The Brightlingsea Foot Ferry links the town with Point Clear and East Mersea and also offers trips to Wivenhoe, Rowhedge and the Hythe in Colchester.
The custom built ferry boat has a ramp which can be lowered to allow easy access for wheelchair users and cycles, as well as foot passengers using the service.
Use of the ferry greatly reduces road miles – typically a round trip by road between Brightlingsea and Point Clear is 20 miles, but takes just 3 minutes on the ferry. The round trip by road to East Mersea is 40 miles, but only takes approximately 9 minutes by ferry.
25/03/2016 to 17/07/2016 Weekend & BH scheduled service. Monday to Friday, Dial a ferry
18/07/2016 to 04/09/2016 – Scheduled service
05/09/2016 to 30/09/2016 Weekend & BH scheduled service.
Monday to Friday, Dial a ferry
Daily operating times
10.00 – 12.30 and 13.00 – 16.45. No service between 12.30 – 13.00 daily
Brightlingsea – Point Clear – Brightlingsea
On demand except when the ferry is crossing to East Mersea (see below)
Scheduled departures from Brightlingsea on the hour between 10.00 and 16.00
Scheduled departures from East Mersea at 15 minutes past each hour between 10.15 and 16.15
|Brightlingsea – Point Clear||Brightlingsea or Point Clear –
|Senior Citizens||£1.00||Senior Citizens||£2.00|
|Bicycles & Dogs||£0.50||Bicycles & Dogs||£1.00|
(Information, times and prices taken from the Brightlingsea Harbour website)
Brightlingsea Harbour Office
Tel: 01206 302200
Mobile: 07981 450169