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Boat plots

Boats on Deal BeachWe have boat plots for hire at various locations along our coastline.


  • Deal Beach (from the Pier to Deal Castle)
  • Walmer Beach (from the paddling pool to Canada Road)
  • Walmer compound
  • Kingsdown Beach
  • St Margarets Bay



Plots are available to boat owners aged 18 or over. There are currently vacancies at all of the sites but this can alter during the summer months.

To find out more about availability of boat plots please call 01304 872395 or emailpropertyservices@dover.gov.uk

Sheds along Walmer beachSheds

Sheds can be erected on Walmer boat plots, but you must acquire planning permission first.

Sheds are also rateable and are for the storage of fishing and boat equipment only.

Once you surrender your plot, you must remove all your equipment, including the shed. Anything left behind becomes property of the Council.

You cannot sell or assign your plot or shed.

Boat plot charges

SiteCharge - per annum
Deal / Walmer beach plot £370.00
Deal / Walmer commercial plot £165.00
St. Margaret’s beach plot £286.00
Kingsdown beach plot £228.00
Extra boat on plot £78.50

Sandwich Quay

Long stay moorings (minimum 3 months), DDC residents: £5.10 per meter per week

Long stay moorings (minimum 3 months), non-residents: £8.00 per meter per week

Short stay moorings per day (maximum 28 days): £10.80 per day

How to apply

For availability of boat plots please call 01304 872395.

Please complete print, sign and return our application form: