Best of Both Worlds on the Broads

Three of Tingdene Marinas & Boat Sales’ 10 UK inland marinas are based on the sought after Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and provide the perfect balance between inland and coastal boating.

Waveney, Broadlands and Brundall Bay Marinas are all closely linked, with premium facilities and fantastic boating communities. Their access to more than 125 miles of inland waterways and easy access to the sea makes these marinas somewhat rare.

All three of Tingdene’s Broads-based inland marinas offer a unique blend of serene waterways and proximity to the sea, creating a special boating and leisure experience. Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of eastern England, they provide a gateway to explore the enchanting network of reed-fringed channels, riverside pubs and restaurants, landmarks and nature reserves that make up the Broads.

Despite being nestled inland, the Broads are intricately connected to the sea through a series of tidal rivers and estuaries. This means that marinas in this region are not only surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty but also offer easy access to coastal waters.

Boaters can navigate from the tranquil confines of the Broads to the open waters of the North Sea, allowing for diverse adventures and an option for what kind of pace fits best with your day’s adventure. Plus, it is always great to have a back-up if the weather and tides are against you; with such choice you can still get out on the water and have a memorable day.

The seamless integration of inland waterways and coastal access makes these marinas highly sought after by boating enthusiasts, nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful retreat. Visitors can meander through picturesque villages, encounter abundant wildlife and engage in various water-based activities. Whether it is sailing, fishing, kayaking or simply enjoying the serenity of the surroundings, inland marinas near the Broads provide an unparalleled opportunity to explore the heart of East Anglia while being intimately connected to the nearby sea.

Essential facilities including plenty of visitor berths and on-site swimming at Waveney and Broadlands Marinas make Tingdene’s east coast marinas the perfect stop off point for Broads and see-going cruisers. Facilities across all three sites include:

  • CCTV
  • Electricity to each berth
  • Elsan pump out
  • Fuel
  • Hard standing
  • Launderette
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
  • On-site family-friendly restaurants
  • Showers and toilet facilities
  • Slipway
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • On-site shop
  • Play areas
  • Water supply
  • Wi-Fi

Berth information

  • Waveney Marina – 77 lettable and 6 visitor
  • Broadlands Marina – 125 lettable and 4 visitor
  • Brundall Bay Marina – 310 lettable and 0 dedicated visitor berths (empty berths are allocated to visitors subject to availability)

Perfectly placed to enjoy Norfolk and Suffolk, Waveney Marina is home to some of the most stunning scenery the Broads has to offer. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Waveney Valley, Waveney Marina is the ideal spot to revel in the quiet life. Savour uninterrupted views across the river and marshes, and revel in the authenticity of the birds and wildlife to your heart’s content.
As we know, pubs and restaurants are important to many boaters. The Waveney Inn, overlooking the marina, is a cosy water-side family pub where you can tuck into a reasonably priced menu of locally sourced food. A huge hit with locals and berth holders alike.

Boat Sales On The Broads – Waveney Marina is home to Tingdene’s Boat Sales On The Broads. Offering brand new bespoke-built boats from leading manufacturers including Sealine, Delphia and Viking Cruisers, there is something for all types of boaters and all budgets.

The brokerage pontoon is home to a plethora of used boats, from sloops to family cruisers, all positioned for large amounts of footfall to attract fellow boaters to tour the boats for sale.

Fun Fact – In the early 20th century, The Waveney Inn was not only a hotel and wherry trading staithe but a zoo as well! From 1904 – 1914, Frank Rice’s Zoological Gardens was a famous local attraction and home to bears, monkeys and a ‘sacred white camel’ amongst its menagerie!

Facing onto Oulton Broad, between the beautiful Suffolk coastline and the world-famous Broads National Park, is Broadlands Marina. Boasting a brand-new basin and marina facilities and with plenty to see and do on site, this is a great stop off or place to base yourself that the whole family will appreciate.

With incredibly easy access to the sea via Mutford Lock and direct access to the Norfolk Broads, the possibilities are endless from this marina. Close to Lowestoft seafront, sea-going craft can take a coastal trip to Southwold, Aldeburgh and further afield. Alternatively, travelling up the coast to Great Yarmouth offers a circular trip back to Broadlands Marina via the Yare and Waveney rivers.

If you prefer to stay inland, you can even head to Tingdene’s Brundall Bay Marina on the many cruising routes of the Broads, and Waveney Marina is only a 20 minute cruise away!

Facilities at Broadlands Marina include the recently refurbished bar and restaurant by new managers Moss & Co, a local family gastro-pub franchise who are already well-established and popular in the Norfolk area. With a menu set to please and fantastic views of the water, there is no better way to spend an afternoon. Visit to find out more.

The RYA recognised training centre East Coast Motorboat Training is based at the marina and comes with a wealth of boating knowledge to help train or refresh your boating skills to get you back out onto the water. Find out more

Set within 50 acres of picturesque and peaceful parkland in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Brundall Bay Marina is a wonderful spot to relax, unwind and escape the stresses and strains of daily life. One of Tingdene’s largest and most popular marinas, the 4-star Gold Anchor Awarded marina boasts visitor and berth holder facilities in abundance and their boating community is thriving.

Popular eatery East Hills Café & Bistro overlooks the idyllic marina, and their diverse menu caters for all. A cafe by day and a fish restaurant by night during the summer months, spending some time here is a great way to unwind after a long day on the water. Brundall Bay Marina gives direct access to endless hours of tranquil cruising on the Broads, with the north Norfolk coastline and Great Yarmouth just a three hour cruise away. From there the open sea and the near continent are at your disposal and ready for you to explore.

Tingdene marinas are members of the TransEurope Marinas Group, so all berth holders at Brundall Bay Marina receive a 50 per cent berthing discount at 75+ associated marinas across Europe for up to five days a year per marina. This covers 12 countries and close to 45,000 berths!

Tingdene berth holders also have access to a plethora of extra benefits on-site with a Privilege Loyalty Card, including discounts on fuel, boat lifting and free Wi-Fi to name just a few.

Tingdene’s three Broads marinas are close enough to visit in one day, with Waveney and Broadlands Marinas only taking 20 minutes to reach each other, and Brundall Bay a three to four hour cruise from there. All berth holders are entitled to free mooring at any other Tingdene marina for 28 days, giving the perfect opportunity to extend your adventure further around the Broads, or onto the Thames, Severn, Wey or Great Ouse Rivers. Other discounts include:

  • Discounted food at marina restaurants
  • Discounted boat insurance with Haven Knox-Johnston
  • 10 per cent off AllSeasons Holidays
  • 5 per cent off East Coast Motorboat Training
  • Up to 20 per cent off golfing and disc golf at Caldecott Hall
  • Discounted leisure swimming
  • UK-wide discounts and marina-specific discounts are also available.

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“All at Brundall Bay are very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.”
Mr P Fisher

“David at Waveney Marina always responded in a timely manner, and always offered help in taking care of the boat during the sales process. Very professional and he could not do enough. Highly recommend David.”
Mr D Smith

“We visited friends on their boat a few days ago. T’was just what the Dr ordered. A marvellous day on the river, good food, drink and wonderful friends. The marina is clean, quiet and friendly. The toilets and showers were clean and the water hot.”
Mr N Elliott (Brundall Bay)

“Fantastic! Absolutely love this place as set in a pretty place and great security. Staff always willing to help.” Ms S Curtis (Broadlands)

“Stayed over at Waveney Marina for a long weekend boating on the Broads. It has plenty of mooring space, electric, fuel and water. Overall a good stay and I would recommend it.”
Mr M Day

Tingdene Marinas
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