Port of Milford Haven

Fun on the Waterway

The Milford Haven Waterway is a deep water estuary on the west coast of the UK. It offers 22 miles of sheltered navigable waters and is a haven for marine leisure activities.

A journey up river takes you from open sea along the banks of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park through dramatic industrial infrastructure before rejoining the National Park in the tranquil upper reaches. Along the way you'll encounter historic forts, pretty beaches, waterside villages, interesting wildlife and even a castle or two.

Activities

The Waterway has prime conditions for a diverse range of activities, the most popular of which are sailing, motor-boating and kayaking. To find out more, please visit our activities pages.

Safety

Safety is the Port's key priority. This is a busy environment which has both leisure and commercial users so please take the time to have a look at our safety information before you head out for any activity on the water.

Litter, Marine Code and Outdoor Charter

We know how special this environment is and we all need to play a part in its protection. We have signed the Clean Seas Pledge and remain committed to waste reduction and reduction in plastic use, but also to recovery of marine litter where possible. We ask that all users - whether commercial or recreation - remain responsible for their litter and take it home with them.

Before heading on to the water, please visit the Pembrokeshire Marine Code for useful advice about how to avoid disrupting the wildlife you might encounter. If you are joining in an organised activity, the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter activities map shows which companies have subscribed to the Charter to 'ensure adventurous activities do not negatively impact on Pembrokeshire’s beautiful coastline, local communities and the wide variety of wildlife that call the area home’.

Milford Haven Recreation Plan

Every five years, the Port of Milford Haven produces the Milford Haven Waterway Recreation Plan which outlines the management of the Haven’s recreational opportunities. It offers a clear guidance as to how the Port of Milford Haven actively engages with the Waterway’s community stakeholders and partner organisations in the delivery of a sustainable approach to water-borne recreation.

Safety on the Water
Safety on the Water

How to stay safe when you use the Milford Haven Waterway

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Rules & Regulations
Rules & Regulations

Know the legal requirements for using the Waterway and keeping yourself and others safe.

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Download Tide Tables and Leisure User Guide
Download Tide Tables and Leisure User Guide

Tide Table and Leisure User Guide for the Milford Haven Waterway

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