Uphill Wharf Campsite & Marine Centre
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Marine Centre

We have trot moorings with pontoon access for dinghies. Craft will float for approx 5 hours on most 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. Can be used for week ending or longer periods of stay, all facilities available, toilets, showers, washrooms and cafe on site. Suitable craft are occasionally available for sale that can be adapted for the above purpose.

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.

Boatyard Price List

Storage, pontoon, mooring, slipping, accommodation and ancillary charges:

  • All charges based on payment strictly in advance.
  • No craft permitted to stay on pontoons or in outer yard more than 3 days without payment.
  • Craft in other yards, or on blocks, overdue accounts will be subject to a 5% monthly surcharge.
  • If overdue accounts exceed 3 months, daily rates will apply and will be subject to Notice of Foreclosure.
  • 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 £12, plus hourly charge of £24 per hour, min 1 hour.
  • All dogs must be kept on a lead.


Red Diesel coming soon.

Pontoon mooring charges

*Access maximum 3 hours on most tides.






Up to 30ft

£1045 (£1,100)

£294 (£325)

£147 (£157)

£53 (£63)

£13 (£14)


£1,203 (£1,275)

£342 (£394)

£157 (£168)

£63 (£68)

£16 (£19)







*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.
  • 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 pontoon showing the height of water in metres on our slip pontoon mooring.
  • Additional navigation buoys also mark the river banks.
  • No craft is to be left alongside the pontoons without notifying the office.
  • Craft left longer than 24 hours without prior arrangement will be relocated at our discretion and our standard charges will be applied.

Boatyard storage charges

*min 12 weeks, 6 week blocks thereafter

Outer yard, access at all times.

£1.10 per ft per week or part week.

Enclosed yard, access by pedestrian gate only.

£1.35 per ft per week or part week.

*Based on overall length including mast or trailer overhangs.

Short term rates

Car/boat parking (Up to 20 ft).

£10 per 24 hours or £55 per week.

Car/boat parking (Over to 20 ft).

£12 per 24 hours or £60 per week.


£12 per day.


75% of storage rates above, or if already have boat on pontoon, an additional charge of £12 per week.


Max 8ft short term £12 per week.


£10 per week.

Licence holders or owners of craft moored on the River Axe but not contracted to Uphill Wharf CMC who wish to use the yard facilities; walkway, dinghy park (max 7ft and must be clearly marked with ID no from our office), car parking, showers, toilets etc.

Monthly £30
6 Months £95
Annually £160

Moving Craft

*Craft left longer than 24 hours 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 28ft 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

£445 installation charge by professional installer.

Lease charges

£230 per annum VAT zero rated.

Slip charges

*Minimum charge £124

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

5-10 blocks.


Hauling out into yard and unloading onto blocks (max 4)/cradle(fin).

£5.10/£6.30(fin) per ft hull length

Removing blocks.

£2.57 per ft hull length.

Reloading to hoist and launching onto slipway.

£5.10/£6.30(fin) per ft hull length.

If held in slings by arrangement.

Additional £15 per day.

Hoist and 2 men (min 1 hour).

£114 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, charge is less 25% (brackets)

If assistance required, tractor with 1 man.

£44.50 plus slip charge.

Hydraulic hoist and 2 men.

116.50 per hour 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.

£6.30 per ft.

Please note, if loading height is over 2ft, charge increases. This is classed as a double lift.

£9 per ft.

Unloading from transport to cradle inc turnaround also loading to transport.

£10.30 per ft.

Hauling out and relaunching without unloading.

£6.45 per ft
+ £15 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).

£60 per hour.

2 men

£87 per hour.

Pressure washing

Underwater hull when completed on haul out.

£2.35 per ft.

Underwater hull when completed later than haul out.

£2.85 per ft.

Underwater hull and topsides only.

£4.45 per ft.

Min charge.


General pressure washing.

£35.50 per hour.

Securing onto Acrow Props, assisting with craning etc

£34.50 per hour (1 man)

Securing onto Acrow Props, assisting with craning etc

£60 per hour (2 man)

Use of lake and facilities

Wind surfing / Canoeing

Float off and on trailers with owners equipment per 2 hours per craft


*Includes slip entry, car parking, toilets and showers. 1 vehicle only, max 4 persons

Car Parking

Additional cars


Model boats

by arrangement per 4 hour session includes side gate access


Activity groups

Adults: max 10 persons for 4 hours


Juniors: under 16's max 10 persons 2 hours


Juniors: under 16's max 10 persons 6 hours


Combined abseiling

To be arranged and paid for separately and use of lake up to 30 people 6 hours.


Camping weekends

Max 10 juniors under 16.

Friday-Sunday inc lake use (non motorised craft)


Camping juniors overnight 10-20


Professional filming

Please call or email for further details.

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