About boat mooring

A lot of space along the banks of the River Cam is dedicated to boat mooring, for both residents and visitors.

There is space for 70 residential boats to moor and 8 visitors' boats. The boat mooring map shows the location of the designated mooring areas.

All moorings are subject to our rules and regulations.

Review of mooring policy 2016

Licences for residential mooring

To try to measure expectation, our waiting list is currently closed due to the number of people waiting for a space.  Neither list will reopen until they are within an 18 month waiting period.

Mooring for visitors

There is no charge to moor your boat in Cambridge. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is a maximum stay of 48 hours, with no return in the following seven days.

A pump-out station and water facilities are available alongside Jesus Green.

Permitted mooring areas

Visitors are allowed to moor in two areas along the Cam:

  • alongside Jesus Green, on the north bank opposite the Jesus Green swimming pool
  • alongside Midsummer Common, on the south bank adjacent to the Fort St. George pub

Temporary mooring is allowed for up to two hours between 10am-4pm upstream of the Jesus Green water facilities.

These areas can be seen on the boat mooring map and they are listed on the boat mooring areas page.

Boating websites

You might find the following websites useful or interesting.

  • Conservators of the River Cam
    The statutory navigation authority for Cambridge between the Mill Pond and Bottisham Lock, with lesser responsibilities further upstream to Byron's Pool.
  • Camboaters
    A community that provides news and arranges events for residential boaters in Cambridge.

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