Tor Bay Harbour

Harbour Masters Notice 10/18

Vessel Interaction in Tor Bay Harbour

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Launch and recovery

The two main locations for launch and recovery and trailer storage are at Breakwater slip and Oxen Cove slip. When using these slipways, please take time to read the safety advice notice. Check the suitability and roadworthiness of your trailer, check that your boat is sufficiently secured to the trailer and double check that the tow hitch is safely attached with a safety chain applied. Ensure that you have sufficient helpers and each person is competent in what they are doing. 


The Harbour Authority operates a static crane with a lifting capacity of four tonnes. Please contact the Harbour Office for further information, as there are restrictions on the crane berth, depending on draft and tide. Advance notice of any lifting operations is recommended. 


Brixham Marina supplies diesel fuel only from its fuel pontoon. Alternative fuel supplies are available from Torquay Harbour.

Waste disposal 

There are several waste disposal bins located around the harbour. For the disposal of waste oils or contaminated fuel, a special waste tank is situated on New Quay. Please ask for assistance from harbour staff before using this facility.

Personal safety 

A number of lifebuoys are strategically located around the harbour perimeter to assist in the rescue of a person in the water. When walking around the harbour areas, please keep any dogs on a lead and keep a close eye on children. There are many harbour attractions to look at, but kindly respect the commercial operations on the quay and abide by any safety instructions.