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Boat launching ramp at Littlehaven


  1. Overview
  2. Using the ramp
  3. Types of permit
  4. How to get a permit
  5. More information


The Council operates a launching ramp on the River Tyne, adjacent to South Shields Sailing Club off Harbour Drive.

Using the ramp

To use the ramp, you need a permit and appropriate insurance.

Types of permits

Private and club permits are available.


Permit types and prices
Access periodPrivate permit priceClub permit price
April 2022 to March 2023£111.70 (+£20 registration fee)£82.45 (+£20 registration fee)
May 2022 to March 2023£102.39 (+£20 registration fee)£75.58 (+£20 registration fee)
June 2022 to March 2023£93.08 (+£20 registration fee)£68.71 (+£20 registration fee)
July 2022 to March 2023£83.78 (+£20 registration fee)£61.84 (+£20 registration fee)
August 2022 to March 2023£74.47 (+£20 registration fee)£54.97 (+£20 registration fee)
September 2022 to March 2023£65.16 (+£20 registration fee)£48.10 (+£20 registration fee)
October 2022 to March 2023£55.85 (+£20 registration fee)£41.23 (+£20 registration fee)
November 2022 to March 2023£46.54 (+£20 registration fee)£34.35 (+£20 registration fee)
December 2022 to March 2023£37.23 (+£20 registration fee)£27.48(+£20 registration fee)
January 2023 to March 2023£27.93(+£20 registration fee)£20.61(+£20 registration fee)
February 2023 to March 2023£18.62(+£20 registration fee)£13.74(+£20 registration fee)
March 2023 to March 2023£9.31(+£20 registration fee)£6.87(+£20 registration fee)

Due to new security measures, we can no longer issue day permits.

The licence holder must read the permit guidance and safety information.

How to get a permit

You can buy a permit from the shop at The Word, South Shields.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday : Closed

What to bring with you to get a permit

You must bring: 

  • proof of current up to date insurance
  • proof of your previous permit sticker (if you're renewing a permit)

More information

If you need any more information, please email

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