• Sutton Bridge


A mere two nautical miles from the River Nene outfall lies the small village of Sutton Bridge. Of great historic importance as a river crossing point, Cross Keys Swing Bridge remains one of the few road crossings of the tidal Nene. The current bridge, dating from 1850, is the third such structure here.

Immediately below the bridge is the newly constructed Cross Keys Marina, providing permanent and visitor moorings, all fully serviced. As a safe haven this is an ideal location, and once clear of the buoyed approach channel there is deep water in the river for most small craft at all states of the tide. Even if caught out by bad weather in the Wash, getting into Sutton Bridge can be a viable option on most tides depending on draft.

Useful information

  • 2.5 metres draft minimum and more – depending on berth
  • bottled gas available from nearby suppliers within walking distance
  • Crab Marsh Boatyard
  • 75 tonne boat lift in Wisbech

Harbour contact details

West Bank, Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 9QR

Tel: 01945 588059

Electricity providedBy pre-paid card 16 and 32 amp supplies
Water providedOn pontoons
24 hour CCTV coverage (pontoon access by entry code)
Sewerage pump out
Waste oil
General waste
Diesel salesBy arrangement, in case of extreme need.

Services & Information

Sutton Bridge, while small, has most of what the yacht borne visitor requires, including:

  • an excellent tea shop full of home-made cakes
  • bars
  • a very comprehensive hardware and tool shop
  • a supermarket
  • a convenience store
  • renowned fish and chips

Weather & Tide Times