Find below the Regulations to allow the safe enjoyment of all water users.


As detailed in the Dockyard Port Order 2011 and QHM’s General Direction 13/18, swimming is regulated as follows in the Dockyard Port:

Otherwise than in accordance with a written permission granted by the Queen's Harbour Master, no person shall swim either on the surface or underwater:

  • within 200 metres of the walls, slipways or boundaries of a Crown Establishment;
  • within 250 metres of any of Her Majesty’s vessels; or
  • where anchorage is prohibited.