By sea or by land, come and visit
Located not far from Newcastle, Royal Quays Marina is easily accessible by road, rail and best of all, boat.
Arriving by boat?
Royal Quays Marina lies 2 NM upstream from the Tyne entrance, and is accessible at all states of the tide. The approach is straightforward.
From the Tyne entrance piers just follow the marked channel (keeping to the right-hand side) through the outer harbour and on past North Shields Fish Quay. Continue upstream, keeping a watch out for the Shields Ferry which runs between North and South Shields until you are abeam of the Mill Dam Buoy (red port hand buoy Fl.R.5s).
The marina entrance is to starboard. Entry to the marina (situated in the former Albert Edward Dock) is via lock gates which operate 24 hours a day. To arrange access call ‘Royal Quays Marina’ on VHF CH 80. Click here for how to lock in and out at Royal Quays.
Vessels entering the Tyne / departing the marina are requested to report to Tyne VTS on VHF CH 12 (compulsory for vessels over 20 metres). Vessels should be aware that the river is a busy commercial port and should observe the International Rules for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea. Keeping clear of large commercial vessels that are in the channel and are limited in their ability to manoeuvre.
Albert Edward Dock, Coble Dene Road, North Shields, NE29 6DU
Latitude: 054° 29’.56 N
Longitude: 02° 45’.41 W
Travelling by car?
Royal Quays Marina is 5 minutes drive from the north side of the A19(T) Tyne Tunnel. Follow signs for the ‘International Ferry Terminal’, ‘Royal Quays’ and ‘Marina’.
Choosing public tranport?
East Coast mainline trains to Newcastle upon Tyne (‘Newcastle Central Station’). From the Central Station take the Metro light rail system either ‘Percy Main’ or ‘Meadow Well’ stations (change at ‘Monument’). The marina is a 15-minute walk or a short taxi ride.