Beach mooring

Shallow, lighter-duty moorings within a few metres of MHWS for small tenders only, south of brook.


Typically in April and October (tide dependent) the Harbour Board hires a mobile crane to lift large summer-moored vessels between the water and the hardstanding.

Craning in or craning afloat

Refers to the transfer of vessel into the water (April) as opposed to craning out or craning ashore that refers to the transfer from water to land (October).

Hardstanding / Hard / Dry harbour / Dry Berth

Graveled area overlooked by LSC balcony, just above MHWS on which dinghies & tenders are berthed in summer, cruisers stored in winter. Canoe racks are also situated on the hardstanding.

HPC - Homebased Personal Craft

A category of licenses for owners with multiple small craft stored at home and transported to the harbour by hand. One license can be applied to any one such craft when it is used.


Mean high water springs – the average HEIGHT of the HIGH WATERS of SPRING TIDES above Chart Datum.

Summer / Winter

LFHA operates a two season year. During the summer suitable vessels are moored in the estuary. Their tenders and sailing dinghies and canoes occupy the hardstanding. During the winter months, most of these vessels are removed from Association property, replaced by the summer-moored vessels.

Storage vs Berthing

Whilst most summer-moored vessels are stored over winter on the hardstanding, the storage of sailing dinghies over winter is not permitted.


Racks are for the exclusive use during summer of canoes, kayaks & paddleboards up to ~3m in length.

Ted’s Folly

Hardstanding to north of wet-harbour for tenders only.


A vessel less than 3.5m length overall (loa) licensed in association with a summer moored vessel, used for ferrying to & from the mooring. Such tenders are confined to the south & west periphery of the hardstanding & Ted’s Folly. Other similar small vessels are deemed to be dinghies & are subject to space availability on the hardstanding.

Wet harbour / Wet Berth

Tidal area bounded by the harbour walls also including the brook.