Tucked into the south west corner of the Wash lies the River Welland outfall. And 6 nautical miles up the Welland Cut from Tabs Head tide gauge is Fosdyke Yacht Haven. Yet another Wash destination offering modern marina facilities. Here too is Fosdyke Bridge, the end of navigation from seaward despite there being a further 60 miles of river to its source.
For many years Fosdyke was home to a small commercial quay. But following its closure, the privately funded marina was founded and has thrived. Marine trades are on hand for everything from minor repair to full restoration and craft up to 50 tonnes can be lifted out or launched. A chandlery is also on site.
- Limited local shopping
- Good marine facility and services at marina
- Moorings Café nearby
- Ship Inn – Pub and bistro
- Bus service
Fosdyke Yacht Haven, Main Road, Fosdyke Bridge, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 2DB
Tel: 01205 260 240
|Electricity provided (on pontoons)|
|Water provided (on pontoons)|
|24 hour CCTV coverage (pontoon access by card or code)|
|Sewerage pump out|
|Diesel sales (at fuel birth)|
As with all the Wash rivers, the Welland can have high rates of tide and current, especially over springs. A passage plan which takes account of optimum time of arrival is therefore advisable. You can obtain local knowledge by contacting the marina. For a first visit, arriving when the tide is slack or even at the start of the ebb might be sensible. Beginning the approach from the Wash before half tide rising is not recommended.
While the nearby settlement is tiny, the Fosdyke welcome is huge and friendly. There is no better reason to visit than to enjoy the Ship Inn which sits immediately adjacent to the moorings.
Also privately owned, The Ship is a gem of a pub providing traditional beers and a menu to delight even the most discerning palate.