Tor Bay Harbour

Harbour Masters Notice 10/18

Vessel Interaction in Tor Bay Harbour

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Launch and recovery

The outer harbour slipway at Beacon Quay offers a friendly gradient and extends all the way to the sea bed for launch and recovery at all states of the tide, with added trailer storage nearby on Haldon Pier. Vehicles must exit Beacon Quay after launch.


Anchoring is prohibited within Torquay’s enclosed harbour. However, vessels may choose to anchor outside the harbour, usually to the south east of Haldon Pier or to the south west of Princess Pier.


For the launching/recovery of vessels unable to make use of the slipway, there is a mobile crane and storage compound situated on South Pier. For more information contact Torbay Seaways and Stevedores on 01803 296570.


There is currently no fuel available at Torquay Harbour. The nearest fuel vessel accessible fuel stations are:

Diesel - MDL Marina Brixham

Petrol - Dartmouth

Waste disposal

There are plenty of waste disposal points around the harbour, however, for bulkier loads, the Harbour Authority can supply large capacity wheelie bins on request. For the disposal of waste oils or contaminated fuel, a special waste tank is situated in the shelter on Haldon Pier. If in any doubt about the use of this facility, please ask the harbour staff for assistance.