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Oare Creek

Oare Creek is a drying creek running south off The Swale at Harty Ferry, about 1 mile west of Faversham.
The Saxon Shore Way follows the coastline on its way from Sittingbourne in the west to Faversham to the east and beyond.

Faversham by Sea

Access to the creek by boat is available around +/- 1.5hr HW, and at the head of the creek is the village of Oare, with berthing for visitors available at Youngboats.
Harty Ferry has a number of full tide mooring buoys, owned by boatyards in Oare and Faversham, which can be used for waiting for the tide.

Tides times are the almost the same as the times of tides at Sheerness.

Moorings and other marine services are also available in Faversham Creek.

Aerial View of the Entrnace to Oare Creek
Aerial View of the Entrance to Oare Creek

Navigation Data

Port Authority:

Port of Sheerness Ltd

Harbourmaster:

Telephone Icon 01795 663025

VHF Channel:

74 'Medway Radio'

Berthing

see Berthing below

Tides:

same as Sheerness
+0125 Dover

Waypoint:

Faversham Spit buoy -

51:20.7N,0:54.3E

Berthing


Hollowshore Services
 

Waypoint:

51:20.7N,0:54.3E - entrance to creek in the Swale

Location:

east bank of Oare Creek, as you enter the creek

Harbourmaster:

Telephone Icon 01795 532317

VHF Channel:

na

Tides:

same as Sheerness
+0125 Dover

Access:

HW+/-1.5hr

Berthing:

80 jetty drying

Max Draught:

1.7m

Max LOA:

11m

Facilities:

water, fuel, toilets, cranage

Web page:

Wooden Boat Restoration


Youngboats

Waypoint:

51:20.7N,0:54.3E - entrance to creek in the Swale

Location:

head of Oare Creek

Harbourmaster:

Telephone Icon 01795 536176

VHF Channel:

na

Tides:

same as Sheerness
+0120 Dover

Access:

HW+/-1.5hr

Berthing:

120 pontoon drying

Max Draught:

1.2m

Max LOA:

12m

Facilities:

water, fuel, toilets, repairs, chandlery, cranage

Web site:

www.youngboats.co.uk

E-mail:

info@youngboats.co.uk


Yacht Clubs


Hollowshore Cruising Club

Hollowshore Cruising Club is at Youngs Boatyard which is located at the head of Oare Creek, beside the bridge in the village of Oare.
It is an active club, with several socials during the year, and a summer cruising calendar with organised cruises of the Swale and Medway, as well as further afield to the East Coast, Holland, France, and Belgium.
The club welcomes new members - if you are interested in joining, visit the club on a Sunday lunchtime when it is usually open between midday and 3pm.
For more information please visit Hollowshore Cruising Club.