London & Thames Estuary

Departure Points


Clacton - Clacton Pier, CO15 1QX - Allow 20 minutes to walk from the Railway Station to the pier.

Gravesend - Gravesend Town Pier, DA11 0BJ. No wheelchair access from the pier. Rail - Gravesend Station approximately 10 minute walk.

Great Yarmouth - Coach Connection will depart from Nelson Road Car Park, Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1EX (Jubilee Coaches) to join Waverley at Southwold Pier.

Harwich - Unfortunately there is no available berth for Waverley to use in Harwich. The nearest departure points are Ipswich and Clacton.

Ipswich - Waverley will sail from Ipswich Docks. There will be a mandatory shuttle service from Ipswich Railway Station to take passengers into the docks and directly to Waverley. The shuttle bus will operate from outside the main entrance of Ipswich Railway Station, Burrell Rd, Ipswich IP2 8AL. Parking facilities are available nearby at Ipswich NCP Station Car Park, Station Yard, IP2 8AH or West End Road Car Park, W End Rd, Ipswich IP1 9AS. West End Road car park is approximately a 5-minute walk to Ipswich Train Station.

London Tower Pier - Beside Tower of London, EC3N 4DT. No parking available at the pier. Approximately 10 minute walk from Tower Hill underground.

Margate - The coach will depart from Rendezvous, adjacent to the Harbour Arm. CT9 1DD. Rail - Margate Station approximately 20 minute walk. Local parking available.

Southend - Southend Pier, SS1 1EE. 
Please give sufficient time to travel down the pier bearing in mind that the train is likely to be busy ahead of Waverley departing. We suggest you arrive at the pier around 1 hour before Waverley departs. Southend Pier toll/train - Discount entry for Waverley passengers. Adults £4.96 return, Child & Senior £2.48 return, Adults £4.56 single, Child & Senior single £2.32.
If you prefer, you may walk down the pier - approx 1.3 miles. Reduced entry charge to walk both ways is Adult £2, Child & Senior £1. Refreshments and toilets are available at the pier head if you arrive there before Waverley is ready for boarding.

Southwold - Southwold Pier, IP18 6BN. Upon entering Southwold follow the brown tourist signs to the Pier. Southwold Pier North Parade, IP18 6BN. Pay & display parking at the pier.

Whitstable - Whitstable Harbour, CT5 1AD. Rail - Whitstable station approximately 20 minute walk.