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Tides and Safety

Okay, so now you have discovered Britain’s only coastal National Park which also happens to be a Marine Special Area of Conservation, the energy capital of Europe, a world class watersports destination and according to National Geographic the joint second best coastal destination in the World. The only things you now need are the weather and tides, to which this page contains the links to!

Port of Milford Haven’s Leisure User Guide

It is important to stay safe out or near the Waterway, it is recommended that you:-

INFORM
It is recommended that you tell others where you are going and when you will be back

TIDES AND WEATHER
Check the tides and forecast to ensure that conditions are and will remain suitable for your vessel and activity

SOS DEVICE
Carry a marine VHF radio with Ch16 and capable of listening to Ch12 (harbour working channel) as well as any other means of calling for help

WEAR A LIFE JACKET
You never know when you might need it and it could just save your life

ENGINE AND EQUIPMENT CHECKS
Ensure you have appropriate and working equipment and spares aboard and that all the moorings or anchors being used are capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions

TRAINING
Ensure your vessel is handled in a competent manner and avoid taking unnecessary risk


Pembrokeshire Marine Code

Follow the Marine Code to help protect and preserve the marine wildlife that makes Pembrokeshire so special.

PLAN AHEAD
Avoid sensitive areas, large concentrations of birds/seals, and seasonal breeding sites

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
Getting to close can cause stress to wildlife, egg or pup abandonment, exhaustion, or injury

REDUCE SPEED AND SOUND
Reducing speed and holding a steady course will reduce disturbance, especially in regards to cetaceans; loud noises can disrupt seals and seabirds

 

Tides and Weather

Tide Table
To download a tide table for the Haven click here

Weather, Wind & Inshore water forecasts
There are two live weather stations on the Milford Haven Waterway
Milford Haven
Pembroke Dock

Other useful sites include:
Windguru
Local Inshore waters
Local Met Office

RNLI
Valuable safety advise for those going out onto the water