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COVID UPDATE 12/01/2021

Government guidance on boat maintenance during lockdown:

Maintaining second homes, caravans, boats and other assets is not generally a reasonable excuse for leaving home. However, people may leave home to secure their second home, caravan or boat in order to avoid it posing a risk of harm/injury to themselves or others.

This guidance is taken directly from the gov.uk site found here

Latest Government advice for recreational boating:

British Marine have had it confirmed by the UK Government that boating is a form of exercise and therefore is an accepted excuse to leave home in England. There are several important caveats to this, primarily that members of the public cannot travel out of their local area to reach their vessel and that all exercise must be done in line with government guidance i.e. can only be done with members of 1 household/bubble or one other and social distancing is maintained. Members of the public are urged to check with the local navigation authority, harbour authorities and the Marinas for local rules before travelling to their vessels.

DfT released the following statement:

"We have received clarification on guidance relating to boating and leisure activities from CO/DCMS.

Therefore, we can confirm that boating is allowed as exercise (in England). This covers all sailing boats/yachts as long as they abide by the gathering limits, social distance rules and stay local rules.”

We would like to remind all boaters of their responsibility to stay safe, abide by the guidance and laws (including local restrictions) and keep others around them safe when participating on any on water exercise.

Many thanks for your continued understanding.

COVID UPDATE 05/01/2021

Obviously the country will go back into a full lockdown from midnight tonight as announced by the PM yesterday.

It is unclear at the moment with regards those in our local area being able to access the site for checking on craft and we are awaiting clarity of this, however the main March 2020 lockdown saw us having close the site completely and no-one was permitted to access the site as per Government instructions. 

Marinas were classed the same as Campsites etc with no-one being allowed access the site at all.

Due to the instructions of staying at home unless for essential travel i.e shopping, work etc, we can only assume that we are to fully close the site as to not encourage people to travel to us. If we are allowed to let people gain access to the site, this will be for owners of craft in the immediate local area of Uphill Village only, this does not include Weston-super-Mare.

The Government will also be implementing fines for those that travel out of their immediate local area (i.e. town or village) for non-essential travel.

Those that are not in our immediate area are to stay local to home, and not travel to us regardless as per Government guidelines that can be viewed here: National lockdown: Stay at Home

We will still be fully contactable by email and telephone, please do leave a message and we will get back to you.

All invoices can be paid via bank transfer, or telephone by card.

We will be checking all craft daily as we usually do, but if there is anything essential that you need us to help with, please do let us know. 

We will have contractors available for any urgent works that you may need to complete.
We will keep you informed in due course of any updates.

Please stay at home, stay local, stay safe, follow the rules and let’s get this gone so we can reopen once and for all.

We have trot moorings with pontoon access for dinghies. Craft will float for approx 3 hours on most tides, longer on higher tides. We now have mooring sites available from £230 per annum. Dinghies can also be based at a pontoon by our yard in an extended access area for use to attend craft on our moorings or the River Axe.

Pontoon moorings also available on Tidal river and our Marine Lake for long or short term use.

All facilities available, toilets, showers, washrooms and cafe just outside of our main gate.

Craft are occasionally offered for sale.

Tidal access to the Bristol Channel by the River Axe and the Brean Down peninsula to  all local ports, Cardiff, Barry, Swansea, Porlock Weir, Watermouth and Ifracombe.

Low tide walks start here to Weston beach, 5 minutes walk, or Brean Down with Fort, the local hill with historic Church or the Mendip Hills through the adjacent Nature Reserve.

2021 tide times

Boatyard Price List

Storage, pontoon, mooring, slipping and ancillary charges:


  • All charges based on payment strictly in advance.
  • No craft permitted to stay on pontoons or in outer yard without payment.
  • All craft requiring major repair/refits must be located in our enclosed yard and all surplus materials removed from our site by the owner of the craft.
  • All major repair materials disposed of by Uphill Wharf CMC at £8 per bag, min charge £16, plus hourly charge of £24 per hour, min 1 hour.
  • All dogs must be kept on a lead.

We do not offer Yacht Club discounts.


CCTV now on site, constantly recording. We have had 8 cameras installed around the Marina to make sure your craft is as safe as it could possibly be.

Red Diesel

21/03/2020 we have been approved as a Registered Dealer in Controlled Oil under sections 100G(2) and 100(1)(a) of the Customer and Excise Management Act 1979 and The Hydrocarbon Oil (registered Dealers in Controlled Oil) Regulations 2002.

Pontoon mooring charges

*Access maximum 3 hours on most tides.






Up to 30ft

£1045 (£1,100)

£294 (£325)

£147 (£160)

£53 (£60)

£13 (£15)


£1,203 (£1,299)

£342 (£392)

£157 (£175)

£63 (£75)

£16 (£18)


Please call for availability

*Catamaran rate of above plus 50%

  • Please note that the visitors mooring, next to the slipway, are at the bracketed daily and weekly rates.
  • The price in brackets is for pontoons with power and water available (water included, electric at metered charge.)
  • The above charges now include use of our emergency mooring against our pontoon at the mouth of Uphill Pill for short periods not exceeding 3 days.
  • A tidal pole is now placed by the slip showing the height of the water in metres.
  • Additional navigation buoys also mark the river banks.
  • No craft is to be left alongside the pontoons without notifying the office.
  • Craft left without prior arrangement will be relocated at our discretion and our standard charges will be applied.

Boatyard storage charges

*All storage is charged in 12 week blocks. We can offer 6 week blocks thereafter if required and prearranged.

Outer yard, access at all times

£1.15 per ft per week or part week

Enclosed yard, access by pedestrian gate only

£1.40 per ft per week or part week

*Based on overall length including mast or trailer overhang, max 10' beam
Over 10' beam please add additional £0.115p per foot wide - outer yard
eg: 11' beam = £1.265 per foot per week (£1.15 + additional £0.115)
£0.14p additional enclosed yard

Short term rates

Car/boat parking (Up to 20 ft)

£13 per 24 hours or £60 per week

Car/boat parking (Over to 20 ft)

£15 per 24 hours or £65 per week


£15 per day

Cradle hire
(Please note, craft owners can use their own cradle but must have a certificate of conformity or be plate marked to show weight limits etc that are suitable for your craft)

Prop stands (fishing boats etc)

£15 per week

£1.75 each per week


Max 8ft short term £20 per week


£10 per week

Moving Craft

*Craft left without prior arrangement will be relocated at our discretion and our standard charges will be applied.

Moving small craft yard to yard with tractor on owners trailer

£27 per hour

Moving craft if 2 men are required

£43.50 per hour

Uphill Pill site mooring charges

*Mooring sites for craft up to 30ft available with use of adjacent floating access walkway and dinghy park, car parking, toilet, showers etc, and/or access from special first of flood yard pontoons if required.

New mooring

£545 installation charge by professional installer

Lease charges

£230 per annum VAT zero rated

Slip charges

*Minimum charge £132.50, up to 1 hour manpower/tractor-trailer usage

Slip haul out and relaunch prices are for craft stored in any yard for a minimum of 12 weeks, all other craft please add 10%

Craft up to 30ft, 5 tons blocking up - Bilge/Fin

Hauling out into yard and unloading onto sleeper blocks (bilge only) / cradle(fin)

£5.30/£6.50(fin) per ft hull length

Blocking up from customer trailer / removing blocks

£2.95 per ft hull length

Reloading to hoist and launching onto slipway

£5.30/£6.50(fin) per ft hull length

If held in slings by arrangement

Additional £40 per day if available

Hoist and 2 men (min 1 hour)

£115 per hour

Hoist and 3 men (min 1 hour)

£138 per hour

Out of normal business hours surcharge (minimum)

Additional £60

Slipway no assistance, craft owners use

Up to 15ft



Up to 20ft



Up to 25ft



If boat stored in yard min 12 weeks, charge is less 25% (brackets)

If assistance required, tractor with 1 man

£46.50 plus slip charge

Hauling out, or loading from yard to road transport, trailers and cradles
Maximum 30ft

Unloading from transport or trailer and launching or unloading into yard

£6.50 per ft

Unloading from transport to cradle inc turnaround also loading to transport

£10.50 per ft

Hauling out and relaunching without unloading

£7.95 per ft x 2
+ £40 per day whilst held in slings

Hoist and 2 men

£115 per hour

Lowering and raising masts

2 men if mast prepared (min 1 hour)

£92 per hour

All masts will be raised and secured, owners to adjust rigging and lock up

3 men as required for reefing forestay


Engine lift

1 man (min charge 1 hour)

£70 per hour

2 men

£105 per hour

Pressure washing

Underwater hull when completed on haul out

£2.55 per ft

Underwater hull when completed later than haul out

£2.95 per ft

Underwater hull and topsides only

£4.65 per ft

Min charge


General pressure washing

£38.50 per hour

Securing onto Props, assisting with craning etc

£38.50 per hour (1 man)

Securing onto Props, assisting with craning etc

£65 per hour (2 man)

Use of lake and facilities

Wind surfing / Canoes / Kayaks / Paddleboards

Owners equipment per 2 hours per craft *


* Includes slip entry, car parking, and toilets.
1 vehicle only, max 2 persons


Additional cars


Model boats

by arrangement per 3 hour session includes side gate access



Adults: max 10 persons for 3 hours


Juniors: under 16's max 10 persons 2 hours


Juniors: under 16's max 10 persons 6 hours


Camping weekends - July and August only

Max 10 juniors under 16 (with at least 2 additional adult guardians) - sole use of overflow field

Friday/Saturday night inc lake use (non motorised craft)


Camping juniors overnight


Professional filming

Please call or email for further details

Boating Lake

Our lake provides a safe and sheltered body of water that is extensively used by sail training groups for small craft instruction and corporation activity use.

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Uphill Weather


We're Dog Friendly

No holiday is complete without our furry friends. You'll be glad to know the Uphill Wharf Campsite is dog friendly.

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Things To Do

There is so much to see and do in the Uphill area. Take a look at some of the forthcoming highlights.

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Uphill Wharf Café Bar

Although not part of our business, Delyth and Philip's licensed cafe and restaurant is a perfect place to stop for a refreshment whilst visiting Uphill Wharf.