There are approximately 2,000 swinging moorings in the Harbour, being either privately licensed or hired from a mooring contractor. Privately licensed moorings are authorised by annual license issued by us to a named person for a nominated craft. They are not transferable, nor can any other craft occupy the mooring without the Harbour Master’s permission. Applications for a mooring license must be made to the Harbour Office where a waiting list is maintained.

Hired moorings are available from us within the harbour. Details of the facilities provided are available from the Harbour Office.

For Temporary Moorings, out of office hours, please contact
Poole Quay Boat Haven on 01202 649488

There are 3 types of mooring available:

Hired Swing

The PHC Hired Swing Moorings are located in Holes Bay, On the Wych Channel, Brownsea Roads and in Hamworthy East and West.

Hired Pontoon

PHC Hired Pontoon Moorings are in Holes Bay, opposite the RNLI College

Lay and maintain a Private Swinging Mooring

Privately Licensed Moorings can only be obtained through PHC.

  • They are charged for and reissued annually, conditional of an Annual Service Inspection being completed.
  • Private Mooring Licences are issued by It is the responsibility of the New Licence Holder to have the mooring Laid.
  • PHC to a named person for a nominated Vessel. They are not transferable, nor can any other Vessel occupy the mooring without the Harbour Master’s permission.
photo of parked yachts in Poole

All vessels still on their moorings after the 31st October will require adequate insurance and proof of the Insurance agreement will need to be supplied to PHC.

Applications for all Moorings will be processed, on receipt of a completed Application form, and it will be placed on the waiting list. Please note that Deep Water Private Moorings are no longer available.

Moorings Application Form

Please note moorings are available from 1st April – 31st March.

Contact information:

Poole Harbour Commissioners,

Moorings Department,

20 New Quay Road,

Poole BH15 4AF

Telephone: 01202 440200 Ext: 106



Opening times 9am-2pm.

Recreational Harbour Dues (per metre length)
Per Day £0.61
Per Week £2.60
Per Month £10.06
Per Annum £15.41
All plus VAT
Crown Estate Levy
Mooring Licence Fees
Registration Fee: £25.00
Private Boat Length
Band A: up to 4m £20.15
Band B: 4.1 to 8m £40.33
Band C: 8.1 to 12m £60.48
Band D: 12.1 to 16m £80.60
All plus VAT

Contact Us

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