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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
July 2021 to March 2022£93.35 (+£20 registration fee)£64.95 (+£20 registration fee)
August 2021 to March 2022£88.35 (+£20 registration fee)£59.95 (+£20 registration fee)
September 2021 to March 2022£83.35 (+£20 registration fee)£54.95 (+£20 registration fee)
October 2021 to March 2022£78.35 (+£20 registration fee)£49.95 (+£20 registration fee)
November 2021 to March 2022£73.35 (+£20 registration fee)£44.95 (+£20 registration fee)
December 2021 to March 2022£68.35 (+£20 registration fee)£39.95 (+£20 registration fee)
January 2022 to March 2022£63.35 (+£20 registration fee)£34.95 (+£20 registration fee)
February 2022 to March 2022£58.35 (+£20 registration fee)£29.95 (+£20 registration fee)

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

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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