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Plymouth Waterways Guide for Small Crafts

The Waterways Guide for Small Craft is designed to enable small craft users to enjoy these fabulous waters safely by providing information the rules and regulations that govern part of Plymouth.

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Public access points

The following locations indicate where it is believed that public access exits to the waters of the estuary. In some cases the access is in private ownership but has traditionally been used. KHM makes no guarantee of right of access and recommends that individuals check first and obtain approval if necessary before committing themselves. An * indicates those slips believed to be in private ownership.

  • Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash Passage
  • Ferry Inn Slip, Saltash Passage
  • Pottery Quay and Tamar Wharf Canals
  • North Corner Quay and Landing stage
  • Mutton Cove, Harbour and Jetty
  • Richmond Walk
  • Stonehouse Steps
  • Firestone Bay
  • West Hoe harbour and pier
  • Pebbleside Pier
  • West Pier
  • Commercial Wharf
  • Pheonix Wharf
  • Baltic Wharf (Elphinstone)
  • Turnchapel
  • Oreston Slipway
  • Teats Hill
  • Mayflower Steps
  • Hooe Lake*
  • Arnolds Point*
  • Admirals Hard*

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