Visitors Area

Swansea Marina offers visitor berths for a little as a day to as long as a month.  Seasonal berths are also available, with 3, 4, 5 and 6 month contract terms.  A price list detailing all of our berthing options and services can be found here.

Swansea Marina is situated in the award winning Maritime Quarter area of Swansea City.  We are bordered on one side by the sandy beach of Swansea Bay.  The vibrant city centre, with all of the amenities you could ever need, is only a short walk away.

Visiting Swansea Marina means that you will be within easy reach of the Gower Peninsula.  The Gower Peninsula was designated the first area of outstanding natural beauty in the UK, and has many picturesque bays to anchor up in and relax.

Transport links are excellent, we are situated about 10 minutes drive from J42 of the M4.  The bus and train stations are both within easy walking distance.

If you need any further information, please give our knowledgeable and helpful staff a call.  Our contact details can be found here.  No matter how long you wish to stay, we look forward to welcoming you to Swansea soon!



If you are interested in the cost of an annual or visitors berth at Swansea Marina simply enter the length overall (LOA) into the box.  A full cost breakdown of all costs for both annual and seasonal berths will then be displayed.

Marina Layout

Swansea Marina is split into three phases.  You can view and download plans of each of these phases to help with your visit.

Swansea Maritime Quarter from the seaGuidance For Visitors Arrival

When you arrive inside the pierheads at the river entrance (51,36’.43N  003,55.67W) call “Tawe lock” on VHF 18 and tell the lockmaster that you are a visitor looking for a lock in and a berth.

Marina OfficeTerms and Conditions of Marina Use

All use of the Marina is subject to the following rules.  Please make sure you read and understand them all before you berth your boat at the Marina.

Marina LockLock Operation

Swansea Marina is accessed through the Marina Lock with access from the sea also through the Tawe Lock. Information on lock operating hours, access and procedures are available below.

Tawe LockTawe Lock Closures

Tawe Lock is will be closed at certain times during the year.

Marian LightsMarina and Tawe Barrage Lights

Traffic lights are located at the Marina and Tawe Barrage.

Tawe lock and river approach at low water

Tawe lock and river approach at low water

Tawe River 30/04/2018 at 14:18, 0.8m over Tawe lock sill (spring tide)

Swansea from the seaPilotage Information for Swansea Marina

In Swansea Bay tidal streams flow anti-clockwise for 9.5 hours (Swansea HW -3.5 to +6), with at times a race off Mumbles Hd. From HW -6 to -3 the stream reverses, setting North past Mumbles Hd towards Swansea.

Water ripples on sandTidal Information for Swansea Bay

Information on tides including data charts.

Flowers in the MarinaFacilities

Details on facilities provided in the Marina.

BoatsSafety and Security

Please follow our advice below to help ensure the safety and security of all the Marina users.

Sunset on the GowerWeather

A daily forecast is published and displayed at each lock at 0800 Hrs. A weather fax is also available at the office.