Bristol Channel & South Wales

Departure Points


Bideford - Waverley will depart from The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EY.
Coach connection to Ilfracombe on 31st May (Filers) will also depart from The Quay. Local pay and display car parks available including The Quay.

Bridgend Coach Connection - Bridgend to Penarth Coach Connection - coach pick up is from Bridgend Train Station, Station Hill, Bridgend CF31 1BN.

Bristol Coach Connection - Bristol to Clevedon Coach Connection - Coach pick up (Turners Coachways) is from Anchor Road Bus Stop outside the Bristol Aquarium; the postcode is BS1 5DB.

Chepstow Coach Connection - Chepstow to Penarth Coach Connection - Coach pick up (James Bevan Coaches) is from Chepstow Bus Station in Thomas Street by the M&S food store; the postcode is NP16 5DH.

Clevedon - Clevedon Pier, BS21 7QT.
Please note there are several flights of steps on the pier. There is no lift or step free access to the ship from the pier. All passengers are advised there is a minimum of 2 flights of stairs but may be up to 6 flights of stairs depending on the tide before reaching the ship's gangway. Wheelchairs cannot be carried down the stairs. Bikes must be pushed along the pier and carried down the stairs to the gangway.
Public transport: Regular buses from Bristol (First bus X6 and X7) . By X6 alight at the pier, X7 alight at Elton Road. On return the X6 & X7 bus stop is Elton Road, allow 15 minutes from the pier.
By rail is to Bristol Temple Meads, bus 8 (or taxi) to Bristol Bus station and bus (X6/X7 as above). Alternatively, Yatton rail station and pre-booked taxi (Fare approx. £15 each way)
Car park: Hawthorns, Elton Rd. BS21 7RG, allow 20 minutes to end of pier. There is some free parking on roads in areas behind the sea front.

Fishguard - Waverley will sail from Fishguard Harbour, adjacent to Fishguard Harbour Railway Station, SA64 0BX. The port will provide a parking area for Waverley passengers on the day.

Ilfracombe - Waverley sails from the outer part (pier) of Ilfracombe Harbour, EX34 9EQ. Parking available at the main car park at the pier.

Ilfracombe Coach Connection - Ilfracombe to Minehead Coach Connection on Sunday 2nd June (Filers) - Coach pick up is from Ropery Road Car Park, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EF.

Lundy Island - Waverley will sail from Lundy Island Pier.

Milford Haven - Waverley will sail from the lock entrance at Mackerel Quay
Milford Haven, SA73 3BN. Parking available at Mackerel Quay Car Park.

Minehead - Minehead Harbour, TA24 5UL. Pay & Display parking at Quay West, approximately 5 minutes walk.

Newport Coach Connection - Newport to Penarth Coach Connection - Coach pick up is from Newport Train Station Bus Stop on Queensway; the postcode is NP20 4AX.

Penarth - Penarth Pier, CF64 3AU. Public transport: Penarth rail station, allow 15 minutes, steep climb on return. Cardiff bus routes 92/93/94 from Cardiff to Penarth Town Centre, allow 15 minutes walk, steep climb on return. Also Adventure Travel 89A Car diff direct to Penarth Pier. Limited frequency on 89A.
Car parking: Cliff Parade CF64 5BL, 20 minutes walk to pier. Also limited "on street" parking on Marine Parade etc. Esplanade parking is limited to 2 hours.

Porthcawl - Porthcawl Harbour, on the lighthouse pier CF36 3XA. Public transport: Rail to Bridgend station with frequent buses from Bridgend bus station to Porthcawl.

Porthcawl Coach Connection - Porthcawl to Swansea Coach departs from turning area outside the harbour at Eastern Promenade where it becomes Esplanade, CF36 3YR. The coach will take passengers direct to Waverley in Swansea Docks.

Portishead - Waverley departs from the quayside adjacent to Eastcliff, BS20 7AF. Public transport: First Bus X4 from Bristol Bus Station, every half hour during the day to Harbour Rd Portishead. Allow 10 minutes to walk to the Quay. On street parking at Roath Road, Beach Road East, Gardner Road, Woodhill Road.

Swansea - Passengers meet at Fabian Way Park & Ride and join a mandatory shuttle bus which will run into the docks to meet Waverley, SA1 8LD. All day parking costs £1. No bikes can be carried on Waverley to/from Swansea.

Tenby - Tenby Harbour, SA70 7BW. Local parking available throughout Tenby. Rail - approximately 10 minutes walk.

Weston - Knightstone Harbour, BS23 2AD. Local parking available throughout Weston.