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Newton Ferrers
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Newton Ferrers

Latitude: 50° 19'N
Longitude: 04° 03'W
Country: England

Ownership: River Yealm Harbour Authority
Type: Trust
Usage: Leisure
Contact name: Mr Robin Page, Harbourmaster
Address: Harbour Office, Yealm Road, Newton Ferrers, Plymouth, PL8 1BL
Telephone no: 01752 872533
Website: www.yealmharbourauthority.co.uk

About Newton Ferrers

The Yealm is a narrow, wooded, steep sided inlet which is roughly 6.5km long. There is a limited amount of freshwater inflow and the sand bar at the mouth shelters the lower estuary from wave action caused by the prevailing south westerly winds.

In 1957 there were a scattering of moorings for the few visiting yachts, however today this has changed dramatically. There are approximately 600 moorings leased by the Harbour Authority and about 60 private moorings in the upper reaches. Between the months of April and October the estuary is at its busiest.

Due to the greater numbers of yachts, two lines of detached pontoons have been placed in the estuary. The one in the main pool is 150ft long and the one towards Kitley is 120ft long. Yealm Quay was developed in the mid 1970s. The increasing use of the coastal path has led to a small passenger ferry being established to take people across Yealm Pool.

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