Harbour Moorings

Harbour Moorings

Harbour Moorings at Minehead are allocated by West Somerset Council. 

Waiting List for Moorings at Minehead

if you wish to place your name on the waiting list for a mooring at Minehead, download the application form from the related documents section on this page. Alternatively you can contact the Environmental Health & Licensing Team.

A copy of the harbour rules can be found under related documents on this page.


If you wish to apply for an annual slipway permit, please complete the slipway form under related documents on this page.


All mooring holders must be insured to cover third party claims when in the harbour or parked on any property owned or managed by West Somerset Council.

Oil Spill

Under the current legislation the individual boat owners are required to have adequate means of controlling any oil spills that may occur when bunkering.  Special attention must be taken when discharging bilges that may contain oil substances.

Change of Vessel/Mooring

Any change of vessel on a Harbour Mooring must be notified to the Council.  Moorings are not transferable.  

If you wish to move your vessel, consent must first be obtained from the Harbour Master.  If s/he agrees to the move, an application must be made to the Council.

The relevant form is available under related documents.

Renew your mooring place

If you already have a mooring and wish to renew your place, please download the form under related documents and return it to the Council offices with the relevant fee.

Moorings are for the exclusive use of the applicants to whom they are granted

In the event that a mooring has not been used by the authorised person for a period of twelve months the mooring will be deemed as vacant and the Harbour Master shall relocate the mooring to the next suitable applicant (by length or width of boat) on the waiting list.

Other Contact Details

On occasion, Minehead Sailing Club have vacant moorings. If you are interested in applying for one of their moorings, please contact the Club Secretary on 01643 702074.

For moorings at Watchet Marina you need to contact the manager at Watchet Marina on 01984 631264.

For moorings at Porlock Harbour, which are administered by the Porlock Manor Estate, contact the Porlock Harbour Master on 01643 863187.

WSC Contact details:

Customer Services  Tel. 01643 703704

Email:  customerservices@westsomerset.gov.uk or via the online General Enquiry form.