Details for Holyhead Marina

Holyhead Marina

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Average rating 3.5 stars from 4 reviews

Address Newry Beach
Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey LL65 1YA

Phone+44 (0) 1407 764242

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

M1 (Ch37)


Email contact

Owner, manager

Jeff Garrod



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Keep close to the western breakwater, leaving the Split starboard hand buoy to starboard, and maintain this distance of the breakwater.

Watch for ferry movements. Check with Holyhead port control on Ch 14.





Tide & current additional info

Negligable current once inside the breakwater. About 1.5 knots max on springs.


Approach: 3.5
Transient dockage: 4.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 350
Transient price: $2.73/ft (2017-05-05)

Other price info: Short stay (4 hours) cost GBP 7.00 for any sized boat.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: 240V

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Diesel and gas available.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

No - Not required.

Pump out



Yes - Skips available for rubbish, recycling for oil and batteries.


Yes - Marina has communal (Ladies and Gents) and private showers. The private showers are accessable with a key available from reception.

Showers are also available in Holyhead Sailing club which is adjacent to the marina office.


Yes - In the marina office/shower block, open by card or code 24hrs.


Yes - In shower/marina admin building, 24hr access by card or key code.


Yes - Shop on site but seasonal. Best off getting a taxi into Holyhead and going to the supermarket (approx 5-10 minutes away by taxi). Choice of Tesco, Morrissons, and Asda.


Yes - Chandlery on site, tries hard but cannot stock everyhting.


Yes - Plenty in and around, don't expect 'gourmet' eating / 'fine dining' though. There's Indian, Chinese (both do take away), and decent pub food in Boathouse Hotel (behind Marina Yard).


Yes - Bar in Holyhead Sailing Club (need to sign in, for free, as a guest to comply with licensing laws). Nearest Pub is BoatHouse Hotel to rear of marina yard

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearest is Boathouse Hotel behind Marina yard, also Premier Inn about a mile away. Plenty of B&B's in Holyhead.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - 15 tonnes.

Storage facilities

Yes - Some space in the yard, may need to pre book as don't know how busy they are over the winter.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Some charter / sailing schools operate out of Holyhead, but nearly all are one man bands. Limited choice of boats.

Internet access

Yes - Free Internet access is available in reception, this does not reach to the marina berths. Patchy mobile reception in the marina, some 3G in places but mostly 2G or non-existent on pontoons.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Holyhead Maritime Museum is a short walk along the waterfront.

Reviews for Holyhead Marina
Holyhead Marina, 2017-08-21
Captain: , Kemah, TX, USA (50)

We found the facilities at Holyhead Marina to be quite adequate. They have en suite facilites in addition to public restrooms with showers, and there are laundry machines on site. Wifi doesn't really work in the marina, but works well in the lounge space in the office. There is a chandlery on site and repair sevices available. We found the marina staff to be pleasant and helpfull, and enjoyed visiting with the boat owners around us.

In additional to the sailing club next door, we found the Victoria Inn bar just up the road to be enjoyable.

Holyhead Marina, 2016-02-23
Captain: , Conwy, N. Wales (14508)

The marina is located in a pleasant corner of the Holyhead commercial port. Access is easy at all states of tide and wind directions, though care must be taken to avoid shipping in and around the entrance.

Jane at the marina was lovely and very helpful, though it seemed that she runs the whole place on her own on a Sunday! Everyone we met in the marina were also very friendly and sociable, and were ready to help with lines as we came alongside. The facilities are excellent, with 'en suite' private lockable shower rooms / toilets available, which are very clean and well maintained.

One thing to bear in mind is that the normal visitor's berths are on the outside of the outer marina pontoon, so when there is wind from the North East, a significant slop can cause the boat to bounce against the pontoon. This could potentially cause damage over an extended stay, but there are usually plenty of spaces in the main marina and the staff will ensure you are berthed there if there is any chance of wind from the wrong direction.

Holyhead Marina, 2011-01-16
Captain: , Liverpool, UK (928)

Really nice marina, staff are very friendly, and the facilities are very good, cheaper than Pwhelli Marina, and no tidal restrictions.

Large marina with stores, 2010-05-31
Captain: , United Kingdom (227)

If you cant find this marina you need glasses.
It can be an eventfull trip on the Irish sea.
Keep a look out for ferries and the Sea Cat

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