Jetski (PWC) Launch Sites in Poole Harbour

Don't forget to purchase a PWC (jetski) Permit prior to launching ! 
It's a bit like paying for road tax on your car..i.e. 'a legal requirement' ! 

Pre-Launch Checks

PWC (jetski) Permit
Purchase your Poole harbour PWC permit online here

Parking
Park you car / van & trailer in an allocated bay & buy a ticket ! 

Tides:

Check the tides before you arrive and to plan when to recover. Get free Poole harbour tide info here or scroll down to the bottom of this web page.

Weather:
Check the weather before you leave home to save disappointment.
See Poole Harbour weather here

Safety Kit:
Ideas on safety equipment to carry on your person and your PWC. See Here

Jetski (PWC) Slipway Locations in Poole Harbour

Additional Notes about launching at Baiter Slipway

Third party liability insurance is a mandatory of the Borough of Poole who own the slipway. Please be WARNED that your insurance may be invalid if you do not have a PWC permit.

Baiter Slipway, Poole

Baiter Slipway

Launch Fee: Yes 
Height Barrier: No
Tide: Mid-High
Parking: Yes
GoogleMaps Location

Rockley Park Slipway, Poole

Rockley Point Boat Park

Launch Fee: Yes (daily or annual)
Height Barrier: No
Tide: Any
Parking: Yes
Tel: 01202 665001
GoogleMaps Location

Hamworthy Slipway, Poole

Hamworthy Slipway

Launch Fee: No
Height Barrier: Yes
Tide: High
Parking: Limited
Tel: N/A
GoogleMaps Location

Salterns Marina Slipway, Poole

Salterns Marina

Launch Fee: Yes
Height Barrier: No
Tide: Mid-High
Parking: Yes
Tel: 01202 709971
GoogleMaps Location

Sandbanks Yacht Company Slipway, Poole

Sandbanks Yacht Company

Launch Fee: Yes (annual)
Height Barrier: No
Tide: Any
Parking: Yes
Tel: 01202 611262
GoogleMaps Location

Davis's Boatyard Slipway, Poole

Davis's Boatyard

Launch Fee: Yes (annual)
Height Barrier: No
Tide: Mid-High
Parking: Yes
Tel: 01202 674349
GoogleMaps Location

Cobbs Quay Slipway, Poole

Cobbs Quay

Launch Fee: Yes (daily or annual)
Height Barrier: No
Tide: Any
Parking: Yes
Tel: 01202 674299
GoogleMaps Location

Prepare your Jetski (PWC)

Buy your PWC permit online
Prepare your PWC:

  • Remove covers & straps
  • Put bungs in 
  • Ensure seats are secure
  • Prep gear & equipment
  • Get changed into wet gear

Slipway Etiquitte

  • Pay for Parking
  • Prepare your PWC before going onto the slipway
  • Don't block the slipway
  • Be patient & wait your turn
  • Go slow ! 


Buy Trailer Accessories

Jetski Tie down kit

Jetski Tie Down Kits

3-point tie down kit with snap hook ends - attach your bow D-ring, and each of your stern D-rings securely to your trailer. 

Jetski Tie Down Kits

3-point tie down kit with loop ends - attach your bow D-ring, and each of your stern D-rings securely to your trailer. 

Jetski trailer ratchet straps

Ratchet Straps

316 stainless marine grade ratchet straps - 25mm, 35mm and 50mm sizes with variable length webbing to suit your needs

Poole Harbour Tide Times 2021

May - August 2021 © Crown Copyright
REMEMBER: These are the estimated depths and do not account for drying heights - check a chart for drying height information. 
As an example: the area around Baiter slipway has drying heights of between 0.7m and 1.1m. 
I.E. if the tide height is 1.3m and the drying height is 1.1m then there will only be 20cm of water ! 

Poole Harbour Tide Times 2021

September - December 2021 © Crown Copyright

REMEMBER: These are the estimated depths and do not account for drying heights - check a chart for drying height information. 
As an example: the area around Baiter slipway has drying heights of between 0.7m and 1.1m. 
I.E. if the tide height is 1.3m and the drying height is 1.1m then there will only be 20cm of water ! 

How to calculate tidal heights?

Chart Datum (C.D.)

Review a chart to find the chart datum at the slipway / location you will be visiting.

Tidal Info for the day

Go to EasyTide or review the Poole Harbour Tide Tables above to view the tidal data for the day. 

+ 1 hour for BST ?

If the tide table shows predictions in UTC then + 1 hour to the tide times shown if its currently British Summer Time.

C.D. + Tide = ?

Chart Datum + Tidal Info = 'Actual' Tide height. 
E.G. 0.2m + 1.1m = 1.3m at 11:51