keep things this way, we rely on those who enjoy the water to consider others; take a few moments to read the Codes of Conduct for Blakeney Quay and do please feel free to pass them on to others.


All boats must have suitable 3rd party Insurance.

All boats must be regularly checked and maintained so not to cause environmental harm.

All boats must be in good serviceable condition and be safe for other boats to moor alongside.

Suitable fenders and lines should be used to prevent damage to the quay and other boats.

Mind your wash when passing moored boats to prevent damage or harm to occupants.

Respect other Harbour users and local businesses.

Enjoy Blakeney and Blakeney Harbour.


Do not pump Black water waste anywhere within Blakeney harbour.

Rubber tyres are not allowed anywhere along the quay.

Boats must not be wintered in the quay unless they are checked daily.


Large vessels should moor against the wall and not abreast of a smaller boat.

No more than 3 boats should be moored abreast.

Moor as close as possible in front or behind other moored boats, so space is available for others.

Lines to be used: Bow and Stern lines 1 1/2 x - 2 x Boat length with fore and aft springs 1 3/4 x boat length.

The boat and mooring lines must not obstruct the landing steps.

All lines should be made off on bollards (not over topping posts) with a bowline loop, with the excess line kept onboard.

All lines should be in good condition and of suitable specification.

If strong northerly winds are forecast and coincide with spring tides, boats should be moved away from the quay or securely anchored to the North with breast lines to prevent damage to the quay wall and over topping posts.


Shore lines must be used when mooring alongside another boat.

Bow and Stern Brest lines with fore and aft springs should be made off on the inside boat, with excess line kept on board your boat.

Consider the draft and freeboard of the boat you are mooring alongside, its best if they are similar to yours. If not, allow enough line so not to put unnecessary strain on either boat.

Clean the deck of the inside boat if you get it dirty.

The Free Water Code of Conduct

Free Water Area

The approximate areas marked in red are protected for the free movement of boats and recreational activities

Please respect the need to keep some areas clear of more moorings.

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